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Films Trade Shown 1948 7 

Renters' Offers 1948 39 

Trade Statistics 50 

Who's What in the Industry 53 

Trade Organisations 107 

Renting Companies 137 

British Production m 149 

The Leading Kinema Circuits 221 

Directory of Kinemas , ... 247 

Kinema Equipment 473 

Sub- Standard Film Market ... 495 

Finance 529 

Legal • . 547 

Cinematograph Films Act 551 

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Films Trade Shown 1948 

Films reviewed in "Kinematograph. Weekly" up to 
November 30, 1948. British, films and films made in 
British Colonies denoted by an asterisk (*). Colour 
films by dagger (t). Trade show date appears in brackets. 
Lengths and release dates as supplied by the renters. 



ABIE'S IRISH ROSE. 

United Artists (Feb. 26). — Joanne Dru, 
Richard Norris, Michael Chekhov. 8,720 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.11075. " Kine," Jan. 29, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
ABOVE ALL LAWS. 

Columbia (June 29). — William Bishop, 
Gloria Henrv, Edgar Buchanan. 6,773 ft- 
U. Reg. No. F.11475- " Kine," July 8, 
1948. Rel. Aug. 23, 1948. 
ADVENTURE UNLIMITED. 

Monarch (July 8). — Richard Fraser, Maris 
Wrixon, Lionel Royce. 6,683 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.11525. " Kine," July 15, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 
ADVENTURES OF CASANOVA. 

GFD (July 21).— Arturo de Cordova. 
Lucille Bremer, Turhan Bey. 7,496 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11560. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 
Rel. Nov. 22, 1948. 
ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERR! WELL, THE. 
GFD (Sept. 24). — Don Briggs, Jean Rogers, 
John King. 12 eps. U. Reg. No. F. 12603. 
" Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*AGAINST THE WIND. 

. GFD (Feb. 11).— Robert Beatty, Simone 
Signoret, Jack Warner. 8,589 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. ;Tr.no58. "Kine," Feb. 19, 
1948. Rel. March 29, 1948. 
ALIAS A GENTLEMAN. 

M-G-M (July 22).— Wallace Beery, Tom 
Drake, Dorothy Patrick. 6,791 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11517. " Kine," Julv 29, 1948. 
Rel. Dec. 13, 1948. 
'ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK. 

New Realm (Aug. 12). — Commentary by 
Lionel Marson. 3,000 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. E.11741. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 
'ALL THE KING'S MEN. 

M-G-M (Jan. 28). — Commentary by Lionel 
Marson. 3,080 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. E.11023. 
" Kine,"JFeb. 5, 1948. Rel. Feb. 9, 1948. 
ALL MY SONS. 

GFD (June 30).— Edward G. Robinson, Burt 
Lancaster, Mady Christians. 8,446 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.i 1450. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 
Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 
AMBUSHED. 

Columbia (April 13). — Russell Havden, 
Bob Wills, Alma Carroll. 5,347ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11286. " Kine," April 15, 1948. 
Rel. May 3, 1948. 
AN ACT OF MURDER. 

GFD (Oct. 28). — Fredric March, Florence 
Eldridge, Edmond O'Brien. 8,166 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11858. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 
Rel. Dec. 6, 1948. 
'ANNA KAREN INA. 

British Lion (March 2). — Vivien Leigh, 
Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore. 12,544 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr.11137. "Kine," 
Jan. 2Q, 1948. Rel. Sept. 27, 1948. 
•ANOTHER SHORE. 

GFD (Nov. 25).— Robert Beatty, Stanley 
Holloway, Moira Lister. 8,166 ft. U. 



Reg. No. Br. /E.11952. " Kine," Nov. 25; 
1948. Rel. Dec. 20, 1948. 
ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE. 

British Lion (Oct. 13). — Roger Pigaut, 

Claire Maffel. 8,000 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11808. "Kine," Sept. 9, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
APACHE KID, THE. 

British Lion (Jan. 30). — Don " Red " 

Barry, Lynn Merrick, Leroy Mason. 5,036ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11039. " Kine," Feb. 5, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
APRIL SHOWERS. 

Warner (Sept. 10).— Jack Carson, Ann 

Sothern, Robert Alda. 8,444 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11704. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
ARCH OF TRIUMPH. 

M-G-M (Oct. 27). — Ingrid Bergman, Charles 

Boyer, Charles Laughton. 10,296 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11868. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
ARE YOU WITH IT? 

GFD (July 6).— Donald O'Connor, Olga 

San Juan, Lew Parker. 8,100 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11487. " Kine," Julv 8, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
ARTHUR TAKES OVER. 

20TH Century-Fox (June 24). — Lois 

Collier, Richard Crane, Skip Homeier. 

5,683 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11418. '• Kine," 

July 1, 1948. Rel. July 12, 1948. 
ASSIGNED TO DANGER. 

Pathe (Nov. 8). — Gene Raymond, Noreen 

Nash, Robert Bice. 5,919 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11909. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
♦ATOMIC PHYSICS. 

GFD — 7,500ft. "Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦BALI ADVENTURE. 

DUK Films (March 23). — Commentary by 

John Snagge. 3,230ft. U. Reg. 'No. 

Br. /E.11224. "Kine," April 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, THE. 

Warner (April 16). — Robert Alda, Andrea 

King, Peter Lorre. 7,345 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11260. " Kine," April 22, 1948. Rel. 

June 28, 1948. 
BEHIND THESE WALLS. 

Blue Ribbon (Sept.). — Pierre Brasseur, 

Jean Brochard. 7,300 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.10S05. " Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
BERLIN EXPRESS. 

RKO-Radio (Aug. 12).— Merle Oberon, 

Robert Ryan, Paul Lukas. 7,783 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11636. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 
BEST MAN WINS. 

Columbia (July 16). — Edgar Buchanan, 

Anna Lee, Garry Gray. 6,662 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11535. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 



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BEYOND GLORY. 

Paramount (June 30). — Alan Ladd, Donna 
Reed, George Colouris. 7,463 ft. A. Reg. 
Xo. F.11430. " Kine," July 8, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 
BIG CITY. 

M-G-M (July 7).— Margaret O'Brien, Danny 
Thomas, George Murphy. 9,270 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11491. " Kine," July 15, 1948. 
Rel. Nov. 29, 1948. 

BIG CLOCK, THE. 

Paramount (Dec. 10). — Ray Milland, 
Charles Laughton, Maureen O'SuUivan. 
8,670ft. A. Reg. No. F.10949. "Kine," 
Dee. 18, 1947. Rel. April 19, 1948. 

BIG FIX, THE. 

Pathe (April 7). — James Brown, Sheila 

Ryan, Noreen Nash. 5,468 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F .11250. " Kine," April 15, 1948. Rel. 

June 28, 1948. 
BIG PUNCH, THE. 

Warner (June 21). — Wayne Morris, Lois 

Maxwell, Gordon MacRae. 7,215 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.i 1458. " Kine," June 24, 1948. 

Rel. July 12, 1948. 
BIG TOWN SCANDAL. 

Paramount (Sept. 17). — Philip Reed, 

Hillary Brooke, Stanley Clements. 5,559 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1 719. " Kine," Sept. 23, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

tBIRDS and the bees, the. 

M-G-M (July 14). — Jeanette Macdonald, 

Jose Iturbi, Jane Powell. 10,354 ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.11516. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
BISHOP'S WIFE, THE. 

RKO-Radio. — Loretta Young 

David Niven, Can,- Grant. 9.500 ft. Reg. 

No. F.11509. " Kine," Dec. 4, 1947. Rel. 

Aug. 30, 1948. 
BLACK ARROW STRIKES, THE. 

Columbia (July 15). — Louis Hayward, 

Janet Blair, George Macready. 6,756 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11533. " Kine," July 22, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
BLACK GOLD. 

Pathe (June 4). — Anthony Quinn, 

Katherine DeMille, Ducky Louie. 8,011 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11336. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. July 5, 1948. 
BLACKMAIL. 

British Lion (April 6). — William Marshall, 

Adele Mara, Ricardo Cortez. 5,971 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11242. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
"BLANCHE FURY. 

GFD (Feb. 18). — Stewart Granger, Valerie 

Hobson, Walter Fitzgerald. 8,512 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. Tr.11070. " Kine," Feb. 26, 

1948. Rel. Mar. 22, 1948. 
"BLIND GODDESS, THE. 

GFD (Sept. 9). — Eric Portman, Anne Craw- 
ford, Michael Denison. 7,892 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. E.11706. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 18, 1948. 
BLONDIE'S ANNIVERSARY. 

Columbia (July 20). — Penny Singleton, 

Arthur Lake, Larrv Simms. 6,019 ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.11588. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
BLONDIE'S REWARD. 

Columbia (Aug. 20). — Penny Singleton. 

Arthur Lake, Larry Simms. 5,981 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11661. " Kine." Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed, 
BODY AND SOUL 

M-G-M (May 19).— John Garfield, Lilli 

Palmer, Hazel Brooks. 9,523 ft. A, 



Reg. No. F.11320. " Kine," May 27, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
BODYGUARD. 

RKO-Radio (Oct. 11). — Lawrence Tiernev, 

Priscilla Lane, Philip Reed. 5,800 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11803. " Kine," Oct. 14, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
*BOND STREET. 

Pathe (May 25).— Jean Kent, Roland 

Young, Kathleen Harrison. 9,810 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11353. "Kine," May 20, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
--BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE. 

British Lion (Oct. 26). — David Niven, 

Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham. 

12,454 ft- U. Reg. No. Br. E.11951. 

" Kine," Nov. 4, 194S. Rel. Not fixed. 
BOWERY BUCKAROOS. 

Pathe (Sept. 21).— Leo Gorcey, Bowery 

Boys, Julie Briggs. 5,925 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11760. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 27, 1948. 
BRIDE GOES WILD, THE. 

M-G-M (May 12). — Van Johnson, June 

Allyson, Butch Jenkins. 8,6oo ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.i 1297. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 

Rel. Julv 19, 1948. 
"BRITAIN'S SURE SHIELD. 

International Motion Pictures (Dec. 16). 

3,150 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. E.11062. 

" Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. Rel. Not fixed. 
"BROKEN JOURNEY. 

GFD (April 12).— Phyllis Calvert, James 

Donald, Margot Graham. 8,027 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. E.11267. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. May 31, 1948. 
BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH. 

RKO-Radio (Dec. 8).— Robert Mitchum, 

Jane Greer, Steve Brodie. 8,711 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.10945. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 

Rel. Jan. 26, 1948. 
BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK. 

Columbia (July 19). — Ron Randell, Gloria 

Henry, Anabel'Shaw. 5,805 ft. A. Reg. 

Xo. F.11574. " Kine," Julv 22, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
BURY ME DEAD. 

Pathe (Aug. 4). — Cathy O'Donnell. June 

Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont. 6,129 ft- A. 

Reg. Xo. F.11619. " Kine," Aug. 12, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
"BUSH PILOT. 

Exclusive (Feb. 2). — Jack La Rue, Rochelle 

Hudson, Austin Willis. 5,533 ft. U. 

Reg. Xo. Br. E.11034. "Kine," Feb. 5, 

1948. Rel. Mav 31, 1948. 
CAGED FURY. 

Paramount (July 15). — Richard Denning, 

Sheila Ryan, Buster Crabbe. 5,500 ft. A. 

Reg. Xo. F.11520. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 30, 1948. 
"CALENDAR, THE. 

GFD (May 26).— Greta Gynt, John Mc- 

Callum, Raymond Lovell. 7,138 ft. A. 

Reg. Xo. Br. E.11352. "Kine," Mav 27, 

1948. Rel. July 5, 1948. 
CALL NORTHSIDE 777. 

20TH Century-Fox (May 13). — James 

Stewart, Richard Conte, Helen Walker. 

9,981ft. A. Reg. Xo. F.11303. "Kine," 

May 20, 1948. Rel. Dec. 20, 1948. 
"CALL OF THE BLOOD. 

British Lion (Feb. 12). — John Oernents 

Kay Hammond, John Justin. 8,013 ft- A. 

Reg. Xo. Br. Dr. 1 1054. " Kine," Feb. 10, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 16, 1948. 
"PALLING PAUL TEMPLE. 

Butcher's (June 29). — JohnBentley, Dinah 

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Reg: No. Br. /E. 11417- " Kine," June 24, 
1948. Rel. Dec. 13, 1948. 
CAMPUS HONEYMOON. 

British Lion (Aug. 17). — Lyn Wilde, Lee 

Wilde, Richard Crane. 5,525 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11694. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
CANON CiTY. 

GFD (Nov. 5).— Jeff Corey, Scott Brady, 

Mabel Paige. 7,374 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11882. " Kine," Nov. n, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
CASS TIMBERLANE. 

M-G-M (Aug. 4). — Spencer Tracy, Lana 

Turner, Zachary Scott. 10,530 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11614. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Jan. 31, 1949. 
CASTLE SINISTER. 

Equity British (Feb. 19). — Mara Russell- 

Tavernan, Allistair Hunter, James Liggatt. 

4,450 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E.11061. 

" Kine," Feb. 26, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
CHALLENGE, THE. 

2oth Century-Fox (Aug. 24). — Tom 

Conway, June Vincent, Richard Stapley. 

6,140 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11658. "Kine," 

Aug. 26, 1948. Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 
CHEYENNE. 

Warner (April 14). — Dennis Morgan, 

Jane Wyman, Janis Paige. 8,912 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11258. "Kine," April 22, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 9, 1948. 
CHINESE RING, THE. 

Pathe (Nov. 11). — Roland Winters, Manton 

Moreland, Louise Currie. 6,086 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11906. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*CHORUS GIRL. 

Renown (Jan. 21). — Jacquelyn Dunbar, 

Alex Wright, Beth Ross. 4,180 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11015. "Kine," Jan. 29, 

1948. Rel. Feb. 16, 1948. 
CLOSE-UP. 

Pathe (Nov. 10). — Alan Baxter, Virginia 

Gilmore, Richard Kollmar. 6,726 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11904. "Kine," Nov. 18, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
"CLOUDED CRYSTAL, THE. 

Butcher's (June 15). — Dorothy Bramhall, 

Patrick Waddington, Frank Muir. 5,102 ft. 

A. Reg. No. Br. /E.11400. " Kine," June 

17, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
COBRA STRIKES, THE. 

Pathe (Sept. 24). — Sheila Ryan, Richard 

Fraser, Herbert Heyes. 5,500 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11756. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
*COLONEL BOGEY. 

GFD (Aug. 25). — Mary Jerrold, Jack Train, 

Jane Barrett. 4,620 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.n697. "Kine," Sept. 2, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 
GORRIDOR OF MIRRORS. 

GFD (Mar. 10). — Eric Portman, Edana 

Romney, Joan Maude. 9,467 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11157. " Kine," Mar. 18, 1948. 

Rel. April 12, 1948. 
"COUNTERBLAST. 

Pathe (May 18). — Mervyn Johns, Robert 

Beatty, Nova Pilbeam. 8,999 ft- A. 

Reg. No. Br./E.ii337- "Kine," May 27, 

1948. Rel. June 14, 1948. 
"CRAGSMEN, THE. 

Piccadilly (April 22). — 3,055 ft. U. Reg. 
- No. Br. /E.11211. " Kine," April 29, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
GROSSFIRE. 

RKO-Radio (Dec. 30).— Robert Young, 

Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. 7,710 ft. 



A. Reg. No. F.10981. " Kine," Jan. 1, 

1948. Rel. Feb. 9, 1948. 
CRY WOLF. 

Warner (Feb. 4). — Enrol Flynn, Barbara 

Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks. 7,582 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11045. " Kine," Feb. 12, 

1948. Rel. Mar. 15, 1948. 
"CUMBERLAND STORY, THE. 

ABFD (Feb. 16).— James Adam Nimmo, 

Tom Stephenson. 3,733 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /R.11089. "Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
"CUP-TIE HONEYMOON. 

Mancunian (Mar. 18). — Sandy Powell, 

Betty Jumel, Pat McGrath. 8,350 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./E.ii384. " Kine," Mar. 25, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
DAISY KENYON. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 2). — Joan Craw- 
ford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda. 8,904 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1447. " Kine," July 

8, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
DANGEROUS YEARS, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (Aug. 2). — William 

Halop, Ann E. Todd, Jerome Cowan. 

5,490 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11612. "Kine," 

Aug. 5, 1948. Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
DARK PASSAGE. 

Warner (March 3). — Humphrey Bogart, 

Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorhead. 9,544 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11108. "Kine," Mar. 11, 

1948. Rel. May 17, 1948. 
"DARK ROAD, THE. 

Exclusive (July 28). — Charles Stuart, 

Joyce Linden, Mackenzie Ward. 6,668 ft. 

A. Reg. No. Br. /E.11642. " Kine," Aug. 

5, 1948. Rel. Oct. 1, 1948. 
"DATE WITH A DREAM. 

Grand National (Sept. 30).- — Terry 

Thomas, Jean Carson, Len and Bill Lowe. 

5,000 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.n8 4 3. 

" Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. not fixed. 
tA DATE WITH JUDY. 

M-G-M (Nov. 10). — Jane Powell, Elizabeth 

Taylor, Wallace Beery. 10,186 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11899. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. not fixed. 
"DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS. 

Paramount (Jan. 23). — Anne Crawford, 

Maxwell Reed, Siobhan McKenna. 8,226 

ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.noi7. "Kine," 

Jan. 29, 1948. Rel. March 8, 1948. 
"DAYBREAK. 

GFD (May 19).— Eric Portman, Ann Todd, 

Maxwell Reed. 7,295 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./E.ii36o. " Kine," May 27, 1948. Rel. 

July 12, 1948. 
DEAD DON'T DREAM, THE. 

UA (Nov. 5).— William Boyd, Andy Clyde, 

Rand Brooks. 5,597 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11884. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. Rel. 

not fixed. 
DEADLINE AT DAWN. 

RKO-Radio (April 7). — Susan Hayward, 

Paul Lukas, Bill Williams. 7,47i ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.9296. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. May 31, 1948. 
"DEATH IN THE HAND. 

GFD (Feb. 13).— Esme Percy, Ernest Jay, 

Carleton Hobbs. 3,910 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11057. "Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 

Rel. March 29, 1948. 
DEATH VALLEY OUTLAWS. 

British Lion (Feb. 3). — Don " Red " 
. Barry, Lynn Merrick, Milburn Stone. 

5,054 ft. U. Reg. No. F.i 1040. "Kine," 

Feb. 5, 1948. Rel. not fixed. 



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DEEP VALLEY. 

Warner (April 15). — Ida Lupino, Dane 

Clark, Wayne Morris. 9,349 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.i 1259. " Kine," April 22, 1948. 

Rel. Tuly 19, 1948. 
DEEP WATERS. 

2oth Century-Fox (Sept. 29). — Dana 

Andrews, Jean Peters, Dean Stockwell. 

7,669 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11778. "Kine," 

Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. not fixed. 
DESIRE ME. 

M-G-M (July 21). — Greer Garson, Robert 

Mitchum, Richard Hart. 8,182 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11557. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 6, 1948. 
DEVIL SHIP. 

Columbia (June 2g\. — Richard Lane, 

Louise Campbell, Damian O'Flynn. 5,600 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1472. " Kine," July 

1, 1948. Rel. not fixed. 
*DICK BARTON— SPECIAL AGENT. 
. Exclusive (March 3). — Don Stannard, 

George Ford, Gillian Maude. 6,242 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br/E.11117. "Kine," March 4, 

1948. Rel. May 10, 1948. 
DOCTOR'S GAMBLE; THE. 

Columbia (June 30). — Warner Baxter, 

Micheline Cheirel, Steven Geray. 5,971 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11478. " Kine," July 8, 

1948- Rel. not fixed. 
DOUBLE LIFE, A. 

GFD (May 18).— Ronald Colman, Signe 

Hasso, Edmond O'Brien. 9,100 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11332. " Kine," May 20, 

1948. Rel. June 28, 1948. 
* DOVER ROAD, THE. 

ABFD (Dec. 11). — Commentary by Valen- 
tine Dyall. 3,119 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.9399. "Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. not fixed. 
DOWN MISSOURI WAY. 

Monarch (July 7.) — Martha O'Driscoll, 

John Carradine, Eddie Dean. 6,020 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11524. " Kine," July 15, 

1948. Rel. not fixed. 
DOWN TEXAS WAY. 

New Realm (Nov. 28). — Buck Jones, 

Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton. 9,500 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F. 10943. " Kine," Dec. 4, 

1947. Rel. Not fixed. 
DRAGNET. 

Exclusive (June 22).— Henry Wilcoxon, 
Mary Brian, Douglass Dumbrille. 6,300 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.i 1429. " Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. not fixed. 
DREAM GIRL. 

Paramount (July 16). — Betty Hutton, 

Macdonald Carey, Walter Abel. 7,714 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11519. " Kine," July 22, 

1948. Rel. not fixed. 
DRIFTING ALONG. 

Pathe (April 9). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton, Lynne Carver. 5,356 

ft. U. Reg. No. F.11253. " Kine," April 

15, 1948. Rel. May 3, 1948. 
DRIFTWOOD. 

British Lion (Aug. 20). — Ruth Warwick, 

Walter Brennan, Natalie Wood. 7,952 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11690. " Kine," Aug. 26, 

1948. Rel. not fixed. 
-EASTER PARADE. 

M-G-M (Nov. 3).— j u dy Garland, Fred 

Astaire, Ann Miller. 9;2 88 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11877. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. 

Rel. not fixed. 

♦EASY MONEY. 

GFD (Jan. 21).— Greta Gynt, Dennis 
Price, Jack Warner. 8,427 ft. A. Reg. 



No. Br. /Tr. 11016. " Kine," Jan. 22, 1948. 
Rel. Feb. 23, 1948. 
ELEPHANT AND THE SKIPPING ROPE, THE. 

GFD (Dec. 15). — Natasha Zashilina. 3,095 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.i 1004. " Kine," Dec. 
18, 1947. Rel. not fixed. 
♦ELIZABETH TAKES A HOLIDAY. 

New Realm (May 12). — 3,150 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br/E.11359. "Kine," May 20, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
tEMPEROR WALTZ, THE. 

Paramount (May 4). — Bing Crosby, Joan 

Fontaine, Roland Culver. 9,651 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11288. " Kine," May 6, 1948. 

Rel. not fixed. 
*END OF THE BRIDGE, THE. 

Exclusive (March 30). — Commentary by 

Michael Brooke. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.ii20i. "Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. not fixed. 
ENRICO IV. 

Film Traders (March 16). — Osvaldo 

Valenti, Clara Calamai. 8,500 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11206. " Kine," March 18, 

1948. Rel. not fixed. 
♦ESCAPE. 

20TH Century-Fox (March 23). — Rex 

Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, 

7,081 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.m69. 

" Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. May 17, 1948. 
♦ESTHER WATERS. 

GFD (Sept. 22).— Kathleen Ryan, Dirk 

Bogarde, Cyril Cusack. 9,739 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11767. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
EXILE, THE. 

GFD (July 1). — Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr. 

Paule Croset, Maria Montez. 8,240 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11451. " Kine," July 8, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
EXPOSED. 

British Lion (June 8). — Adela Mara, 
Robert Scott, Adrian Booth. 5,329 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.11379. " Kine," June 10, 
1948. Rel. not fixed. 

FABULOUS TEXAN, THE. 

British Lion (June 3).— William Elliott, 
John Carroll, Catherine McLeod. 8,600 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.11383. " Kine," June 10, 
1948. Rel. not fixed. 

FALL GUY. 

Pathe (June 1). — Clifford Penn, Teala 
Loring, Robert Armstrong. 5,748 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.i 1368. Kine," June 3, 1948. 
Rel. not fixed. 

♦FALLEN IDOL, THE. 

British Lion (Aug. 19). — Michele Morgan, 
Ralph Richardson, Bobbv Henrey. 8,562 
ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E.i 1728. "Kine," 
Aug. 26, 1948. Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 

FARREBIQUE. 

GCT (Mar. 16).— 8,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.11132. " Kine," March 18, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

♦FATAL NIGHT, THE. 

Columbia (April 13). — Lester Ferguson, 
Jean Short, Leslie Armstrong. 4,452 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./E.ii256. " Kine," April 15, 
1948. Rel. July 12, 1948. 

FIGHTING BACK. 

20TH Century-Fox (Sept. 9). — Paul Lang- 
ton, Jean Rogers, "Daisy" the Dog. 
5,525 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11700. " Kine," 
Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

♦FIGHTING SPIRIT, THE. 

Butcher's (June 15). — Past and present 
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No. Br. /E.i 1 158. " Kine," June 17, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 
*FIRST GENTLEMAN, THE. 

Columbia (March 15). — Cecil Parker, Joan 

Hopkins, Jean Pierre Aumont. 9,975 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.ui33. " Kine," March 25, 

1948. Rel. May 31, 1948. . 
FLAME, THE. 

British Lion (June 2). — John Carroll, Vera 

Ralston, Robert Paige. 8,685 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11382. "Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. July 12, 1948. 
*FLAMINGO AFFAIR, THE. 

Grand National (Jan. 12). — Dennis 

Webb, Colette Melville, Arthur Chesney. 

6,000 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E. 11059. 

" Kine," Jan. 15, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*FLY AWAY PETER. 

GFD (Oct. 8).— Frederick Piper, Kathleen 

Boutall, Margaret Barton. 5,380 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11805. "Kine," Oct. 14, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 29, 1948. 
*FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE. 

Butcher's (Mar. 30). — Vic Oliver. 3,294 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. /E.11202. " Kine," April 8, 

1948. Rel. Immediate. 
FOREIGN AFFAIR, A. 

Paramount (June 15). — Jean Arthur, 

Marlene Dietrich, John Lund. 10,471 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11494. " Kine," June 17, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 29, 1948. 
• FOREVER AMBER. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 6). — Linda 

Darnell, Cornel Wilde, George Sanders. 

12,427 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1495. " Kine," 

July 8, 1948. Rel. Sept. 27, 1948. 
FORT APACHE. 

RKO-Radio (June 18). — John Wayne, 

Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple. 11,505 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.i 1405. " Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. July 26, 1948. 
*FORTUNE LANE. 

GFD (Dec. 16).— Douglas Barr, Brian 

Weske, George Carney. 5,136 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E. 10958. "Kine," Dec. 25, 

1947. Rel. Not fixed. 
FOUR STEPS IN THE CLOUDS. 

GCT (June 1). — Gino Cervi, Adriana 
Bennetti. 12,000 ft. approx. Reg. No. 
F.11389. " Kine," June 3, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

FOXES OF HARROW, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (May 14). — Rex Harri- 
son, Maureen O'Hara, Patricia Medina. 
10,609 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1304. "Kine," 
May 20, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

FUGITIVE, THE. 

RKO-Radio (April 6).— Henry Fonda, 
Dolores Del Rio, Pedro Armendariz. 
9,352 ft. A. Reg. No. F11052. " Kine," 
April 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

t FUN AND FANCY FREE. 

RKO-Radio (Dec. 23). — Edgar Bergen, 
Luana Patten, Dinah Shore. 6,480 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F. 10977. " Kine," Jan. 8, 1948. 
Rel. Feb. 16, 1948. 

FURY. 

Pathe (Nov. 10). — Preston Foster, William 
Bishop, Mary Stuart. 6,842 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.i 1897. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 
FURY AT FURNACE CREEK. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 1). — Victor 
Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan. 7,905 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.11446. " Kine," July 8, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
GALLANT LEGION, THE. 

British Lion (Oct. 19). — William Elliott, 



Adrian Booth, Bruce Cabot. 7,966 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11850. " Kine," Oct. 28, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
GANGSTER, THE. 

Pathe (July 26). — Barry Sullivan, Belita, 

Sheldon Leonard. 7,527 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11605. " Kine," July 29, 1948. Rel. 

Aug. 30, 1948. 
GAS HOUSE KIDS GO WEST. 

Pathe (July 28). — The Gas House Kids, 

Emory Parnell, Chill Williams. 5,607 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11604. " Kine," Aug. 5, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
GAS HOUSE KIDS IN HOLLYWOOD. 

Pathe (Nov. 12). — Gas House Kids, Jane 

Bryant, Michael Whalen. 5,580 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11908. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT. 

20TH Century-Fox (May 11). — Gregory 

Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield 

10,699 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11301. " Kine,' : 

May 13, 1948. Rel. July 26, 1948. 
GIRL FROM MANHATTAN. 

United Artists (Oct. 6). — Dorothy 

Lamour, George Montgomery, Charles 

Laughton. 7,288 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11800. 

" Kine," Oct. 14, 1948. Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
*GIRL FROM SCOTLAND YARD. 

Sherwood (Mar. 21). — Commentary by 

Lionel Marson. 3,100 ft. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11156. "Kine," March 25, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
tGIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY. 

20TH Century-Fox (Nov. 23). — Charles 

Winninger, Dan Dailey, Fay Bainter. 

7,99oft. U. Reg. No. F.11938. "Kine," 

Nov. 2.5, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*GODS CAN LAUGH, THE. 

DUK Films (March 24). — Commentary by 

John Snagge. 3,197 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11223. "Kine," April 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
GOOD NEWS. 

M-G-M (Sept. 15). — June Allyson, Peter 

Lawford, Patricia Marshall. 8,372 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11727. " Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
GOOD TIME GIRL. 

GFD (April 28). — Jean Kent, Dennis Price, 

Griffith Jones. 8,331ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E . 

11287. " Kine," May 6, 1948. Rel. 

June 14, 1948. 
*GOODWIN SANDS, THE. 

Warner (April 16). — Kent Walton, Pamela 

Saxby, Joseph Cunningham. 3,136 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./E.ii232. "Kine," April22, 

1948. Rel. May 24, 1948. 
GREAT COMMANDMENT, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (April 16). — John 

Beal, Marjorie Cooley, Maurice Moscovitch. 

7,184 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11334. " Kine," 

April 22, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*GREED OF WILLIAM HART, THE. 

Ambassador (March 23). — Tod Slaughtei, 

Henry Oscar, Aubrey Woods. 7,005 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11205. "Kine," April 1, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
GREEN DOLPHIN STREET. 

M-G-M (May 20).— Lana Turner, Van 

Heflin, Donna Reed. 12,702 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11319. " Kine," May 27, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 30, 1948. 
1 GREEN GRASS OF WYOMING. 

20TH Century-Fox (Nov. 16). — Robert 

Arthur, Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn. 

7,623 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11916. " Kine," 

Nov. 1 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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GUILTY, THE. 

Pathe (April 6). — Bonita Granville, Don 

Castle, Wally Carsell. 6,312 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11251. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. June 7, 1948. 
-GUINEA PIG, THE. 

Pathe (Oct. 29).— Richard Attenborough, 

Sheila Sim, Robert Flemyng. 8,791 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./E.u87r. "Kine," Oct. 21, 

1948. Rel. Jan. 24, 1949- 
♦GUNMAN HAS ESCAPED, A. 

Monarch (June 16). — John Hervey, John 

Fitzgerald, Robert Cartland. 5,000 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11421. "Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

* HAM LET. 

GFD (June 4). — Laurence Olivier, Basil 

Sydney, Eileen Herlie. 13,926 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./E.ii363. "Kine," May 6. 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
HARD BOILED MAHONEY. 

Pathe (Dec. 12). — Huntz Hall, Bobby 

Jordan, Teala Loring. 5,689 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.10954. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. Rel. 

Jan. 12, 1948. 
HAT-BOX MYSTERY, THE. 

Exclusive (June 23). — Tom Neal, Virginia 

Sale, Allen Jenkins. 4,007 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11427. " Kine," July 1, 1948. Rel. Not 

faxed. 
HAZARD. 

Paramount (June 16). — Paulette Goddard, 

Macdonald Carey, Fred Clark. 8,254 ft- A - 

Reg. No. F.11402. " Kine," June 25, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
HEADING FOR HEAVEN. 

Pathe (Sept. 22). — Stuart Erwin, Glenda 

Farrell, Russ Vincent. 6,421ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11718. "Kine," Sept. 30 1948. Rel. 

Oct. 18, 1948. 
HEART OF VIRGINIA. 

British Lion (Oct. 13). — Janet Martin, 

Robert Lowery, Frankie Darro. 5,336 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11813. Kine," Oct. 21, 

1948. Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
♦HERE COME THE HUGGETTS. 

GFD (Nov. 23).— Jack Warner, Kathleen 

Harrison, Petula Clark. 8,367 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11932. " Kine," Nov. 25, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
♦HERE IS THE GOLD COAST. 

United Artists (Dec. 22). — Commentary 

by D. M. Williams. 3,131 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /E. 10965. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
HIDDEN HAND, THE. 

Warner (Oct. 6). — Craig Stevens, Elizabeth 

Fraser, Willie Best. 6,063 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.H797. " Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. Not 

fixed. 

♦ HIGHLAND STORY. 

Exclusive (April 7). — James Urquhart, 

Nessie Barrie. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11245. "Kine," April 15, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
HIGH TIDE. 

Pathe (Dec. 19). — Lee Tracy, Don Castle, 

Julie Bishop. 6,379 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 10962. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. Rel. 

Jan. 5, 1948. 
HIGH WALL. 

M-G-M (May 13). — Robert Taylor, Audrey 

Totter, Herbert Marshall. 8,780 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11365. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 30, 1948. 
♦HOLIDAYS WITH PAY. 

Mancunian (March 17). — Frank Randle, 

Tessje O'Shea, Dan Young. 10,300 ft. A, 



Reg. No. Br. /E.11385. " Kine," March 25, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
HOMECOMING. 

M-G-M (July 8).— Clark Gable, Lana 
Turner, Anne Baxter. 10,132 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.i 1490. " Kine," July 15, 1948. 
Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 

HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT, THE. 

Warner (July 26). — Jack Benny, Alexis 
Smith, Reginald Gardiner. 6,988 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11589. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. / 

♦HOURS BETWEEN, THE. 

British Foundation (March 23). — Com- 
mentary by Frank Phillips. 3,100 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./E.in88. "Kine," April 1, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

♦HOUSE OF DARKNESS. 

British Lion (June n). — Lawrence Harvey, 
Lesley Osmond, Alexander Archdale. 
6,960 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./E.ii387. "Kine," 
June 17, 1948. Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 

HUNTED, THE. 

Pathe (Nov. 8).- — Belita, Preston Foster, 
Pierre Watkin. 7,540 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.11910. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

♦IDOL OF PARIS. 

Warner (Feb. 19). — Beryl Baxter, Christine 
Norden, Michael Rennie. 9,498 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. /Tr.11072. "Kine," Feb. 26, 
1948. Rel. April 26, 1948. 

IF WINTER COMES. 

M-G-M (July 1).— Walter Pidgeon, Deborah 
Kerr, Angela Lansbury. 8,693 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11433. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 
Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 

IF YOU KNEW SUSIE. 

RKO-Radio (July 27).- — Eddie Cantor, 
Joan Davis, Allyn Joslyn. 8,109 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11598. " Kine," July 29, 
1948. Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 
LOVE TROUBLE. 

Columbia (April 8).— Franchot Tone, 
Janet Blair, Janis Carter. 8,586 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F. 10636. " Kine," April 15, 1948. 
Rel. Aug. 9, 1948. 

I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU. 

Butcher's (Jan. 16).— Stewart McPherson. 
3,400ft. U. Reg. No. F.1169. "Kine," 
Jan. 22, 1948. Rel. Immediate. 

ILLUSION. 

New Realm (March 18). — Ingrid Bergman. 
8,151 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11310. " Kine," 
March 25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
INDIAN SUMMER. 

RKO-Radio (Dec. 15). — Alexander Knox, 
Ann Sothern, Sharyn Moffett. 8,232 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F. 10959. " Kine," Dec. 18, 

1947. Rel. March 2, 1948. 
♦INFORMATION PLEASE. 

Butcher's (March 24). — Commentary by 
Frank Phillips. 2,309 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.in67. "Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. May 10, 1948. 
INSIDE STORY, THE. 

British Lion (June 4). — Marsha Hunt, 
Charles Winninger, Gene Lockhart. 7,816 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.11381. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 
♦INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS REVIEW. 

Mancunian (Oct. 19). 4.785 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br./E.n8i9. "Kine,"Oct. 21, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 
INTRIGUE. 

United Artists (Aug. 6). — George Raft, 
June Havoc, Helena Carter. 8,200 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11626. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948, 
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INVISIBLE WALL, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 30). — Don Castle, 
Virginia Christine, Richard Gaines. 6,552 ft. 
A. Reg. Xo. F.11613. " Kine," Aug. 5, 
1948. Rel. Aug. 23, 1948. 

I REMEMBER MAMA. 

RKO-Radio (July 15). — Irene Dunne, 
Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka. 
10,326ft. U. Reg. No. F.11528. "Kine," 
Julv 22, 1948. Rel. Aug. 23, 1948. 

IRON CURTAIN, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 6). — Dana 
Andrews, Gene Tiernev, Berrv Kroeger. 
7,798ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1498. "Kine," 
July 8, 1948. Rel. Sept. 6, 1948. 

IRON MAJOR, THE. 

RKO-Radio (April 26). — Pat O'Brien, 
Ruth Warwick, Robert Ryan. 7,701 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.11284. " Kine," April 29, 
194S. Rel. Not fixed. 

1 SURRENDER DEAR. 

Columbia (Aug. 23). — Gloria Jean, David 
Street, Dan McGuire. 6,059 ft- tT. Reg. No. 
F.11662. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

IT HAD TO BE YOU. 

Columbia (May 13). — Ginger Rogers, 
Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram. 8,810 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.10628. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

•IT HAPPENED AT NIGHT. 

Sherwood (March 31). — Michael Tarrant, 
Granville Squiers. 3,056 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.ii2o8. "Kine," April 8, ' 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

•IT HAPPENED IN SOHO. 

ABFD (June 24). — Richard Murdoch, 
Patricia Raine, Henry Oscar. 4,715 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. , E. 10508. "Kine," July 1, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

•IT'S A GREAT GAME. 

Ambassador (March 24). — Bill Edrich, 
Denis Compton. 3,111 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.ii233. "Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

•IT'S HARD TO BE GOOD. 

GFD (Nov. 12). — Jimmie Hanley, Anne 
Crawford, Raymond Huntley. 8,361 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br. E.11936. " Kine," Nov. 
18, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*IT'S NO TALE. 

International (Oct. 29). — Commentary 
by Lionel Marson. 3,960 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.n853. "Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

JINX MONEY. 

Pathe (June 29). — Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, 
Wanda McKay. 6,121 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.H457- " Kine," July 1, 1948. Rel. 
July 19, 1948. 

JOE PALOOKA FIGHTING MAD. 

Pathe (Sept. 21). — Leon Enrol, Joe Kirk- 
wood, Elyse Knox. 6,741 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.11758. " Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. 
Dec. 6, 1948. 

JOE PALOOKA IN THE KNOCKOUT. 

Pathe (July 29). — Leon Enrol, Joe Kirk- 
wood, Elyse Knox. 6,520 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.11603. " Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. 
Rel. Sept. 27, 1948. 

JOHNNY BELINDA. 

Warner (Sept. 9). — Jane Wyman, Lew 
Ayres, Charles Bickford. 9,196 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11703. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

JULIA MISBEHAVES. 

M-G-M (Oct. 28).— Greer Garson, Walter 
Pidgeon, Elizabeth Taylor. 8,936 ft. A. 



Reg. No. F.11867. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 
*JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK. 

United Artists (Dec. 17). — William Gra- 
ham, Garry Marsh, Jane Welsh. 8,301 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br. Dr.10953. "Kine," 
Dec. 25, 1947. Rel. Mar. 22, 1948. 

KILLER AT LARGE. 

Pathe (June 3). — Robert Lowery, Anabel 
Shaw, Charles Evans. 5,666 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.11371. " Kine," June 10, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

KILLER DILL. 

Exclusive (June 23). — Stuart Erwin, Anne 
Gwynne, Frank Albertson. 6,665 ft- A. 
Reg. No. F.11428. " Kine," Julv 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

KILLER MCCOY. 

M-G-M (July 15). — Mickey Rooney, Ann 
Blyth, Jame's Dunn. 9,308 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.11518. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 
Rel. Oct. 18, 1948. 

KILROY WAS HERE. 

Pathe (June 8). — Jackie Cooper, Jackie 
Coogan, Wanda McKay. 6,151 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.i 1366. " Kine," June 17, 1948. 
-Rel. Not fixed. 

•KING'S NAVY, THE. 

GFD (Mar. 5). — Commentarv bv Lionel 
Marson. 3,169 ft. U. Reg.' No. Br. E. 
11109. " Kine," March 11, 1948. Rel. 
March 22, 1948. 

KISS OF DEATH. 

20TH Century-Fox (July 8). — Victor 
Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray. 
8,857 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1496. "Kine,'" 
July 15, 1948. Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 

KREUTZER SONATA Reviewed as JEALOUSY . 
Blue Ribbon Films (June 17). — Pedro 
Lopez, Lagar, Zully Moreno, Juan Jose 
Miguez. 9,800 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11403. 
" Kine," June 24, 1948. Rel. June 22, 
1948. 

•LADY DESIRES, A. 

British Foundation (Mar. 17). — Com- 
mentary by Frank Phillips. 3,326 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br. /E. 11142. " Kine," Mar. 25, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

LADY FROM SHANGHAI. 

Columbia (Mar. 25). — Rita Havwortb, 
Orson Welles, Everett Sloane. 7,758 ' ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.10630. " Kine," Mar. 11, 
1948. Rel. April 19, 1948. 

LADY OF DECEIT. 

RKO-Radio (July 23). — Lawrence Tiernev, 
Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak. 8,287 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11590. " Kine," Julv 29, 1948. 
Rel. Aug. 7, 1948. 

LA FILLE DU DIABLE. 

Blue Ribbon (Oct. 12). — Pierre Fresnay, 
Fernand Ledoux, Andree Clement. 9,000 
ft. A. Reg. No. F.11S06. " Kine," Oct. 
14, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

LAND OF THE LAWLESS. 

Pathe (July 30). — Johnny Mack Brown, 
Raymond Hatton, Christine Mclntyre. 
5,286ft. U. Reg.No. F.11602. "Kine," 
Aug. 5, 1948. Rel. Dec. 13, 194S. 

L'ANGE DE LA NUIT. 

Film Traders (Feb. 6). — Jean-Louis 
Barrault, Michele Alfa. 8,500 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.i 1087. " Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

LARCENY. 

GFD (Nov. 8).— John Payne, Joan Cauhield, 
Dan Duryea. 8,010 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.11896. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948". Rel. 
Dec. 13, 1948. 



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♦LAST LOAD, THE. 

GFD (May 25).— Douglas Barr, Angela 

Glynne, Angela Foulds. 5,200 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. 'E.11356. " Kine," May 27, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LE CORBEAU. 

London- Films (April 15). — Pierre Fresnay, 

Pierre Larquay, Ginette Leclerc. 8,400 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1257. " Kine," Mar. n, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LE DIABLE AU CORPS. 

Studio One (Oct. 12). — Micheline Presle, 

Gerard Philipe. 10,043 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11798. " Kine," Oct. 14, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
LE FERME DU PENDU. 

Film Traders (July 9). — Charles Vanel, 

Alfred Adam, Lucienne Laurence. 8,200 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11515. " Kine," Julv 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LE NUIT FANTASTIQUE. 

Studio No. 1 (Dec. 30). — Fernand Gravey, 

Micheline Presle, Saturnin Fabre. 8,200 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11022. " Kine," Jan. 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LE SILENCE EST D'OR. 

RKO-Radio (Aug. 3). — Maurice Chevalier, 

Francois Perier, Marcelle Derrein. 9,000 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1635. " Kine," Aug. 12, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LES JEUX SONT FAITS. 

Studio One Dist. (March 17). — Micheline 

Presle, Marcel Pagliero. 8,200 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11269. " Kine," April 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
L'HOMME AU CHAPEAU ROND. 

Film Traders (June 15). — Raimu, Aime 

Clariond. 9,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1395. 

" Kine," June 17, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
L'IDIOT. 

Blue Ribbon (June 30). — Edwige Feuillere, 
Gerard Philipe. 9,000 ft. Ar. Reg. No. 
F.11444. " Kine," July 8, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 
♦LIFE'S A GAMBOL. 

Arrow (March 18). — Commentary by Frank 
PhiUips. 3,116 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. E. 
11128. " Kine," Mar. 25, 1948. Rel. Not 
fixed. 

fLIFE WITH FATHER. 

Warner (June 17). — William Powell, 

Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor. 9,988 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1404. " Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 
LIGHTIN' IN THE FOREST. 

British Lion (Aug. 25). — Lynne Roberts, 

Donald Barry, Warren Douglas. 5,285 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11693. " Kine," Sept. 2, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LIGHTING STRIKES WEST. 

ABFD (Dec. 11).— Ken Maynard, Claire 

Rochelle, Michael Vallon. 5,125 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11026. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
LINDA BE GOOD. 

Pathe (Sept. 22). — Elyse Knox, John 

Hubbard, Marie Wilson. 6,016 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11755. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 20, 1948. 
♦LOCO NUMBER ONE. 

Empire Film Distributors (Aug. 10). — - 

Frank Hawkins, Gladys Tudor, James Page. 

4,000 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E.11639. 

" Kine," Aug. 12,1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
♦LONDON BELONGS TO ME. 

GFD (Aug. 2).— Richard Attenborough, 

Alastair Sim, Wylie Watson. 10,075 ft. 

A. Reg. No. Br. /E.11606. " Kine," Aug. 

5, 1948. Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 



LONE WOLF IN LONDON, THE. 

Columbia (June 30). — Gerald Mohr, Evelyn 

Ankers, Eric Blore. 6,118 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.i 1479. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
♦LORELEI. 

British Foundation (Mar. 25). — Com- 
mentary by Frank PhiUips. 3,553 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11190. "Kine," April 1, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LOUISIANA. 

Pathe (Nov. 10). — Jimmie Davis, Margaret 

Lindsay, John Gallaudet. 7,470 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11903. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
LOVE FROM A STRANGER. 

GFD (July 14). — Sylvia Sidney, John 

Hodiak, John Howard. 7,464 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11522. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦LOVE IN WAITING. 

GFD (Oct. 12). — David Tomlinson, Andrew 

Crawford, Peggy Evans. 5,321 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./E.n8i6. "Kine," Oct. 14, 

1948. Rel. Jan. 17, 1949. 
♦LOVER AND HIS LASS, A. 

Stirling (Mar. 31). — Commentary by 

Lionel Marson. 3,024 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 11229. "Kine," April 8, . 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
LUCK OF THE IRISH. 

20TH Century-Fox (Nov. 17). — Tyrone 

Power, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway. 8,951 

ft. U. Reg. No. F.11915. " Kine," 

Nov. 25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LULU BELLE. 

Columbia (July 15). — Dorothy Lamour, 

George Montgomery, Albert Dekker. 7,823 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.11531. " Kine," 

Julv 22, 1948. Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
tLUXURY LINER. 

M-G-M (Nov. 17). — Jane Powell, George 

Brent, Lauritz Melchior. 8,789 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11913. " Kine," Nov. 25, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
MADONNA OF THE DESERT. 

British Lion (Aug. 19). — Lynne Roberts, 

Don Castle, Sheldon Leonard. 5,395 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11689. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
MAIN STREET KID, THE. 

British Lion (Aug. 18). — Al Pearce, Janet 

Martin, Alan Mowbray. 5,768 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11687. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
: MAN FROM COLORADO, THE. 

Columbia (July 13).— -Glenn Ford, William 

Holden, EUen Drew. 8,825 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.10626. " Kine," July 15, 1948. 

Rel. Jan. 24, 1948. 
MANHATTAN ANGEL. 

Columbia (Aug. 19).- — Gloria Jean, Patricia 

White, Thurston Hall. 6,080 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11660. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
MARAUDERS, THE. 

United Artists (Aug. 12). — William Bovd, 

Rand Brooks, Andy Clyde. 5,826 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11638. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦MARK OF CAIN, THE. 

GFD (Dec. 31). — Eric Portman, Sallv Gray. 

Patrick Holt. 6,480 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Tr. 10979. " Kine," Jan. 8, 1948. 

Rel. March 15, 1948. 
♦MARRIAGE IN DANGER. 

Renown (Dec. 30). — 3,445 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br./E.io272. " Kine," Jan. 8, 1948. 

Rel. Immediate. 



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+ MASTER OF LASSIE. 

M-G-M (Nov. 4). — Edmund Gwenn, Janet 
Leigh, Lassie. 8,717 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.11876. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 
*MATE 0' IViiNE. 

Arrow (March 30). — Commentary by Ivan 
Samson. 3,418 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. IE. 
1 1 197. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. Not 

*MATE C RiAL EVIDENCE. 

Exclusive (March 30). — Ingrid Forrest, 

Constance Smith, Gordon McLeod. 3,100 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. E.11198. "Kine," 

April 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
MATING OF MILLIE, THE. 

Columbia (May 14). — Glenn Ford, Evelvn 

Keyes, Ron Randell. 7,808 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11299. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*MERRY-G0-R0UND. 

Butcher-Federated (April 23). — Leon 

Sherkot, Bonar Colleano, Bervl Davies. 

4,863 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. E.11170. 

" Kine," April 29, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
^MILLION AND ONE, A. 

ABFD (May 19).— 3,150 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /NQ11388. "Kine," May 27, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
MIRACLE OF THE BELLS, THE. 

RKO-Radio (Sept. 7). — Fred MacMurray, 

Yalli, Frank Sinatra. 10,440 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11698. " Kine," Sept. 9, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
*MIRANDA. 

GFD (April 1). — Glynis Johns, Googie 

Withers, Griffith Jones. 7,209 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. /E.11246. "Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. May 24, 1948. 
*M0NKEY'S PAW, THE. 

Butcher's (June 17). — Milton Rosmer, 

Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey. 

5,779 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./E.ii4i6. 

" Kine," June 24, 1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
MONSIEUR ALIBI. 

Film Traders (Dec. 19). — Louis Jouvet, 

Suzy Delair. 9,600 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.10982. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
MONSIEUR VINCENT. 

GCT Dist. (Sept. 13). — Pierre' Fresnay, 

Lise Delamare. 10,170 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11742. " Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
MOONRISE. 

British Lion (Oct. 26). — Dane Clark, 

Gail Russell, Ethel Barrvmore. 8,133 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11852. " Kine," Oct. 28, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed, 
j MOTHER WORE TIGHTS. 

20TH Century-Fox (Sept. 22). — Betty 

Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman. 

9,629 ft. U. Reg. No. F.H749- " Kine," 

Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*MR. PERRIN AND MB. TRAILL. 

GFD (Aug. 18).— David Farrar, Marius 

Goring, Greta Gynt. 8,254 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.i 1643. "'Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Sept. 27, 1948. 
MURDERERS ARE AMONGST US, THE. 

Film Traders (April 13). — Hildegarde 

Knef, Ernst Fischer, Arno Paulsen. 8,000 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11296. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*MY AFRICAN PEOPLE. 

Joseph Best Productions (Oct. 4). — ■ 

3,620 ft. U. " Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 



*MY BROTHER JONATHAN. 

Pathe (Feb. 5). — Michael Denison, Duicie 

Gray, Ronald Howard. 9,696 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /Tr.11051. " Kine," Feb. 12, 

1948. Rel. March 29, 1948. 
*MY BROTHER'S KEEPER. 

GFD (July 8). — Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, 

George Cole. 8,100 ft. A. Reg. No^ 

Br. /E.11523. "Kine," July 15, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 9, 1948. 
MY DOG RUSTY. 

Columbia (July 12). — Ted Donaldson, 

John Litel, "Flame." 6,038 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11529. " Kine," Julv 15, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 
MY GIRL TISA. 

Warner (May 25). — Lilli Palmer, Sam 

Wanamaker, Akim Tamiroff. 8,560 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11347. " Kine," May 27, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*MY HANDS ARE CLAY. 

Monarch (June 17). — Bernadette Leahy, 

Robert Dawson, Cecil Brock. 5,300 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. E.11407. " Kine," 

June 24, 19J.8. Rel. Not fixed. 
MY HERO ! 

M-G-M (Nov. 9).— Red Skelton, Arlene 

Dahl, Brian Donlevy. 8,100 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11892. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
MY OWN TRUE LOVE. 

Paramount (July 9). — Phyllis Calvert, 

Melvyn Douglas, Philip Friend. 7,554 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11493. " Kine," July 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*MY SISTER AND I. 

GFD (June n).— Sally Ann Howes, Martita 

Hunt, Dermot Walsh. 8,650 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11406. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
MYSTERIOUS MR. M., THE. 

GFD (May 14).— Richard Martin, Pamela 

Blake, Dennis Moore. 13 eps. U. Reg. No. 

F.11307-9. " Kine," May 20, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
MYSTERY IN MEXICO. 

RKO-Radio (Aug. 19). — William Lundigan, 

Jacqueline White, Ricardo Cortez. 5,923 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11644. "Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 
tMY WILD IRISH ROSE. 

Warner (May 27). — Dennis Morgan, Arlene 

Dahl, Andrea King. 9,000 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.11349. " Kine," June 3, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 27, 1948. 
NAKED CITY, THE. 

GFD (June 24). — Barn* Fitzgerald, Howard 

Duff, Dorothy Hart. '.8,559 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11420. " " Kine," July 1, 1948. Rel. 

Aug. 16, 1948. 
NEVADA. 

RKO-Radio (Sept. 13). — Robert Mitchum, 
Anne. Jeffreys, " Big Boy " Williams. 
5,590 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11708. "Kine," 
Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 

NEW ORLEANS. 

United Artists (Jan. 13). — Arturo de 
Cardova, Dorothy Patrick, Louis Armstrong. 
8,079 ft- A. Reg. No. F.10997. " Kine," 
Dec. 11, 1947. Rel. Not fixed. 

NEWS HOUNDS. 

Pathe (March 25). — Leo Gorcey. Huntz 
Hall, Christine Mclntyre. 6,111 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11207. " Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

*NIGHT BEAT. 

British Lion (Feb. 11). — Anne Crawford, 
Christine Xorden, Maxwell Reed. . 8,450 ft. 



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A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr.11055. " Kine," 
Jan. 22, 1948. Rel. April 12, 1948. 
NIGHT CLUB GIRL. 

Columbia (June 18). — Virginia Grey, Jack 

Leonard, Jimmy Lloyd. 6,140 ft. (J. 

Reg. No. F.11409. " Kine," June 24, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
-NIGHT COMES TOO SOON. 

Butcher's (Jan. 8). — Valentine Dyall, 

Alec. Faversham, Anne Howard. 4,650 ft. 

A. Reg. No. Br. E.iioi. " Kine," Jan. 15, 

1948. Rel. May 24, 1948. 
NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES. 

Paramount (July 7). — Edward G. Robinson, 

Gail Russell, John Lund. 7,300 ft. A. 

Reg. No'. F.11492. " Kine," July 15, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 
NIGHTMARE ALLEY. 

20TH Century-Fox (June 29). — Tyrone 

Power, Coleen Gray, Joan Blondell. 10,016 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.11445. " Kine," July 1, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 
NIGHT SONG. 

RKO-Radio (Sept. 3). — Dana Andrews, 

Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore. 9,207 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11623. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
*NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH. 

Renown (April 13). — Jack La Rue, Hugh 

McDermott, Linden Travers. 9,323 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11364. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*NOOSE. 

Pathe (Aug. 12). — Carole Landis, Derek 

Farr, Joseph Calleia. 8,592 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br. E.11646. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

ReL Oct. 18, 1948. 
NOOSE HANGS HIGH, THE. 

GFD (Sept. 28).— Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 

Cathy Downs. 6,886 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.11790. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
*N0 ROOM AT THE INN. 

Pathe (Sept. 16). — Foreda Jackson, Joy 

Shelton, Hermione Baddeley. 7,397 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11766. "Kine," Sept. 23, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 22, 1948. 
*NOTHING VENTURE. 

British Lion (Jan. 29). — The Artemus 

Boys, Patric Curwen, Terrv Randall. 

6,669 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.ii030. 

" Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
OLD LOS ANGELES. 

British Lion (Aug. 18). — William Elliott, 

John Carroll, Catherine McLeod. 7,870 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11695. " Kine," Aug. 19, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*OLIVER TWIST. 

GFD (June 23). — John Howard Davies, 

Robert Newton, Kay Walsh. 10,436 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11442. " Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
*OLYMPIC PRE-VIEW. 

GFD (March 25). — Commentary bv Stewart 

McPherson. 3,154 ft. U. Reg. No. Br.E /. 

11194. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. Julv 19, 

1948. 

ION AN ISLAND WITH YOU. 

M-G-M (Nov. 1 1 J. — Esther Williams, Peter 
Lawford, Jimmv Durante. 9,335 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11898. " Kine," Nov. 18, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

ON OUR MERRY WAY. 

United Artists (Sept. 10). — Burgess 
Meredith, Paulette Goddard, James Stewart. 
8,550 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11699. " Kine," 
Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. Nov. 22, 1948. 

ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL. 

British Lion (Aug. 24). — Roy Rogers, 
Jane Frazee, Tito Guizar. 6,761 ft. U. 



Reg. No. F.11692. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 
Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
ONE MAGICAL NIGHT. 

New Realm (March 17). — Ingrid Bergman. 

8,020 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11311. "Kine," 

March 25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*ONE NIGHT WITH YOU. 

GFD (April 22). — Nino Martini, Patricia 

Roc, Chas. Goldner. 8,276 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11281. " Kine," April 29, 1948. 

Rel. June 7, 1948. 
OPEN SECRET. 

Pathe (Nov. ii). — John Ireland, Jane 

Randolph, Sheldon Leonard. 6,09r ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11905. " Kine," Nov. 18, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
^OPERATION DIAMOND. 

Renown (Nov. 5). — Michael Medwin, 

Frank Hawkins, Gerik Schelderup. 4,870 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. /E.12013. " Kine," Nov. 

11, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
OUT OF THE BLUE. 

GFD. (July 15). — George Brent, Ann 

Dvorak, Turhan Bey. 7,560 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11521. " Kine," July 22, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
PA ISA. 

Film Traders Italian (Oct. 19). — 

10,769 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11822. "Kine," 

Oct. 21, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
-PALEFACE, THE. 

Paramount (Aug. 24). — Bob Hope, Jane 

Russell, Robert Armstrong. 8,259 ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.11663. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
PANHANDLE. 

Pathe' (Nov. 1). — Rod Cameron, Cathy 

Downs, Reed Hadley. 7,583 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.11870. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
*PARIS IN THE SPRING. 

Renown (Nov. 4). — Commentarv bv 

Frank Phillips. 3,066 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 10020. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
PASSAGE FROM HONG KONG. 

Warner (Feb. 24). — Keith Douglas, Lucille 

Fairbanks, Lumsden Hare. 5,514 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.7011. " Kine," Feb. 26, 1948. 

Rel. April 5, 1948. 
PAY OFF, THE. 

Columbia (May 11). — Russell Hayden, 

Dub Taylor, Ann Savage. 4,786 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11300. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*PENNY AND THE POWNALL CASE. 

GFD (May 12).— Peggy Evans, Ralph 

Michael, Christopher Lee. 4,211 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11321. " Kine," May 20, 

1948. Rel. Julv 26, 1948. 
PERILOUS WATERS. 

Pathe (Nov. 15). — Don Castle, Audrey 

Long, Samuel S. Hinds. 5,715 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11912. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
PHILO VANCE'S GAMBLE. 

Pathe (April 5). — Alan Curtis, Terry 

Austin, Frank Jenks. 5,526 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11248. " Kine," April S, 1948. Rel. 

May 31, 1948. 
PHILO VANCE RETURNS. 

Pathe (July 27). — William Wright, Terry 

Austin, Leon Belasco. 5,681ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11601. " Kine," Aug. 5, 194S. Rel. 

Nov. 1, 1948. 
PHILO VANCE'S SECRET MISSION. 

Pathe (June 2). — Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, 

Tala Birell. 5,171ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1372 

" Kine," June 10, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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*PIECE OF CAKE, A. 

GFD (Nov. i).— Cyril Fletcher, Betty 

Astell, Sam Costa. 4,150 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.i 1885. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
PIONEERS, THE. 

New Realm (Dec. 3). — -Tex Ritter, " Slim " 

Andrews, Hoot Gibson. 5,363 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F. 10938. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
fPIRATE, THE. 

M-G-M (June 30). — Judy Garland, Gene 

Kelly, Walter Slezak. 9,147 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.11432. " Kine," July 8, 1948. Rel. 

Oct. 4, 1948. 
POLLY FULTON. 

M-G-M (Sept. 22). — Barbara Stanwyck, Van 

Heflin, Charles Coburn. 9,700 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11752. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
PORT SAID. 

Columbia (July 14). — Gloria Henry, William 

Bishop, Edgar Barrier. 6,910 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11534. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
PRETENDER, THE. 

British Lion (June 7). — Albert Dekker, 

Catherine Craig, Charles Drake. 6,224 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11380. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
tPRINCE OF THIEVES, THE. 

Columbia (July 14). — Jon Hall, Patricia 

Morison, Adele Jergens. 6,328 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F. 10632. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 27, 1948. 
"PUNCH AND JUDY. 

Renown (Dec. 29). — F. Ratcliffe Holmes, 

Elsa Tee, Cliff Hunter. 3,146 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./E.8596. " Kine," Jan. 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*QUARTET. 

GFD (Oct. 26). — Hermione Baddeley, Cecil 

Parker, Nora Swinburne. A. Reg. No. 

Br./E.n854. "Kine," Oct. 28, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 22, 1948. 
QUAI DES ORFEVRES. 

British Lion (Feb. 12). — Louis Jouvet, 

Suzy Delair, Simone Renant. 10,000 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11086. " Kine," Jan. 15, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*QUEENS OF THE SEA. 

GFD (Mar. 25). — Narration by Peter Wat- 
son. 3>37o ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E.11193. 

" Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
RAIDERS OF THE SOUTH. 

Pathe (Nov. 16). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Evelyn Brent, Raymond Hatton. 5,188 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.i 191 1. " Kine," Nov. 18, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

RAILROADED. 

Pathe (Sept. 23). — John Ireland, Sheila 

Ryan, Hugh Beaumont. 6,374 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11761. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Jan. 3, 1949. 
RED RIVER. 

United Artists (Nov. 26). — John Wayne, 

Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru. 11,300 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11950. " Kine," Nov. 25, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
'RED SHOES, THE. 

GFD (July 20). — Moira Shearer, Anton 

Walbrook, Marius Goring. 12,075 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.H559- "Kine," July 22, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 6, 1948. 
*RED SKY AT MORNING. 

Carlyle (June 9). — Peter Finch, Jean 

McAllister, John Alden. 4,500 ft. A. 

"Kine," June 17, 1948, Rel. Not fixed. 



{RELENTLESS. 

Columbia (May 11). — Robert Young, 

Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker. 

8,306 ft. A. Reg. No. F.10633. "Kine," 

May 13, 1948. Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 
RETURN OF THE WHISTLER, THE. 

Columbia (July 1). — Michael Duane, 

Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane. 5,621 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11476. "Kine," July 8, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
RIDE THE PINK HORSE. 

GFD (July 23). — Robert Montgomery, 

Wanda Hendrix, Thomas Gomez. 9,100 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11561. " Kine," July 29, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 16, 1948. 
RIDING THRO' THE RIDINGS. 

Stirling (Mar. 31). — Commentary by 

Wilfred Pickles. 3,120 ft. U. Reg. No". 

Br./E.ii227. "Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*RISE AND SHINER. 

Butcher's (Mar. 23). — Ronald Shiner. 

3,046 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 11166. 

" Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. Immediate. 
■ RIVER LADY. 

GFD (Oct. 20). — Yvonne de Carlo, Dan 

Duryea, Rod Cameron. 7,054 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11829. " Kine," Oct. 28, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 13, 1948. 
*RIVER PATROL. 

Exclusive (Jan. 28). — John Blythe, Wally 

Patch, Lorna Dean. 4,164 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. /E.11119. "Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
ROAD TO HEAVEN, THE. 

Film Traders (Aug. 6). — Rune Lindstrom, 

Elvor Landstrom. 9,000 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11624. "Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
ROAD TO RIO. 

Paramount (Nov. 26). — Bing Crosby, Bob 

Hope, Dorothy Lamour. 9,197 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F. 1093 1. " Kine," Dec. 4, 1947. 

Rel. Mar. 29, 1948. 
ROBIN HOOD FROM CALIFORNIA. 

International (Mar. 30). — Ricardo Cortez, 

Marjorie Weaver, Katherine de Mille. 

5,562 ft U. Reg. No. F.11139. "Kine," 

April 1, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
ROBIN HOOD OF TEXAS. 

British Lion (Oct. 20). — Gene Autry, 

Lynne Roberts, James Cardwell. 6,456 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1849. " Kine," Oct. 28, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
ROCKY. 

Pathe (Sept. 24). — Roddy McDowall, 
Edgar Barrier, Nita Hunter. 6,856 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F11757. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 
Rel. Oct. 18, 1948. 

ROOSEVELT STORY, THE. 

Pathe (April 16). — Commentary by Ken- 
neth Lynch. 6,944 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.11282. " Kine," April 22, 1948. Rel. 
May 10, 1948. 

ROPE. 

Warner (Nov. 16). — James Stewart, John 

Dall, Farley Granger. 7,253 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11901. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
RUTHLESS. 

GFD (Oct. 27).— Zachary Scott, Louis 

Hayward, Diana Lynn. 9,429 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11855. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SAINTED SISTERS, THE. 

Paramount (July 12). — Veronica Lake, 

Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald. 8,106 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11507. "Kine," July 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed- 



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* i SARABAND FOR DEAD LOVERS. 

GFD (Sept. 8).— Stewart Granger, Joan 
Greenwood, Francoise Rosay. 8,627 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. /E.11705. " Kine," Sept. 9, 
1948. Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 

SARGE GOES TO COLLEGE. 

Pathe (April 7). — June Preisser, Freddie 
Stewart, Alan Hale, Jnr. 5,959 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11252. " Kine," April 15, 
1948. Rel. June 14, 1948. 

*tSAY IT WITH FLOWERS. 

Dan Fish. — Commentary by Eric Port- 
man. 3,375 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 
11875. " Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. Not 
fixed. 

SCARLET HORSEMAN, THE. 

GFD (Feb. 24) —Peter Cookson, Janet 

Shaw, Paul Guilfoyle. 13 2-reel episodes. 

Reg. No. F.11091 — inooo. " Kine," Feb. 

26, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
SEALED VERDICT. 

Paramount (July 13). — Ray Milland. 

Florence Marly, John Hoyt. 7,633 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11506. " Kine," July 15, 1948 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR. 

GFD (Oct. 19).— Joan Bennett, Michael 

Redgrave, Anne Revere. 8,865 ft- A. 

Reg. No. F.11828. " Kine," Oct. 21, 1948. 

Rel. Dec. 13, 1948. 
fSECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. 

RKO-Radio (Oct. 5).— Danny Kaye, 

Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff. 9,913 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11799. " Kine," Oct. 7, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATOR. 

British Lion (Oct. 21). — Lynne Roberts, 

Lloyd Bridges, James Cardwell. 5,428 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11846. "Kine," Oct. 28, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*SECRETS OF THE NORTH. 

ABFD (May 19).— 5,272 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11392. " Kine," May 27, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*SECRET TUNNEL, THE. 

GFD (Dec. 15). — Anthony Wager, Ivor 

Bowyer, Thelma Rea. 4,457 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /E. 10957. "Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SECRET VALLEY. 

International (Mar. 30). — Richard Arlen, 

Virginia Grey, Norman Willis. 5,456 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11138. " Kine," April 1, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SHAGGY. 

Paramount (July 21). — Brenda Joyce, 
George Nokes, "Shaggy." 6,320 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11556. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 
Rel. Aug. 16, 1948. 

SHOE SHINE. 

British Lion (Jan. 14). — Rinaldo Smordoni, 
Franco Interlenghi. 7,800 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.10998. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

♦SHOWGROUND OF THE NORTH. 

Mancunian (Oct. 19). — Commentary by 
Lionel Marson. 3,150 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /E.11820. "Kine," Oct. 21, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

SIGN OF THE RAM, THE. 

Columbia (May 12). — Susan Peters, Alex- 
ander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter. 7,570 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.11298. " Kine," May 20, 1948. 
Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 

♦SILENT GUNS. 

Piccadilly (April 22).— Commentary by 
Frank Phillips and Norman Hackforth. 
3,063 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.ii2i3. "Kine," 
April 29, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



t SILVER CITY. 

Paramount (Sept. 22). — Randolph Scott, 

Barbara Britton, " Gabby " Hayes. 8,117ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11735. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SILVER RANGE. 

Pathe (Sept. 27). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton, Jan Bryant. 4,752 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11759. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Jan. 10, 1949. 
SILVER RIVER. 

Warner (July 2). — Errol Flynn, Ann 

Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell. 9,787 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11459. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
♦A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER. 

Premier (April 7). — Muriel Aked, Muriel 

George, Michael Howard. 5,385 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11289. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SITTING PRETTY. 

20TH Century-Fox (May 12). — Robert 

Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb. 

7,590 ft. U. Reg. No. F.11302. " Kine," 

May 20, 1948. Rel. July 19, 1948. 
SLEEP, MY LOVE. 

United Artists (Aug. 5). — Claudette 

Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche. 

8,730ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1625. "Kine," 

Aug. 12, 1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
♦SLEEPING CAR TO TRIESTE. 

GFD (Oct. 6). — Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, 

Derrick de Marney. 8,574 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./E.u8o7. "Kine," Oct. 14, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
SLIGHTLY FRENCH. 

Columbia (Nov. 5). — Dorothy Lamour, 

Don Ameche, Willard Parker. 7,279 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11891. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SLIPPY McGEE. 

British Lion (Aug. 23). — Donald Barry, 

Dale Evans, Tom Brown. 5,842 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11691. " Kine," Aug. 26, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦SMALL VOICE, THE. 

British Lion (Nov. 9). — Valerie Hobson, 

James Donald, Harold Keel. 7,509 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11900. " Kine," Nov. 11, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 30, 1948. 
SMART POLITICS. 

Pathe (Nov. 12). — Freddie Stewart, June 

Preisser, Donald MacBride. 5,896 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11907. " Kine," Nov. 18, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SMART WOMAN. 

Pathe (July 30). — Brian Aherne, Constance 

Bennett, Barry Sullivan. 8,388 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11600. " Kine." Aug. 5, 1948. 

Rel. Aug. 9, 1948. 
♦SNOWBOUND. 

RKO-Radio (March 23). — Robert Newton, 

Dennis Price, Mila Parely. 7,700 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.in68. " Kine," April 1, 

1948. Rel. May 3, 1948. 
♦SO EVIL MY LOVE. 

Paramount (March 3). — Ray Milland, Ann 

Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald. 10,091 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.nioi. " Kine," March ir, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
SO THIS IS NEW YORK. 

M-G-M (Sept. 23).- — Henry Morgan, Virginia 

Grey, Dona Drake. 7,002 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11753. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
♦SOMEWHERE IN POLITICS. 

Mancunian (Nov. 19). — Frank Randle, 

Tessie O'Shea, Joseph Locke. 9,700 ft. A. 

"Kine," Nov. 25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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SON OF RUSTY, THE. 

Columbia (Dec. 12).— Ted Donaldson, 

Stephen Dunne, Ann Doran. 6,214 ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.10681. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SONG FOR TOMORROW. 

GFD (June 3). — Evelyn McCabe, Ralph 

Michael, Shaun Noble. 5,519 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. /E.11377. " Kine," June 10, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SONG OF MY HEART. 

Pathe (Nov. 9). — Frank Sundstrom, 

Audrey Long, Cedric Hardwicke. 7,650 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11902. " Kine," Nov. 11, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SONORA STAGECOACH. 

New Realm (Dec. 5). — Hoot Gibson, Bob 

Steele, Betty Miles. 4,658 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.10941. " Kine," Dec. n, 1947. Rel. Not 

fixed. 

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. 

Paramount (Sept. 24). — Barbara Stanwyck, 

Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards. 8,044 ft- 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1754. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SPANISH SERENADE. 

Blue Ribbon Films (May 25). — Pedro 

Lopez Lagar, Sabina Olmos. 11, oooft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11335. " Kine," June 3, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
"SPEEDWAY. 

Grand National (Dec. 9). — Commentary 

by Gerry Wilmott. 3,046 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 10996. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
SPIRITUALIST, THE. 

GFD (Sept. 23). — Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, 

Cathy O'Donnell. 7,031 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.11748. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. 

Sept. 27, 1948. 
*SPRING IN PARK LANE. 

British Lion (April 2). — Anna Neagle, 

Michael Wilding, Tom Walls. 8,205 ft- U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11273. " Kine," March 25, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 
"SPRINGTIME IN BIRDLAND. 

Butcher's (Jan. 16). — Commentary by F. 

Ratcliffe Holmes. 3,125 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11021. "Kine," Jan. 22, 1948. 

Rel. April 26, 1948. 
STARLIGHT OVER TEXAS. 

New Realm (Dec. 2). — Tex Ritter, Carmel 

La Roux, Karl Hackett. 5,i37ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.10939. " Kine," Dec. 11. 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
STEPCHILD. 

Pathe (Dec. 9). — Brenda Joyce, Terry 

Austin, Donald Woods. 6,300 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.10954. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 

Rel. Jan. 5, 1948. 
STORK BITES MAN. 

United Artists (Dec. 22). — Jackie Cooper, 

Gene Roberts, Gus Schilling. 6,057 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F. 10966. " Kine," Dec. 25, 

1947. Rel. Feb. 16, 1948. 
"STORY OF SHIRLEY YORKE. 

Butcher's (Oct. 19). — Derek Farr, Dinah 
Sheridan, John Robinson. 8,313 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./E.ii9i4. "Kine, Oct. 28, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
STREET WITH NO NAME, THE. 

20TH Century-Fox (Sept. 28).- — Mark 
Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan. 
8,163ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1779. "Kine," 
Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
1 SUMMER HOLIDAY. 

M-G-M (July 29). — Mickey Rooney, Gloria 
de Haven, Walter Huston. 8,285 ft. A. 



Reg. No. F.11617. " Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. 
Rel. Jan. 10, 1949. 
t SUMMER LIGHTNING. 

2oth Century-Fox (Aug. 25). — June 
Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan. 
8,496ft. U. Reg. No. F.11659. "Kine," 
Sept. 2, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

SWEET GENEVIEVE. 

Columbia (Dec. 12). — Jean Porter, Jimmy 
Lydon, Gloria Marlen. 5,961 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.10635. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

t SWORDSMAN, THE. 

Columbia (Dec. 9). — Larry Parks, Ellen 
Drew, George Macready. 7,336 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F. 10634. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 
Rel. March 8, 1948. 

*TAILS YOU LOSE. 

Aladdin (March 30). — Commentary by 
Ronald Waldman. 3,100 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br. /E.11209. " Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

TENTH AVENUE ANGEL. 

M-G-M (Sept. 16).— Margaret O'Brien, 
Angela Lansbury, George Murphy. 6,688 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.11726. " Kine," Sept. 23, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

THAT HAGEN GIRL. 

Warner (May 28). — Shirley Temple, 
Ronald Reagan, Rory Calhoun. 7,200 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.11350. " Kine," June 3, 
1948. Rel. Dec. 6, 1948. 
THEN THERE WERE TWO. 

Br. Foundation (March 25). — Commentary 
by Frank Phillips. 3,742 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.m89. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

"THINGS HAPPEN AT NIGHT. 

Renown (Nov. 3). — Gordon Harker, Robert- 
son Hare, Alfred Drayton. 7,1 13 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./E. 12022. " Kine," Nov. 11, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

13 LEAD SOLDIERS. 

20TH Century-Fox (Aug. 23). — Tom Con- 
way, Maria Palmer, Helen Westcott. 
5,083 ft. A. Reg. No. F.11657. " Kine," 
Aug. 26, 1948. Rel. Oct. 13, 1948. 
{THIS TIME FOR KEEPS. 

M-G-M (July 28).— Esther Williams, Lauritz 
Melchior, Jimmy Durante. 9,383 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11616. " Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. 
Rel. Jan. 3, 1949. 
*THIS WAS A WOMAN. 

20TH Century-Fox (Jan. 27). — Sonia 
Dresdel, Barbara White, Emrys Jones. 
9,333 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./fr. 11103. 
" Kine," Jan. 29, 1948. Rel. June 21, 1948. 
"THREE WEIRD SISTERS, THE. 

Pathe (Feb. 17). — Nancy Price, Mary 
Clare, Raymond Lovell. 7,489 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. /Dr.11082. " Kine." Feb. 19, 
1948. Rel. July 12, 1948. 

"THRILLING EMOTION. 

Film Traders (March 30). — Commentary 
by Frederick Allen. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br. /E.11204. " Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

"THROUGH EAST ANGLIA. 

Ambassador (March 11). — Commentary by 
James Haytor. 3,010 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E. 11147. "Kine," March 18, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

THUNDER MOUNTAIN. 

RKO-Radio (Sept. 14).— Tim Holt, Martha 
Hyer, Richard Martin. 5,442 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.i 1707. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 
Rel. Oct. 18, 1948. 



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TIME OF YOUR LIFE. 

United Artists (Nov. 19). — James Cagney, 
William Bendix, Jeanne Cagney. 8,828 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.11924. " Kine," Nov. 25, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
T-MEN. 

GFD (July 7).— Dennis O'Keefe, Mary 

Meade, Alfred Ryder. 8,247 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11488. " Kine," July 15, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TOBACCO ROAD. 

20TH Century-Fox (Dec. 3). — Charley 

Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, William 

Tracy. 7,593 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 10956. 

" Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. Rel. Not fixed. 
*TO-DAY AND EVERYDAY. 

DUK Films (March 30). — Commentary by 

Frank Phillips. 3,312 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.ii225. "Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TOO MANY WINNERS. 

Pathe (June 3). — Hugh Beaumont, Trudy 

Marshall, Ralph Dunne. 5,389 ft. A. 

Reg. No F.11370. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
*TOP LINER. 

M-G-M (Feb. 5). — Commentary by Stewart 

MacPhercon. 3,034 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.11043. "Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. 

Columbia (May 10), Dick Powell, Signe 

Hasso, Vladimir Sokoloff. 9,735 ft. A.Reg. 

No. F. 10627. " Kine," May 13, 1948. Rel. 

Floating. 
*T0 THE PUBLIC DANGER. 

GFD (Sept. 17).— Dermot Walsh, Susan 

Shaw, Barry Letts. 3,909 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./E.ii743. "Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TO THE VICTOR. 

Warner (Sept. 16). — Dennis Morgan, 

Viveca Lindfors, Victor Francen. 9,130 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11730. " Kine," Sept. 23, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
TRAILING DANGER. 

Pathe (June 7). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton, Peggy Wynne. 5,160 ft. 

Reg. No. F.11367. " Kine," June 10, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TRAIN TO ALCATRAZ. 

British Lion (Oct. 22). — Donald Barry, 

Janet Martin, William Phipps. 5,426 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11851. " Kine," Oct. 28, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
TRAPPED BY BOSTON BLACKIE. 

Columbia (July 19). — Chester Morris, 

June Vincent, Richard Lane. 6,025 ft- 

Reg. No. F.11587. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE. 

Warner (Sept. 8). — Humphrey Bogart, 

Walter Huston, Tim Holt. 11,324 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11702. " Kine," Sept. 16, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
TRIGGER FINGERS. 

Pathe (Jan. 23). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt. 4,854 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11019. " Kine," Jan. 29, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
"TRINITY HOUSE. 

Pathe (May 31).— Commentary by John 

Snagge, Frank Phillips, Laidman Browne. 

4,611 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 11374. 

" Kine," June 3, 1948. Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 
"TROUBLE IN THE AIR. 

GFD (June 9). — Jimmy Edwards, Freddie 

Frinton, Joyce Golding. 4,922 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E.11376. "Kine," June 17, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 



TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE. 

British Lion (June 9). — Gene Autry, 

Adele Mara, Howard J. Negley. 6,451 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.i 1 378. " Kine," June 17, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
tUNCONQUERED. 

Paramount (Feb. 25). — Gary Cooper, 
Paulette Goddard, Howard da Silva. 
13,187ft. A. Reg. No. F.110S1. " Kine," 

March 4, 1948. Rel. Aug. 30, 1948. 
"UNDER THE FROZEN FALLS. 

GFD (March 21).— Harold Warrender, 
Ivan Brandt, Claude Hulbert. 3,900 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. /R.11191. "Kine," 

March 25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*UNEASY TERMS. 

Pathe (June 15). — Michael Rennie, Moira 

Lister, Faith Brook. 8,195 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. /E.11373. " Kine," June 10, 1948. 

Rel. July 6, 1948. 
UNFAITHFUL, THE. 

Warner (Jan. 7). — Ann Sheridan, Lew 

Ayres, Zachary Scott. 9,772 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11003. " Kine," Jan. 15, 

1948. Rel. Feb. 23, 1948. 
i UNFINISHED DANCE, THE. 

M-G-M (May 26). — Margaret O'Brien, 

Karin Booth, Danny Thomas. 9,066 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11341. " Kine," June 3, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 9, 1948. 
UN REVENANT. 

Film Traders. — Louis Jouvet, Gaby 

Morlay. 10,400 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1678. 

" Kine," Sept. 2, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
UNSUSPECTED, THE. 

Warner (May 26). — Joan Caulfield, Claude 

Rains, Audrey Totter. 9,270 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.11348. " Kine," June 3, 1948. 

Rel., Sept. 20, 1948. 
UNTAMED FURY. 

Pathe (April 7). — Gaylord Pendleton, 

Mikel Conrad, Althea Murphy. 5,640 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11249. " Kine," April 15, 

1948. Rel. June 21, 1948. 
UP IN CENTRAL PARK. 

GFD (Nov. 3).— Deanna Durbin, Dick 

Haymes, Vincent Price. 7,805 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11881. "Kine," Nov. 11, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
"UPSTART CROW, THE. 

DUK Films (March 23). — Commentary by 

John Snagge. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.ii222. "Kine," April 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
"VICE VERSA. 

GFD (Jan. 28). — Roger Livesey, Kay 

Walsh, Anthony Newleye. 10,019 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 11027. " Kine," Feb. 5, 

1948. • Rel. March 1, 1948. 
VIOLENCE. 

Pathe (June 4). — Michael O'Shea, Nancy 

Coleman, Sheldon Leonard. 6,423 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11369. " Kine," June 10, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
VOICE OF THE TURTLE, THE. 

Warner (Sept. 7). — Ronald Reagan, 

Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden. 9,275 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11701. " Kine," Sept. 9, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
"VOICES OF MALAYA. 

M-G-M (March 18). — Commentary written 

by V. E. Pritchett. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./R.ni55. "Kine," March 25, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
WALLFLOWER. 

Warner (Sept. 14). — Robert Hutton, Joyce 

Reynolds, Janis Paige. 6,961 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11729. " Kine," Sept. 16, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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WALLS OF JERICHO, THE. 

2oth Century-Fox (Sept. 23). — Cornel 
Wilde, Linda Darnell, Anne Baxter. 
9,532 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1750. " Kine," 
Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. Not Fixed. 

WATERFRONT AT MIDNIGHT. 

Paramount (Sept. 15). — William Gargan, 
Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Travis. 
5,580 ft. A. Reg. No. F.i 1 71 1. "Kine," 
Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*WAY TO A MAN'S HEART, THE. 

Stirling (Jan. 2). — Commentary by Monica 
Slater, and F. W. Allward. 3,504 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br. /E. 10985. "Kine," Jan. 8, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*WEAKER SEX, THE. 

GFD (Sept. 21).— Ursula Jeans, Cecil 
Parker, Joan Hopkins. 7,500 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br. /E. 11745. " Kine," Sept. 23, 
1948. Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 

WEST OF THE PECOS. 

RKO-Radio (July 29).— Robert Mitchum, 
Barbara Hale, Thurston Hall. 5,967 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.i 1620. " Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. 
Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 

WESTERN GOLD. 

International (Mar. 30). — Smith Ballew, 
Heather Angel, LeRoy Mason. 5.394 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.i 1 140. " Kine," April 1, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

WESTERN MAIL. 

New Realm (Dec. 1). — Tom Keene, Frank 
Yaconelli, Jean Trent. 4,935 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F. 10933. "Kine," Dec. 4, 1947- 
Rel. Not fixed. 

WESTWARD BOUND. 

New Realm (Dec. 4). — Ken Maynard, Hoot 
Gibson, Bob Steele. 4,875 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F. 10940. "Kine," Dec. 11, 1947- 
Rel. Not fixed. 

♦WHAT THE STARS FORETELL. 

Exclusive (Mar. 30). — R. H. Naylor. 
3,050 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.ni99- 
" Kine," April 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

WHEN A GIRL'S BEAUTIFUL. 

Columbia (July 15). — Adele Jergens, 
Patricia White, Marc Piatt. 6,057 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.11533. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

WHITE EAGLE. 

Columbia (Sept. 22). — Buck Jones, Ray- 
mond Hatton, Dorothy Fay. 15 episodes. 
U. Reg. No. F11768 — ii777. " Kine," 
Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*WHITSTABLE NATIVES. 

Piccadilly (April 27). — Commentary by 
Lionel Marson. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.ii2i7. "Kine," April 29, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

"WHO KILLED VAN LOON. 

Exclusive (Feb. 2).— Raymond Lovell, 
Kay Bannerman, Robert Wyndham. 
4,600 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./R.iio74- 
" Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. Rel. June 30, 1948. 

f WILD WEST. 

Pathe (April 5). — Eddie Dean, Roscoe 
Ates, Sarah Padden. 6,402 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.11247. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 
Rel. May 24, 1948. 

*WINSLOW BOY, THE. 

British Lion (Aug. 31). — Robert Donat, 
Cedric Hardwicke, Margaret Leighton. 
10,642 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. n734- 
" Kine," Sept. 2, 1948. Rel. Nov. 8, 1948. 

WINTER MEETING. 

Warner (Sept. 15).- — Bette Davis, James 
Davis, John Hoyt. 9,397 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.11731. "Kine," Sept. 23, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 



WISTFUL WIDOW, THE. 

GFD (June 16).— Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 

Marjorie Main. 6,989 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.11419. " Kine," June 24, 1948. Rel. 

Nov. 5, 1948. 
WOMAN FROM TANGIER. 

Columbia (June 17). — Adele Jergens, 

Stephen Dunne, Dennis Green. 5,939 ft, 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1408. " Kine," June 24, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
"WOMAN HATER. 

GFD (Oct. 13).— Stewart Granger, Edwige 

Feuillere, Ronald Squire. 9,480 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./E.n823. " Kine," "Oct. 21, 

1948. Rel. Nov. 15, 1948. 
WOMAN IN WHITE, THE. 

Warner (April 20). — Alexis Smith, Eleanor 

Parker, Sydney Greenstreet. 9,793 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.11270. " Kine," April 8, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 30, 1948. 
WOMAN ON THE BEACH. 

RKO-Radio (Mar. 16). — Joan Bennett, 

Robert Ryan, Chas. Bickford. 6,386 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.10671. " Kine," Mar. 18, 

1948. Rel. May 10, 1948. 
WOMAN'S VENGEANCE. 

GFD (June 29). — Charles Boyer, Jessica 

Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke. 8,260 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.i 1452. " Kine," July 1, 1948. 

Rel. July 5, 1948. 
WORLD AND HIS WIFE, THE. 

M-G-M (July 24). — Spencer Tracy, Kather- 

ine Hepburn, Van Johnson. 10,800 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11558. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 
♦WORLD IS RICH, THE. 

British Lion (Jan. 29). — 3,209 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br./E.nn6. "Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
WRECK OF THE HESPERUS. 

Columbia (July 12). — Willard Parker, 

Edgar Buchanan, Patricia White. 6,128 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.11530. "Kine," July 15, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
WYOMING. 

British Lion (April 2). — William Elliott, 

Vera Ralston, John Carroll. 7,577 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.11243. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦tXIVTH OLYMPIAD. 

GFD (Sept. 3).— 12,500 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.n679. " Kine," Sept. 2, 1948. Rel. 

Sept. 20, 1948. 
YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME. 

2oth Century-Fox (July 9). — Jeanne 

Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant. 8,236 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.i 1497. " Kine," July 15, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 23, 1948. 
*YOUR YEAR. 

New Realm (Dec. 4).— 3,278 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /E. 10996. " Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. 



Reissues 

♦ACCIDENTAL SPY, THE. 

H&S Films (Oct. 8).— Neil Hamilton, 
Claude Dampier, Kathleen Gibson. 6,800 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br.14554, " Kine," 
Oct. 14, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
ADVENTURE IN SAHARA. 

Grand National (March 11). — Paul Kelly, 
C. Henry Gordon, Lorna Gray. 5,130 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.4121. " Kine," March 18, 
1948. Rel. Floating. 



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♦AGITATOR, THE. 

Pathe (May 4). — William Hartnell, Mary 

Morris, John Laurie. 8,550 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br./R.794i. " Kine," May 6, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIED. 

New Realm (Sept. 27). — Melvyn Douglas, 

Mary Astor, Edith Fellowes. 6,656 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F. 13263. " Kine," Sept. 30, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
ANNABEL TAKES A TOUR. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 8).— Jack Oakie, Lucille 

Ball, Bradley Page. 6,075 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.1174. " Kine," Jan. 15, 1948. 

Rel. Jan. 26, 1948. 
APE, THE. 

Monarch (Dec. 2). — Boris Karloff, Maris 

Wrixon. 5,620 ft. A. Reg. No. F.3784. 

" Kine," Dec. 11, 1947. Rel. April 5, 1948. 
ARGENTINE NIGHTS. 

Eros (Feb. 4).— The Ritz Brothers, The 

Andrews Sisters, Constance Moore. 6,698 

ft. U. Reg. No. F.3534- " Kine," Feb. 

12, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. 

Warner (March 4). — Cary Grant, Priscilla 

Lane, Raymond Massey. 10,610 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.7793. " Kine," March 11, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
BABY-FACE MORGAN. 

ABFD (July 27). — Mary Carlisle, Richard 

Cromwell, Robert Armstrong. 5,419 ft- 

A. Reg. No. F.6018. " Kine," July 29, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
BACK STREET. 

Eros (Feb. n). — Charles Boyer, Margaret 

Sullavan, Richard Carlson. 8,005 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.4002. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Immediate. 
BADLANDS OF DAKOTA. 

Eros (June n). — Robert Stack, Ann 

Rutherford, Richard Dix. 6,639 ft- U. 

Reg. No. F.4668. " Kine," June 17, 1948. 

Rel. June 14, 1948. 
tBAMBI. 

RKO-Radio (Feb. 6).— 6,283 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.5570. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. Rel. 
April 12, 1948. 
f BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST, THE. 

Columbia (Dec. 15). — Cornel Wilde, Anita 

Louise, Henry Daniell. 7,776 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.8834. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
BEAUTY FOR THE ASKING. 

RKO-Radio (April 19).— Lucille Ball, 

Patric Knowles, Frieda Inescourt. 6,123 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.1454. " Kine," April 

22, 1948. Rel. May 3, 1948. 
BEHIND THE DOOR. 

Exclusive (May 26). — Boris Karloff, Roger 

Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers. 6,064 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.3224. " Kine," June 3, I94 8 - 

Rel. Not fixed. 
*BIG BLOCKADE. 

ABFD (Dec. 12).— Leslie Banks, Will Hay, 

Alfred Drayton. 6,750 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./Dr.soog. "Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
BIG STORE, THE. 

M-G-M (Dec. 18).— The Marx Bros., Tony 

Martin, Virginia Grey. 7,492 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.4419. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 

Rel. Feb. 23, 1948. 
BLACK CAT, THE. 

Eros. (April 20). — Basil Rathbone, Hugh 

Herbert, Broderick Crawford. 6,303 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.4217. " Kine," April 29, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 



BLAKE MURDER MYSTERY, THE. 

Monarch (Nov. 2). — Jackie Moran, Marcia 
Mae Jones, George Cleveland. 6,269 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.2438. " Kine," Nov. 11, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*t BLITHE SPIRIT. 

ABFD (Dec. 10). — Rex Harrison, Constance 
Cummings, Margaret Rutherford. 8,609 
ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.8iQ5. "Kine," 
Dec. 18, 1947. Rel. Not fixed. 

BLOCKADE. 

International (Dec. 3). — Madeleine Car- 
roll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo. 7,691 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.301. " Kine," Dec. 11, 

1947. Rel. Not fixed. 
BLONDE MENACE. 

British-Australasian (Sept. 14). — Guy 
Kibbee, "Mildred Coles, William Henry. 
6,110 ft. U. Reg. No. F.4742. " Kine," 
Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

BOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU, THE. 

Grand National (Sept. 29). — Boris Karloff, 
Peter Lorre, Jeff Donnell. 5,998 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.6314. " Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

BOOM TOWN. 

M-G-M (March 10).— Clark Gable, Spencer 
Tracy, Claudette Colbert. 10,671 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.40T9. " Kine," March 18, 

1948. Rel. June 28, 1948. 
BORROWED HERO. 

Monarch (March 21). — Alan Baxter, 

Florence Rice, John Hamilton. 5,877 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.5329. " Kine," March 25, 

1948. Rel. July 26, 1948. 
BOY TROUBLE. 

Paramount (Oct. 28). — Charlie Ruggles, 

Mary Boland, Donald O'Connor. 6,636 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.1433. " Kine," Nov. 4, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
♦BRIEF ENCOUNTER 

ABFD (Feb. 12). — Celia Johnson, Trevor 

Howard, Stanley Hollowav. 7,7i3 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.8756. "Kine," Feb. 19, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 

BROADWAY MELODY. 

M-G-R (Feb. 4). — Fred Astaire, Eleanor 

Powell, George Murphy. 9,143 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.2905. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. 

Rel. May 10, 1948. 
t BUFFALO BILL. 

2oth Century-Fox (Dec. 18). — Joel 

McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell. 

8,125 ft. U. Reg. No. F.722r. " Kine," 

Dec. 25, 1947. Rel. Floating. 
♦CANTERBURY TALE, A. 

Eros (Sept. 7). — Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, 

John Sweet, it, 274 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./Tr.8o46. "Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
CAPTAIN FURY. 

Renown (Jan. 20). — Brian Aherne, Victor 

McLaglen, June Lang. 8,338 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.2021. " Kine," Jan. 29, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
CARNIVAL NIGHTS. 

Grand National (Sept. 30). — Lee Tracy, 

Sally Eilers, Jimmy Durante. 6,739 ft- 

U. Reg. No. F.11430. " Kine," Oct. 7, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
CAT'S CLAW MYSTERY. 

British Australasian (July 2). — Guy 

Kibbee, Margaret Hayes, Wallace Ford. 

5,979 ft. A. Reg. No. F.5790. " Kine," 

July 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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CINDERELLA SWINGS IT. 

British Australasian (June 2). — Guy 
Kibbee, Gloria Warren, Helen Parrish. 
6,269 ft. U. Reg. No. F.6619. " Kine," 
June 10, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

CITY OF CONQUEST. 

Warner (March 5). — James Cagney, Ann 
Sheridan, Donald Crisp. 9,515 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.3845. " Kine," March n, 1948. 
Rel. June 7, 1948. 

CITY OF SILENT MEN. 

ABFD (July 28).— Frank Albertson, June 
Lang, Jan Wiley. 5,702 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.6273. " Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED. 

GFD (Sept. 29).— Tom Tyler, Jacqueline 
Wells, Earl McCarthy. 12 episodes. U. 
Reg. No. F.8474-6, F.8641-4, F.8670-3., F. 
8696 " Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. Not 
fixed. 

CONVICT'S CODE. 

Monarch (Nov. 4). — Robert Kent, Anne 
Nagel, Sidney Blackmer. 5,500 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.1541. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

♦COTTAGE TO LET. 

Eros (Feb. 3). — Leslie Banks, Carla 
Lehmann. 8,124 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 
4392. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. Rel. 
Immediate. 

COUNSEL FOR CRIME. 

Grand National (Oct. 6). — Otto Kruger, 
Douglass Montgomery, Jacqueline Wells. 
5,500 ft. A. Reg. No. F.15271. "Kine," 
Oct. 14, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

COUNTERFEIT. 

Grand National (March 9). — Chester 
Morris, Margot Grahame, Lloyd Nolan. 
6,607 ft. A. Reg. No. F.14315. "Kine," 
March 11, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

tCOVER GIRL. 

Columbia (Dec. 18). — Rita Hayworth, 
Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers. 9,623 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.7399. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

CRAZY HOUSE. 

Eros (April 21). — Olsen and Johnson, 
Patric Knowles, Martha O'Driscoll. 7,223 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.6591. " Kine," April 
29, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

i DANCING PIRATE. 

New Realm (March 3). — Charles Collins, 
Frank Morgan, Steffi Duna. 7,658 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.13310. " Kine," March 
11, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

*DARK JOURNEY. 

20TH Century-Fox (Feb. 24). — Conrad 
Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Bushell. 
6,930 ft. U. Reg. No. F.i 1778. "Kine," 
Feb. 26, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

*DAY WILL DAWN, THE. 

Grand National (Sept. 28). — Ralph 
Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Hugh Williams. 
8,820 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./Dr.5278. 
" Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

* DEMI-PARADISE, THE. 

Eros (Sept. 8). — Laurence Olivier, Penelope 
Ward, Felix Aylmer. 10,304 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.6878. "Kine," Sept. 16, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



"DEATH DRIVES THROUGH. 

Equity British (Jan. 14). — Robert Douglas, 
Dorothy Bouchier, Miles Mander. 5,760 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br.11357. " Kine," 
Jan. 22, 1948. Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 

DEVIL BAT, THE. 

Renown (Dec. 29). — Bela Lugosi, Suzanne 
Kaaren. 6,132 ft. A. Reg. No. F.3886. 
" Kine," Jan. 1, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

♦DINNER AT THE RITZ. 

Grand National (March 12). — Annabella, 
David Niven, Paul Lukas. 6,986 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./Dr.i5626. "Kine," March 
18, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

♦DISCOVERIES. 

Grand National (Sept. 29). — Carroll 
Levis, Afrique, Doris Hare. 6,100 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br. /E. 2271. "Kine," Oct. 7, 
1948. Rel. Floating. 

DOCTOR TAKES A WIFE, THE. 

Grand National (March 12). — Loretta 
Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardner. 
7,930 ft. A. Reg. No. F.3379. " Kine," 
March 18, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

♦DON'T TAKE IT TO HEART. 

A.B.F.D. (June 22). — Richard Greene, 
Alfred Drayton, Patricia Medina. 8,338 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./Tr.7747- "Kine," 
June 24, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

DRACULA'S DAUGHTER. 

Eros (Feb. 5). — Otto Kruger, Marguerite 
Churchill. 6,470 ft. A. Reg. No. F.13293. 
" Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

t^DRUM, THE. 

British Lion (May 13). — Sabu, Raymond 
Massey, Valerie Hobson. 9,205 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.386i. "Kine," May 20, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

EACH DAWN I DIE. 

Warner (Jan. 27). — James Cagney, George 
Raft, Jane Bryan. 8,019 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.2239. " Kine," Jan. 29, 1948. 
Rel. Feb. 2, 1948. 

EMERGENCY LANDING. 

Renown (April 12). — Forrest Tucker, Carol 
Hughes, Evelyn Brent. 6,082 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.4323. " Kine," April 15. 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

ESCAPE TO GLORY. 

New Realm (July 26). — Pat O'Brien, 
Constance Bennett, John Halliday. 6,602 
ft. A. Reg. No. F.3895. " Kine," July 
29, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

FACE BEHIND THE MASK, THE. 

Grand National (March 10). — Peter Lorre, 
Evelyn Keyes, George E. Stone. 6,122 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.4115. " Kine," March 18, 
1948. Rel. Floating. 

♦FANNY BY GASLIGHT. 

Eros (April 8). — Phyllis Calvert, James 
Mason, Stewart Granger. 9,668 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.7288. " Kine," April 15, 
1948. Rel. June 7, 1948. 

FAREWELL TO FAME. 

Monarch March 25). — Frankie Darro, 
Mantan Moreland, Frank Sully. 5,670 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.4930. " Kine," April 1, 
1948. Rel. June 14, 1948. 

FATHER STEPS OUT. 

Monarch (Aug. 10). — Frank Albertson, 
Jed Prouty, Lorna Grey. 5,628 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.4568. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 
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FLAME OF NEW ORLEANS. 

Eros (Feb. 10). — Marlene Dietrich, Bruce 
Cabot, Roland Young. 7,143 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.4330. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. 
Rel. Immediate. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. 

International (March 20). — Joel McCrea, 
Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall. 10,798 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.3475. " Kine," March 25, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*FOR YOU ALONE. 

Butchers (March 19). — Lesley Brook, 
Jimmy Hanley, Robert Griffith. 8,850 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br./R.8ii3. " Kine," March 
25, 1948. Rel. March 11, 1948. 

:*FOUR FEATHERS, THE. 

British Lion (Jan. 22). — John Clements, 
June Duprez, Ralph Richardson. 12,150 
ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.i854. "Kine," 
Jan. 29, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

♦FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS. 

Paramount (Sept. 29). — Ray Milland, 
Ellen Drew, Roland Culver. 7,757 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./Dr.2372. "Kine," Oct. 7, 
1948. Rel. Floating. 

GAMBLING DAUGHTERS. 

Mirror Films (April 28). — Cecilia Parker, 
Roger Pryor, Sig Arno. 5,692 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.4929. " Kine," May 6, 1948. 
Rel. Aug. 1948. 

"GHOST TRAIN, THE. 

A.B.F.D. (Dec. 17).— Arthur Askey, Richard 
Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison. 7,658 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br./Dr.3885. " Kine," Dec. 
25, 1947. Rel. Not fixed. 

"GIRL IN THE NEWS. 

20TH Century-Fox (Aug. 2).— Margaret 
Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn 
Williams. 7,020 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Dr. 
3402. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. Rel. 
Floating. 

GENTLEMAN FROM DIXIE. 

Monarch (March 25). — Jack La Rue, 
Marian Marsh. 5,310 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.4936. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. 
Aug. 9, 1948. 

"GENTLE SEX, THE. 

Eros (April 13). — Jean Gillie, Joyce 
Howard, Lilli Palmer. 8,370 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br. /Tr.6344. " Kine," April 22, 1948. 
Rel. July 5, 1948. 

GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE. 

Eros (Feb. 5).— Cedric Hardwicke, Lionel 
Atwill, Bela Lugosi. 6,084 ft. H. Reg. 
No. F.5293. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

"GIRL MUST LIVE, A. 

20TH Century-Fox (Jan. 20). — Margaret 
Lockwood, Renee Houston, Lilli Palmer. 
8,349 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Dr.i8 2 6. 
" Kine," Jan. 22, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

GIRLS' SCHOOL. 

New Realm (Sept. 28). — Anne Shirley, 
Nan Grey, Ralph Bellamy. 6,555 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.817. " Kine," Oct. 7, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

GIRLS' TOWN. 

Renown (April 6). — Edith Fellowes, June 
Storey, Kenneth Howell. 5,989 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.5526. "Kine," April 8, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 



"GIRL WHO FORGOT, THE. 

Butcher's (March 30). — Elizabeth Allan, 
Ralph Michael, Basil Radford. 7,190 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br.2424. " Kine," April 1, 
1948. Rel. May 20, 1948. 

GLAMOUR FOR SALE. 

Grand National (Sept. 27). — Anita Louise, 
June MacCloy, Roger Pryor. 5,309 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.3180. " Kine," Sept. 30, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

GLASS KEY, THE. 

Paramount (March 21). — Alan Ladd, 
Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake. 7,686 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.5685. " Kine," March 25, 
1948. Rel. May 17, 1948. 

GOOD GIRLS GO TO PARIS. 

Grand National (Jan. 6). — Melvyn Doug- 
las, Joan Blondell. 6,909 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.12164. " Kine," Jan. 8, 1948. Rel. 
Floating. 

"GOOD MORNING BOYS. 

A.B.F.D. (June 23).— Will Hay, Graham 
Moffat, Lilli Palmer. 7,018 ft. A. Reg. 
No. Br.14233. " Kine," July 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

GREAT WHITE TRAIL, THE. 

New Realm (March 1).- — James Newill, 
Terry Walker, Richard Alexander. 5,249 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.722. " Kine," March 
4, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

"GREEN COCKATOO, THE. 

Grand National (March 12). — John Mills, 
Rene Ray, Robert Newton. 5,852 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br. /Dr.2899. " Kine," March 4, 
1948. Rel. Floating. 

"HEARTS OF HUMANITY. 

Ambassador (Feb. 24). — Eric Portman, 
Pamela Randle, Hay Petrie. 6,700 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br.15744. "Kine," Feb. 26, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

HELL SHIP MORGAN. 

Exclusive (May 26). — George Bancroft, 
Ann Sothern, Victor Jory. 5,839 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.12930. " Kine," June 3, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

HIDDEN CRIME. 

British Australasian (Sept. 16). — Guy 
Kibbee, Bobs Watson, Susan Peters. 
5,940 ft. U. Reg. No. F.4321. " Kine," 
Sept. 23, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT. 

International (March 23). — Charles Boyer, 
Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo. 8,992 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.14518. " Kine," April 1, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

HOLD THAT GHOST. 

Eros (Sept. 7)— Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 
Joan Davis. 7,743 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.12675. " Kine," Sept. 9, 1948. Rel. 
Sept. 13, 1948. 

"HOME SWEET HOME. 

Butcher's (May 11). — Frank Randle, 
Nicolette Roeg, Tony Pendrell. 8,245 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br./R.8475- "Kine," May 
13, 1948. Rel. March 15, 1948. 

"HONEYMOON HOTEL. 

Butcher's (Feb. 20). — Norman Evans, Nat 
Jackley, Betty Jumel. 8,190 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./R.8g8i. "Kine," Feb. 26, 
1948. Rel. March 14, 1948. 



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HURRICANE, THE, 

New Realm (July 19). — Dorothy Lamour, 

Jon Hall, Mary Astor. 9,424 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.15768. " Kine," July 22, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
I AM THE LAW. 

New Realm (July 30). — Edward G. 

Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal. 

7,441. ft. A. Reg. No. F.800. " Kine," 

Aug. 5, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
I DEMAND PAYMENT. 

Exclusive (May 25). — Jack La Rue, Betty 

Burgess, Guinn Williams. 5, 3*5 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.985. " Kine," June 3, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
I KILLED THAT MAN. 

Monarch (Nov. 25). — Ricardo Cortez, Joan 

Woodbury, Iris Adrian. 6,380 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.5182. " Kine," Dec. 4, 1947. 

Rel. March 22, 1948. 
*l KILLED THE COUNT. 

Grand National (Oct. 1). — Syd Walker, 

Ben Lyon, Antoinette Cellier. 8,024 ft- A. 

Reg. No. Br./R.i935- "Kine," Oct. 7, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
IF I HAD MY WAY. 

Eros (Sept. 9). — Bing Crosby, Gloria Jean, 

El Brendel. 8,153 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.3239. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
*I'LL BE YOUR SWEETHEART. 

Eros (Feb. 12). — Margaret Lockwood, Vic 

Oliver, Michael Rennie. 9,387 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.8398. "Kine," Feb. 19, 

1948. Rel. Immediate. 
ILLEGAL TRAFFIC. 

Paramount (Nov. 16). — J. Carrol Naish, 

Mary Carlisle, Robert Preston. 5,990 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.1062. " Kine," Nov. 18, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
*I'LL WALK BESIDE YOU. 

Butcher's (Nov. 2). — Richard Bird, Lesley 

Brook, Percy Marmont. 7,902 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /R. 6374. "Kine," Nov. 4, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
^IMPASSIVE FOOTMAN, THE. 

ABFD (Oct. 22).— Betty Stockfield, Owen 

Nares, Allan Jeaves. 6,233 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br.7606. " Kine," Oct. 28, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦INQUEST. 

Premier (July 23). — Elizabeth Allan, 

Herbert Lomas, Hay Petrie. 5,432 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /E. 2649. "Kine," July 29, 

1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
INTERNATIONAL LADY. 

ABFD (Dec. 19).— George Brent, Ilona 

Massey, Basil Rathbone. 9,191 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.4588. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 

Rel. Floating. 
INVISIBLE AGENT. 

Eros (April 21). — Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, 

Sir Cedric Hardwicke. 7,300 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.5681. " Kine," April 29, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
INVISIBLE KILLER, THE. 

H & S Films (Feb. 27). — Grace Bradley, 

Roland Drew, William Newell. 5,870 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.3235. " Kine," March 4, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
IN WHICH WE SERVE. 

British Lion (Feb. 19). — Noel Coward, 

Bernard Miles, John Mills. 10,270 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.5778. "Kine," Feb. 26, 

1948. Rel. May 3, 1948. 



I PROMISE TO PAY. 

New Realm (July 21). — Chester Morris, 
Helen Mack, Leo Carrillo. 6,122 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.14453. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 
ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN. 

New Realm (July 23). — Peter Lorre, 
Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox. 6,030 
ft. A. Reg. No. F.3381. " Kine," July 

29, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
I STOLE A MILLION. 

Eros (Feb. 11). — George Raft, Claire 
Trevor. 7,057 ft. A. Reg. No. F.2396 
" Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
I WAS A PRISONER ON DEVIL'S ISLAND. 
Grand National (Sept. 27). — Sally Eilers, 
Donald Woods, Eduardo Ciannelli. 6,342 
ft. A. Reg. No. F.4642. " Kine," Sept. 

30, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
"JAMAICA INN. 

Renown (Nov. 17). — Charles Laugh ton, 

Leslie Banks, Maureen O'Hara. 8,893 ft. 

A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.i895 " Kine," Nov. 

25, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
JUNGLE SIREN. 

Renown (April 16). — Ann Corio, Buster 

Crabbe, Evelyn Wahl. 5,988 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.6088. " Kine," April 22, 1948. Rel. 

Floating. 
KEEP 'EM SLUGGING. 

Eros (June 10).— Dead End Kids, Little 

Tough Guys, Evelyn Ankers. 5,531 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.6387. " Kine," June 17, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
KELLY THE SECOND. 

Exclusive (July 1). — Patsy Kelly, Charley 

Chase, Guinn Williams. 6,320 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.13339. " Kine," July 8, 

1948. • Rel. Not fixed. 
KING OF THE ZOMBIES. 

Monarch (Aug. 5),— Dick Purcell, Manton 

Moreland, Joan Woodbury. 5,850 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.4300. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 25, 1948. 
LADIES IN RETIREMENT. 

•Grand National (Oct. 1). — Ida Lupino, 

Louis Hayward, Isobel Elsom. 8,218 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.5094. " Kine," Oct. 7, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 

LADY HAMILTON. 

British Lion (Feb. 20). — Vivien Leigh, 
Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray. 1 1,263 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.4189. " Kine," Feb. 26, 
1948. Rel. May 3, 1948. 

*LADY VANISHES, THE. 

ABFD (May 20). — Margaret Lockwood, 
Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas. 8,650 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br./Dr.679. "Kine," May 
27, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
LAST ALARM, THE. 

Monarch (Nov. 3).— J. Farrell MacDonald, 
Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull. 5,507 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.3434. " Kine," Nov. 11, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

LAW OF THE JUNGLE. 

Monarch (March 20).— Arline Judge, John 
King, Mantan Moreland. 5,507 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.5428. " Kine," March 25, 1948. 
Rel. May 31, 1948. 

LAW OF THE TIMBER. 

Renown (Oct. 27).— Marjorie Reynolds, 
Monte Blue, Hal Brozeal. 5,854 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.533. " Kine," Nov. 4, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

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LEOPARD MEN OF AFRICA. 

ABFD (Feb. 16).— 5,000 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.7409. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. Rel. 
Floating. 

LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. 

New Realm (Dec. 2). — Freddie Bartholo- 
mew, Dolores Costello Barrymore, C. 
Aubrey Smith. 9,190 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.13075. " Kine," Dec. 4, 1947. Rel. 
Floating. 

LITTLE TOUGH GUYS IN SOCIETY. 

Eros (Feb. 3).- — Mischa Auer, Mary 
Boland, Edward Everett Horton. 6,480 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.1297. " Kine," 
Feb. 5, 1948. Rel. Immediate. 

LONE WOLF RETURNS, THE. 

New Realm (July 24). — Melvyn Douglas, 
Gail Patrick, Tala Birell. 6,167 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.12744. " Kine," July 29, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

LOST HORIZON. 

Columbia (Dec. 19), — Ronald Colman, Jane 
Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton. 11,855 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.14582. " Kine," Dec. 
25, 1947- Rel. Not fixed. 

*LOVE ON THE DOLE. 

Pathe (April 30). — Deborah Kerr, Clifford 
Evans, Geoffrey Hibbert. 9,000 ft. A. 
Reg. No. BR./R.4,o5i. " Kine," May 6, 
1948. Rel. floating. 

MADE FOR EACH OTHER. 

New Realm (Dec. 3). — Carole Lombard, 
James Stewart, Charles Coburn. 8,539 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.1634. " Kine," Dec. 11, 
1947- Rel. Not fixed. 

MAIN STREET SCANDAL. • 

British-Australasian (Sept. 17).— Guy 
Kibbee, Carol Hughes, John Archer. 6,210 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.4014. " Kine," Sept. 
23, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*MAJOR BARBARA. 

Grand National (Oct. 6). — Wendy Hiller, 
Rex Harrison, Robert Morley. 10,886 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.40o8. " Kine," Oct. 
14, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

"MAKE-UP. 

Equity British (Jan. 8).— Nils Asther, 
June Clyde, Judy Kelly. 6,390 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br.14921. " Kine," Jan. 15, 
1948. Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 

MAN'S CASTLE. 

Grand National (Dec. 10). — Spencer 
Tracy, Loretta Young. 7, 174 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.9639. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. 
Rel. Floating. 

MAN FROM HEADQUARTERS. 

Monarch (April 1). — Frank Albertson, 
Joan Woodbury, John Maxwell. 5,769 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.4526. " Kine," April 8, 
1948. Rel. July 12, 1948. 

MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG. 

Exclusive (June 30). — Boris Karloff, 
Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox. 5,684 ft. H. 
Reg. No. F.2305. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE. 

Warner (April 21). — Bette Davis, Ann 
Sheridan, Monty Woolley. 10,000 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.5069. " Kine," April 29, 1948. 
Rel. June 28, 1948. 



*MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES, THE. 

British Lion (Feb. 18). — Roland Young, 

Ralph Richardson, Joan Gardner. 7,300 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br.13818. " Kine," Feb. 26, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
MAN WITH TWO LIVES. 

Monarch (Aug. 5). — Edward Norris, 

Marlow Dwyer, Eleanor Lawson. 5,828 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.5529. " Kine," Aug. 12, 

1948. Rel. Sept. 27, 1948. 
MEET NERO WOLFE. 

New Realm (Aug. 12).— Edward Arnold, 

Lionel Stander, Dennie Moore. 6,447 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F. 13494. " Kine," Aug. 19, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
MELODY OF YOUTH. 

New Realm (Sept. 8). — Jascha Heifetz, 

Andrea Leeds, Joel McCrea. 9,152 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.2496. "Kine," Sept. 16, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 

MEN OF SAN QUENTIN. 

Renown (Oct. 28). — J. Anthony Hughes, 

Eleanor Lawson, Dick Curtis. 7,065 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.5689. " Kine," Nov. 4, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
MERRILY WE LIVE. 

Exclusive (Oct. 12). — Constance Bennett, 

Brian Aherne, Billie Burke. 7,300 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.15997. " Kine," Oct. 14, 1948. 

Rel. Nov. 1, 1948. 
"MILLIONS LIKE US. 

ABFD (Dec. 18).— Eric Portman, Patricia 

Roc, Anne Crawford. 9,057 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /Tr.6729. "Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK, THE. 

Paramount (March 31). — Eddie Bracken, 

Betty Hutton, William Demarest. 8,822 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.6722. " Kine," April 

8, 1948. Rel. June 28, 1948. 

MODEL WIFE. 

Eros (Feb. 17).— Joan Blondell, Dick 
Powell, Charlie Ruggles. 7,020 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.4331. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 
Rel. March 1, 1948. 

MOON AND SIXPENCE, THE. 

Monarch (March 24). — George Sanders, 
Herbert Marshall. 7,995 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.6074. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. 
Aug. 9, 1948. 

MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN. 

Columbia (Dec. 17). — Gary Cooper, Jean 
Arthur. 10,390 ft. U. Reg. No. F.13085. 
" Kine," Dec. 25, 1947- Rel. Not fixed. 

MRS. MINIVER. 

M-G-M (Jan. 7).— Greer Garson, Walter 
Pidgeon, Teresa Wright. 12,100 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.5462. " Kine," Jan. 15, 1948. 
Rel. March 8, 1948. 

MURDER BY INVITATION. 

Monarch (March 31). — Wallace Ford, 
Marian Marsh, Sarah Padden. 5,838 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.4715. " Kine," April 8, 
1948. Rel. June 28, 1948. 

MURDER IN THORNTON SQUARE, THE. 

M-G-M (Jan. 14). — Charles Boyer, Ingrid 
Bergman, Joseph Cotten. 10,229 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.7450. " Kine," Jan. 22, 1948. 
Rel. April 19, 1948. 
"MUSIC HALL PARADE. 

Butcher's (April 16). — Glen Raynham, 
Richard Norris and popular music hall 
favourites. 6,300 ft. U. Reg. No. Br.2000. 
" Kine," April 22, 1948. Rel. April 29, 1948. 



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♦MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE. 

International (Feb. 17). — Paul Lukas, 
Lyn Harding, Kathleen Kelly. 7,018 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br.15523. " Kine," Feb. 26, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

*MY LEARNED FRIEND. 

Renown (Oct. 29). — Will Hay, Claude 
Hulbert, Mervyn Johns. 6,832 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.6586. "Kine," Nov. 4, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

MY MAN GODFREY. 

Eros (Sept. 10). — William Powell, Carole 
Lombard, Alice Brady. 8,421 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F. 13594. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME. 

Monarch (Nov. 4). — Grant Richards, Evelyn 
,Venable, Clara Blandick. 6,221 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.15885. " Kine," Nov. 11, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

MY SON IS A CRIMINAL. 

Grand National (Sept. 28). — Alan Baxter, 
Jacqueline Wells, Willard Robertson. 
5,320 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 1570. "Kine," 
Sept. 30, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

NAVY STEPS OUT, THE. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 30). — George Murphy, 
Lucille Ball, Edmond O'Brien. 8,100 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.4011. " Kine," Feb. 5, 
1948. Rel. Feb. 16, 1948. 

*NELL GWYNN. 

Equity British (Jan. 23). — Anna Neagle, 
Cedric Hardwicke, Jeanne de Casalis 
7,719 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. 10496. " Kine," 
Jan. 29, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

NIGHT FOR CRIME, A. 

ABFD (Oct. 18).— Glenda Farrell, Lyle 
Talbot, Lina Basquette. 6,750 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.6087. " Kine," Oct. 21, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

*NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH. 

20th Century-Fox (Aug. 3). — Margaret 
Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Naunton Wayne. 
8,251 ft. A. Reg. No. Br.pr.3067. 
" Kine," Aug. 5, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

NIGHT WORK. 

Paramount (Feb. 12). — Mary Boland, 
Charlie Ruggles, Clem Bevans. 5,555 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.2295. " Kine," Feb. 19, 
1948. Rel. March 8, 1948. 

NORTH TO THE KLONDIKE. 

Eros (April 20). — Brod Crawford, Andy 
Devine, Evelyn Ankers. 5,243 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.5204. " Kine," April 22, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

NORTHWEST PASSAGE. 

M-G-M (March 24)— Spencer Tracy, Robert 
Young. 11,378 ft. A. Reg. No. F.2912. 
" Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. April 12, 1948. 

*NOT WANTED ON VOYAGE. 

Mirror Films (June 4). — Ben Lyon, Bebe 
Daniels, Tom Helmore. 6,104 ft- A. 
Reg. No. Br.15845. " Kine," June io, 
1948. ,Rel. Aug. 1948. 

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. 

M-G-M (Feb. 11).— Stan Laurel, Oliver 
Hardy, Mary Boland. 6,216 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.7836. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. Rel. 
April 5, 1948. 



[NOTHING SACRED. 

New Realm (March 1). — Fredric March, 
Carole Lombard, Charles Winninger. 6,755 
ft. A. Reg.No.F.15823. "Kine," March 
4, 1948. Rel. June 7, 1948. 

ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS. 

Eros (Feb. 10). — Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, 
Robert Cummings. 7,469 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.4177. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 
Rel. March 1, 1948. 

ONE THRILLING NIGHT. 

Monarch (Aug. 2). — John Beal, Wanda 

McKay, Tom Neal. 6,039 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.5936. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Oct. 11, 1948. 
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS. 

New Realm (Aug. 4). — Cary Grant, Jean 

Arthur, Thomas Mitchell. 10,881 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.2011. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
OUR VINES HAVE TENDER GRAPES. 

M-G-M (March 11). — Edward G. Robinson, 

Margaret O'Brien, Jackie " Butch " Jenkins. 

9,426 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8594. '.' Kine," 

March 18, 1948. Rel. July 5, 1948. 
PARDON MY SARONG. 

Eros (June 10). — Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 

Virginia Bruce. 7,571 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.5579- " Kine," June 17, 1948. Rel. 

June 21, 1948. 
*PEG OF OLD DRURY. 

Equity British (Jan. 28). — Anna Neagle, 

Cedric Hardwicke, Jack Hawkins. 6,870 

ft. U. Reg. No. Br.12049. " Kine," 

Feb. 5, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
*PENNY PARADISE. 

Equity British (Jan. 13). — Edmund 

Gwenn, Jimmy O'Dea, Betty Driver. 

6,435 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./R.774. "Kine," 

Jan. 22, 1948. Rel. Oct. 18, 1948. 
PHANTOM OF CHINATOWN. 

Monarch (Dec. 23). — Keye Luke, Lotus 
• Long, Grant Withers. 5,541 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.4049. " Kine," Jan. 1, 1948. Rel. 

May 3, 1948. 
PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE. 

M-G-M (March 31). — Katherine Hepburn, 

Cary Grant, James Stewart. 10,087 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.3798. " Kine," April 8, 

1948. Rel. July 26, 1948. 
PITTSBURGH. 

Eros (April 8). — Marlene Dietrich, Randolph 

Scott, John Wayne. 8,220 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.6132. " Kine," April 15, 1948. 

Rel. June 7, 1948. 
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. 

M-G-M (March 3). — Greer Garson, Laurence 

Olivier, Mary Boland. 10,597 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.3361. " Kine," March 11, 

1948, Rel. June 14, 1948. 
PRIDE OF THE TURF. 

British- Australasian (June 30). — Guy 

Kibbee, Jed Prouty, Dorothy Moore. 

5,940 ft. U. Reg. No. F.5355. " Kine," 

July 8, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
PRIDE OF THE YANKEES. 

New Realm (Sept. 9). — Gary Cooper, 

Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan. 11,430 

ft. U. Reg. No. F.5742. " Kine," Sept. 

16, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
♦PRISON BREAKER. 

Grand National (Jan. 5). — James Mason, 

Marguerite Allan, Andrews Engelman. 

6,286 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. 12685. "Kine," 

Jan. 8, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

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*PROUD VALLEY, THE. 

ABFD (Oct. 21). — Paul Robeson, Simon 
Lack, Rachel Thomas. 6,930 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./R.265o. " Kine," Oct. 28, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

* RAKE'S PROGRESS, THE. 

ABFD (June 21). — Rex Harrison, Lilli 
Palmer, Godfrey Tearle. 10,000 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.88o6. " Kine," June 24, 
1948. Rel. July 5, 1948. 

REDHEAD. 

Monarch (March 2). — June Lang, Johnny 
Downs, Eric Blore. 5,798 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.4555. " Kine," Aug. 12, 1948. 
Rel. Sept. 13, 1948. 

RIO RITA. 

M-G-M (Dec. 17).— Bud Abbott, Lou 
Costello, Kathryn Grayson. 8,184 ft- U. 
Reg. No. F.5263. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

ROAD TO HAPPINESSS. 

Monarch (Dec. 9). — John Boles, Billy Lee, 
Mona Barrie. 6,500 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.5328. " Kine," Dec. 18, 1947. Rel. 
April 19, 1948. 

ROOKIES. 

Eros (Sept. 9). — Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 
Jane Frazee. 7,590 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.3999. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. Rel. 
Not fixed. 

"ROSE OF TRALEE. 

Butcher's ''May 28). — John Longden,Lesley 
Brook, Angela Glynne. 6,944 ft- U. 
Reg. No. Br. /R.5541. "Kine," June 3, 
1948. Rel. May 10, 1948. 

RUBBER RACKETEERS. 

Monarch (Aug. 10). — Ricardo Cortez, Bill 
Henry, Rochelle Hudson. 5,941 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.5937. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 
Rel. Nov. 22, 1948. 

SABOTEUR. 

Eros (April 14). — Priscilla Lane, Robert 
Cummings, Otto Kruger. 9,780 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.5291. " Kine," April 22, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

*SALOQN BAR. 

Equity British (Jan. 7). — Gordon Harker, 
Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns. 6,750 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br. /R. 3207. "Kine," Jan. 
15, 1948. Rel. Sept. 20, 1948. 

*SAN DEMETRIO, LONDON. 

ABFD (Feb. 9).— Walter Fitzgerald, Mervyn 
Johns, Frederick Piper. 9,480 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./Tr.6896. "Kine," Feb. 12, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

SEA HAWK, THE. 

Warner (Nov. 26). — Errol Flynn, Brenda 
Marshall, Flora Robson. 9,690 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.3294. " Kine," Dec. 4, 1947. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

"SECOND BEST BED. 

Ambassador (March 1). — Tom Walls, Jane 
Baxter, Veronica Rose. 6,696 ft. A. 
Reg. No. Br.15744. " Kine," March 4, 
1948. Rel. Oct. 4, 1948. 

SHADOW OF A DOUBT. 

Eros (June 29). — Teresa Wright, Joseph 
Cotten, Macdonald Carey. 9,715 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.6228. " Kine," July 8, 1948. 
Rel. June 7, 1948. 



"SHEEPDOG OF THE HILLS. 

Butcher's (Jan. 27). — David Farrar, 

Philip Friend, Helen Perry. 6,890 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E. 4553. "Kine," Jan. 29, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON. 

Eros (Feb. 12). — Basil Rathbone, Nigel 

Bruce, Marjorie Lord. 6,430 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.5968. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. Rel. 

Floating. 
SILENT WITNESS, THE. 

ABFD (Oct. 20).— Otto Kruger, Tina 

Thayer, Rick Vallin. 5,960 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F.6393. " Kine," Oct. 28, 1948. Rel. 

Not fixed. 
SILVER QUEEN. 

International (March 24).- — George Brent, 

Priscilla Lane. 7,274 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.6175. " Kine," April 1, 1948. Rel. Not 

fixed. 

SMALL TOWN BOY. 

Premier (April 15). — Stuart Erwin, Joyce 

Compton, Jed Prouty. 5,501 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.15388. " Kine," April 22, 1948. 

Rel. March 1, 1948. 
"SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND. 

Sherwood (Jan. 27). — Harry Korris, 

Frank Randle, Harry Kemble. 7,127 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 3369. "Kine," Feb. 

5, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
SON OF THE NAVY. 

Monarch (April 1). — James Dunn, Jean 

Parker, Martin Spellman. 6,443 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F.3126. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 

Rel. Sept. 6, 1948. 
SOUTH OF KARANGA. 

Eros (April 14). — Charles Bickford, James 

Craig, Luli Deste. 5,342 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F. 3538. " Kine," April 22, 1948. Rel. 

Floating. 
SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 20). — Dorothy McGuire, 

George Brent, Ethel Barrymore. 7,499 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.8933. " Kine," Jan. 22, 

1948. Rel. March 22, 1948. 
STAGECOACH. 

International (April 20). — Claire Trevor, 

John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell. 8,627 ft 

U. Reg. No. F.1598. " Kine," April 29, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
STAND-IN. 

International (May 25). — Leslie Howard, 

Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. 8,175 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.15450. " Kine," June 

3, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
fSTAR IS BORN, A. 

New Realm (March 3). — Janet Gaynor, 

Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou. 10,083 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F. 14792. " Kine," March 

11, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
START CHEERING. 

Grand National (March 11). — Jimmy 

Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perrv. 

6,750 ft. U. Reg. N0.F.16018. "Kine,"" 

March 18, 1948. Rel. Floating. 
SUDDEN MONEY. 

Paramount (March 2). — Charles Ruggles, 

Marjorie Rambeau, Charley Grapewin. 

5,516 ft. U. Reg. No. F.i658 v " Kine," 

March 4, 1948. Rel. April 19, 1948. 
SUN NEVER SETS, THE. 

Eros (Feb. 4). — Douglas Fairbanks, Jun., 

Basil Rathbone. 8,730 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.2051. " Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. Rel. 

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+SWEETHEARTS. 

M-G-M (March 4).— Jeannette MacDonald, 
Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan. 10,265 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.1178. " Kine," March 11, 
1948. Rel. March 22, 1948. 

♦TAWNY PIPIT. 

ABFD (Oct. 15).— Bernard Miles, Rosamund 
John, Niall MacGinnis. 7,990 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br.zTr.7277. "Kine," Oct. 21, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

THERE GOES MY HEART. 

Rekown (April 5). — Fredric March, Vir- 
ginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly. 7,694 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.1021. " Kine," April 8, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

♦THEY CAME TO A CITY. 

ABFD (Feb. 10).— -John Clements, Googie 
Withers, Renee Gadd. 6,992 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br./Dr.757o. "Kine," Feb. 12, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

♦THEY MET IN THE DARK. 

Eros (Sept. 6). — James Mason, Joyce 
Howard, Tom Walls. 9,365 ft. U. Reg. 
' No. Br. /Dr.6612. "Kine," Sept. 9, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

♦ITHIEF OF BAGDAD, THE. 

British Lion" (June 3). — Conrad Veidt, 
Sabu, June Duprez. 9,555 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br. /Tr.3861. "Kine," June 10, 1948. 
Rel. Not fixed. 

♦THINGS TO COME. 

British Lion (Feb. 17). — Raymond Massey, 
Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott. 
10,000 ft. U. Reg. No. Br.12721. "Kine," 
Feb. 19, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

♦THUNDER IN THE CITY. 

Stahl Pyramid (March n). — Edward G. 
Robinson, Ralph Richardson, Constance 
Collier. 7,050 ft. U. " Kine," March 18, 
1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM. 

Grand National (Dec. 9). — Rudy Vallee 
Ann Miller, Rosemary Lane. 6,294 ft. 
U. Reg. No. F.4639. " Kine," Dec. 11, 

1947. Rel. Floating. 

TO-DAY I HANG. 

Renown (Dec. 30). — W alter Woolf King, 
Mona Barrie. 6,110 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.5430. " Kine," Jan. 1, 1948. Rel. 
Floating. 

TOMBOY. 

Monarch (Nov. 3). — Marcia Mae Jones, 
Jackie Moran, Grant Withers. 6,274 ft- 
U. Reg. No. F.3332. " Kine," Nov. n, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 

TOO MANY WOMEN. 

Renown (April 7). — Neil Hamilton, June 
Lang. 5,949 ft. U. Reg. No. F.5528. 
" Kine," April 15, 1948. Rel. Floating. 

TOP MAN. 

Eros (April 13). — Donald O'Connor, 
Susanna Foster, Peggy Ryan. 7,432 ft. U. 
Reg. No. F.6815. " Kine," April 15, 1948. 
Rel. Floating. 

TOPPER. 

Exclusive (Jan. 28). — Constance Bennett, 
Cary Grant, Roland Young. 7,138 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F. 15069. " Kine," Feb. 5, 1948. 
Rel. March 15, 1948. 



TOWER OF LONDON. 

Eros (Sept. 8). — Basil Rathbone, Boris 
' Karloff, Barbara O'Neil. 8,100 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.2760. " Kine," Sept. 16, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦TUDOR ROSE. 

ABFD (June 25). — Cedric Hardwicke, 

Nova Pilbeam, John Mills. 7,077 ft. U 

Reg. No. Br. 13077. " Kine," July 1, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
TWO YANKS IN TRINIDAD. 

New Realm (Aug. 10). — Pat O'Brien, 

Brian Donlevy, Janet Blair. 6,949 ft- A.. 

Reg. No. F.5759. " Kine," Aug. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Floating. 
♦UNDER THE RED ROSE. 

ABFD (Oct. 19). — Conrad Veidt, Annabella, 

Raymond Massey. 7,398 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br.14977. " Kine," Oct. 21, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
tUP IN ARMS. 

RKO-Radio (Feb. 2).— Danny Kaye, 

Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews. 9,182 ft. 

U. Reg. No. F.7248. " Kine," Feb. 5, 

1948. Rel. April 12, 1948. 
UP IN THE AIR. 

Monarch (March 31). — Frankie Darro, 

Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland. 

5,494 ft. A. Reg. No. F.3600. " Kine," 

April 8, 1948. Rel. Aug. 23, 1948. 
♦WAY AHEAD, THE. 

ABFD (Feb. 20). — David Niven, Raymond 

Huntlev, Stanley Holloway. 10,378 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.7426. "Kine," Feb. 26, 

1948. Rel. May 10, 1948. 
*WE DIVE AT DAWN. 

ABFD (Feb. 13).— John Mills, Eric Portman, 

Reginald Purdell. 8,794 ft- C T . Reg. No. 

Br. /Tr.6332. " Kine," Feb. 19, 1948. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦WENT THE DAY WELL. 

ABFD (May 21).— Leslie Banks, Basil 

Sydney, Elizabeth Allan. 8,278 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br./Tr.s878. "Kine," May 27, 

1948. Rel. Floating. 
WEST POINT WIDOW. 

Paramount (April 1). — Anne Shirley, 

Richard Carlson, Richard Denning. 5,769 

ft. A. Reg. No. F.4531. " Kine," April 

8, 1948. Rel. Aug. 2, 1948. 
WUTHERING HEIGHTS. 

New Realm (Aug. 11). — Merle Oberon, 

Laurence Olivier, David Niven. 9,180 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F.1832. " Kine," Aug. 19, 

1948. Rel. Not fixed. 
YOUNG IN HEART, THE. 

New Realm (Dec. 4). — Janet Gaynor, 

Douglas Fairbanks, junr., Roland Young. 

8,243 ft. U. Reg. No. F.1119. " Kine," 

Dec. 11, 1947. Rel. Floating. 
YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK. 

Monarch (Dec. 16). — Frankie Darro, 

Mantan Moreland, Kay Sutton. 5,490 ft 

A. Reg. No. F.3925. " Kine," Dec. 25, 

1947. Rel. Floating. 
YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER. 

Columbia (Dec. 16). — Fred Astaire, Rita 

Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou. 8,750 ft. 

Reg. No. F.6059. " Kine," Dec. 25, 1947. 

Rel. Not fixed. 
♦YOU WILL REMEMBER. 

Grand National (March 9). — Robert 

Morley, Emlyn Williams, Tom E. Finglass. 

7,867 ft. U. Reg. No. Br.ZR.3650. 

" Kine," March 18, 1948. Rel. Not fixed. 



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and shorts trade shown from Dec, 1947, to Nov. 1948. 
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Ambassador. 

Features. 
Greed of William Hart. 
It's a Great Game. 



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Reissues. 
Feb. 24. Hearts of Humanity. 
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A.B.F.D. 

Features. 
Dec. 11. Lightening Strikes West. 
Feb. 16. Leopard Men of Africa. 
May 19. Secrets of the North. 
June 24. It Happened in Soho. 

Reissues. 
Dec. 10. Blithe Spirit. 

12. The Big Blockade. 
The Ghost Train. 
Millions Like Us. 
International Lady. 
San Demetrio — London. 
They Came to a City. 
Brief Encounter. 
We Dive at Dawn. 
The Way Ahead. 
The Lady Vanishes. 
Went the Day Well. 
Gasbags. 

The Rake's Progress. 
„ 22. Don't Take it to Heart. 
,, 23. Good Morning Boys. 
,, 26. Tudor Rose. 
July 27. Baby Face Morgan. 

28. City of Silent Men. 
Oct. 15. Tawny Pipit. 
„ 18. A Night for Crime. 
,, 19. Under the Red Robe. 
,, 20. The Silent Witness. 
,, 21. Proud Valley. 
,, 22. The Impassive Footman. 

Shorts. 
Bushland Revels. 
Dover Road. 
Story of the Trout. 
Horse and Country. 
Tropical Gardens. 
„ 18. Tight Lines. 
,, 19. Glimpses of South Australia. 
Feb. 9. The Ants. 

10. The Butterflies. 
,, 12. The Chrystals. 
,, 13. Aussieoddities. 
,, 16. The Cumberland Story. 



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19. 
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,, 10. 

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,, 20. 
May 20. 

„ 21. 
June 11. 

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Dec. 10. 

„ 11. 

„ 11. 

„ 12. 

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Feb. 20. Nature Unspoiled. 

May 19. A Million and One. 

20. A String of Beads. 

21. Montreal by Night. 

21. Golden Fleece. 

22. Science Goes Fishing. 

23. Sunny South West. 

24. Mexico Today. 

25. Canada World Trader. 
Oct. 18. Steps of the Ballet. 

20. Thrilling Emotion. 

2 1 . Jersey in Wintertime. 
„ 22. Furnival and Son. 

Arrow Film Distributors. 

Features. 
March Life's a Gambol. 
„ Mate o' Mine. 

Shorts. 

Feb. Christmas under the Sun. 

„ Honey Blossom Trail. 

,, The Bushman Goes Home. 

March Chimps are'nt Chumps. 
Sept. Snowland Sports. 

„ Whither Japan ? 

British Australasian. 

Reissues. 
Pride of the Turf. 
Cat's Claw Mystery. 
Cinderella Swings It. 
Blonde Menace. 
Hidden Crime. v 
Main Street Scandal. 

Br. Foundation. 

Features. 
Mar. 17. Lady Desires. 

,, 23. The Hours Between. 
,, 25. Then there were Two. 
,, 25. Lorelei. 

Shorts. 
Mar. 17. Appenzell. 
„ 23. On the Dot. 
,, 17. Land of the Burma Road. 
,, 23. Weakest Link. 
,, 23. Dead Level. 
,, 25. Beware of the Dog. 
„ 25. Spinning Along. 

British Lion. 

Features. 
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Jan. 14. Shoe Shine. 

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Death Valley Outlaws. 


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Quai des Orfevres. 


Mar. 


19. 


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11. 


Night Beat. 


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30. 


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12. 


Call of the Blood. 


April 


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Mar. 


.2- 


Anna Karenina. 


May 


11. 


April 


2. 


Spring in Park Lane. 


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Nov. 


28. 


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2.. 


Wyoming. 


2. 




6. 


Blackmail. 






„ 


15- 


Le Corbeau. 






June 
,, 


2. 


The Flame. 






3- 


The Fabulous Texan. 






„ 


4- 


The Inside Story. 


Mar. 


24- 




7- 
8. 


The Pretender, 




25- 




Exposed. 


April 


8. 




9- 


Twilight on the Rio Grande. 


» 


13- 


„ 

Aug! 


11. 


House of Darkness. 


>> 


13- 


16. 


Campus Honeymoon. 


May 


10. 


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i7- 


Old Los Angeles. 


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11. 


„ 


18. 


The Main Street Kid. 


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11. 




19. 


Madonna of the Desert. 




12. 


„ 


20. 


Driftwood. 


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23- 


Slippy McGee. 


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June 


14. 




24. 


On the old Spanish Trail. 


17- 




25. 


Lightnin' in the Forest. 


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18. 




19. 


The Fallen Idol. 


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29. 




31- 


The Winslow Boy. 




29. 


Oct. 


13- 


Heart of Virginia. 


>> 


30- 


,, 


19. 


The Gallant Legion. 


» 

July 


30. 


,, 


20. 


Robin Hood of Texas. 




,, 


21. 


Secret Service Investigator. 


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12. 


" 


22. 


Train to Alcatraz. 


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12. 


Nov. 


26. 


Moonrise. 


>> 


13- 


9- 


The Small Voice. 








23- 


Bonnie Prince Charlie. 
Reissues. 


,, 


13. 
14. 


Jan. 


22. 


The Four Feathers. 




14. 


Feb. 


17- 


Things to Come. 




15- 




18. 


The Man Who Could Work Miracles. 


>> 


15. 




19. 


In Which We Serve. 


» 


16. 


,, 

May 


20. 


Lady Hamilton. 




19. 


?3. 


The Drum. 




19. 


June 


3- 


The Thief of Bagdad. 


Aug. 


20. 


Shorts. 


19. 


Dec. 


16. 


What Fire Can Make. 




20.. 


Jan. 


29. 


The World is Rich. 


Nov. 


23- 


Feb. 


17- 


Britain's Sure Shield. 


5- 


May 


17- 


The Private Life of the Gannets. 




10. 


13. 


Fox Hunt. 






June 


3- 


Inns of Court. 


Mar. 




July 


30. 


Thrills of the Olympic Games 
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24. 

25- 



Jan. 16. 

Mar. 24. 

„ 28. 

„ 30. 

April 23. 

June 15. 

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Oct. 19. 

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Feb. 20. 



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Features. 
Springtime in Birdland. 
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Rise and Shiner. 
For Old Times Sake. 
Merry-Go-Round. 
The Clouded Crvstal. 
The Fighting Spirit. 
Calling Paul Temple. 
The Monkey's Paw. 
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Reissues. 
Night Comes Too Soon. 
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For You Alone. 

The Girl Who Forgot. 

Music Hall Parade. 

Home Sweet Home. 

Rose of Tralee. 

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Features. 
The First Gentleman. 
Lady from Shanghai. 
I Love Trouble. 
The Fatal Night. 
Ambushed. 

To the Ends of the Earth. 
Relentless. 
The Pay Off. 
The Sign of the Ram. 
It Had to be You. 
The Mating of Millie. 
Woman from Tangier. 
Night Club Girl. 
Devil Ship. 
Above all Laws. 
Lone Wolf in London. 
The Doctor's Gamble. 
Return of the Whistler. 
My Dog Rusty. 
The Wreck of the Hesperus. 
The Man from Colorado (Techni- 
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Lulu Belle. 
Port Said. 

The Prince of Thieves (Cinecolor). 

The Black Arrow Strikes. 

When a Girl's Beautiful. 

Best Man Wins. 

Trapped by Boston Blackie. 

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back. 

Blondie's Anniversary. 

Manhattan Angel. 

Blondie's Reward. 

I Surrender Dear. 

Slightly French. 

Fury. 

Shorts. 
Cockatoo for Two. 
Tale in a Teacup. 
And so to Work. 
Street that never Sleeps. 
Deep is the Valley. 
Mr. Moocher. 
When Day is Done. 
Eight Ball Andy. 
Screen Snapshots No. 164. 
Sing a Song of Six Pants. 
Sky Demons. 
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„ i. Two Nuts in a Rut. 

„ i. Screen Snapshots No. 160. 

,, i. Pardon my Clutch. 

„ i. Radio Romeo. 

„ i. Screen Snapshots No. 161. 

,, 2. I'm a Monkey's Uncle. 

„ 2. Navy Crew Champions. 

„ 2. Brideless Groom. 

„ 2. Screen Snapshots No. 162. 

,, 2. Jitter Bughouse. 

„ 2. Aren't We All. 

„ 2. Heavenly Daze. 

„ 2. All Gummed Up. 

„ 2. Yolley-Oop. 

„ 2. Should Husbands Marry. 

„ 2. Screen Snapshots No. 163. 

„ 2. Crabbin' in the Cabin. 

„ 2. Net Marvels. 

„ 2. Shivering Sherlocks. 

„ 22. Community Sing No. no 
112. 

„ 22. Thrills of Music No. 9 ; 1 

,, 22. Community Sing No. 113 
: ; 115. 

• „ 22. Thrills of Music No. 12 ; 1 

Sept. 22. Flaming Tepees. 

„ 22. The Jail Delivery. 

Oct. 18. Community Sing No. 117. 

„ 18. Crime on their Hands. 

„ 18. Champions in the Making. 

„ 18. Billie Gets Her Man. 

„ 18. Thrills of Music No. 15. 

,, 18. Go Chase Yourself. 

,, 19. Community Sing No. 118. 

• „ 19. The Ghost Talks. 

„ - 19. Aqua Zanies. 

„ 19. Flat Feat. 

„ 19. Screen Snapshots No. 165. 

,, 19. Mummy's Dummies. 

Nov. 5. Flora. 



Eros. 

Reissues. 

Feb. 3. Little Tough Guys in Society. 

„ 3. Cottage to Let. 

„ 4. Argentine Nights. 

,, 4. Sun Never Sets. 

„ 5. Dracula's Daughter. 

,, 5. Ghost of Frankenstein. 

,, 10. Flame of New Orleans. 

„ 10. One Night in the Tropics. 

„ 11. I Stole a Million. 

,, 11. Back Street. 

„ 12. Sherlock Holmes in Washington. 

„ 12. I'll be your Sweetheart. 

„ 17. Model Wife. 

April 8. Pittsburgh. 

8. Fanny by Gaslight. 

„ 13. Top Man. 

„ 13. Gentle Sex. 

„ 14. South to Karanga. 

,, 14. Saboteur. 

,, 20. North to the Klondike. 

,, 20. Black Cat. 

„ 21. Crazy House. 

„ 21. Invisible Agent. 

June 10. Keep 'Em Slugging. 

„ 10. Pardon my Sarong. 

,, 11. Badlands of Dakota. 

„ 29. Shadow of a Doubt. 

Sept. 6. They Met in the Dark. 

7. Hold that Ghost. 

,, 7. A Canterbury Tale. 

8. The Demi-Paradise. 
,, 8. Tower of London. 

9. If I Had My Way. 
,, 9. Rookies. 

„ 10. My Man Godfrey. 



Shorts. 

Sept. 7. Stephane Grappelly and his Quintet. 
,, 9. Eugene Pini and his Orchestra. 

Exclusive. 

Features. 



Jan. 


28. 


River Patrol. 


Feb. 


2. 


Who Killed Van Loon ? 


» 


2. 


Bush Pilot. 


Mar. 


3- 


Dick Barton — Special Agent. 




30. 


End of the Bridge. 


» 


30. 


What the Stars Foretell. 




30. 


Material Evidence. 


April 


7. 


Highland Story. 


June 


22. 


Dragnet. 




23- 


Hat Box Mystery. 


" 


23. 


Killer Dill. 


J uly 


28. 


l ne uarK K.oau. 






Reissues. 


Jan. 


28. 


Topper. 


May 


25- 


I Demand Payment. 


j> 


26. 


Behind the Door. 


»> 


26. 


Hellship Morgan. 


June 


30. 


The Man they could not Hang. 


July 


I. 


Kelly the Second. 


Oct. 


22. 


Merrily We Live. 






Short. 


Mar. 


SO- 


Eyes for the Blind. 






Famous Films. 






Feature. 


Mar. 


IL 


Through East Anglia. 






Short. 


Mar. 


II. 


East Coast Collier. 






Film Traders. 






Features. 


Dec. 


12. 


Le Voile Bleu. 




19- 


Monsieur Alibi. 


Tan. 


29. 


Lucia di Lammermoor. 


Feb. 


6. 


Ange de la Nuit. 


Mar. 


16. 


Enrico IV. 



June 

July 
Aug. 

Oct. 

June 
Oct. 



Dec 
Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 
April 



May 



June 



L'Homme au Chapeau Rond. 
Murderers are Amongst Us (The). 
Ferme du Pendu (La). 
Road to Heaven. 
Un Revenant. 
Paisa. 

Shorts. 
The Storming of Mount Uzhba, 
Tapisserie d'Art. 

General Film Distributors. 

Features. 
The Mark of Cain. 
Easy Money. 
Vice Versa. 
Blanche Fury. 
Death in the Hand. 
Against the Wind. 
The Scarlet Horseman (Serial) 
Corridor of Mirrors. 
Miranda. 
Broken Journey. 
One Night with You. 
My Sister and I. 
Good Time Girl. 
Penny and the Pownall Case. 
The Mvsterious Mr. M. (Serial). 
A Double Life. 
Daybreak. 
The Calendar. 
A Song for Tomorrow, 
Hamlet. 

Trouble in the Air. 
The Wistful Widow. 
Oliver Twist. 
The Naked City. 
All My Sons,.. 



Renters' Offers of 1948. 



45 



» 29. 

Aug. 17. 

„ 3i- 

Sept. 3. 



July 1. The Exile. 

„ 2. A Woman's Vengeance. 
„ 6. Are You with It ? 

7. T Men. 

„ 8. My Brother's Keeper. 
„ 14. Love from a Stranger. 

15. Out of the Blue. 
„ 20. The Red Shoes. 
„ 21. The Adventures of Casanova. 
22. Ride the Pink Horse. 
London belongs to Me. 
Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill. 
Colonel Bogey. 
3. XlVth Olympiad— The Glory of 
Sport. 

8. Saraband for Dead Lovers. 

9. The Blind Goddess. 

17. To the Public Danger. 

2 1 . The Weaker Sex. 

22. Esther Waters. 

23. The Spiritualist. 

24. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell 
(Serial). 

28. The Noose Hangs High. 

29. Clancy of the Mounted (Serial). 
6. Sleeping Car to Trieste. 
8. Fly away Peter. 

12. Love in Waiting. 

13. Woman Hater. 

19. Secret beyond the Door. 

20. River Lady. 

26. Quartet. 

27. Ruthless. 

28. An Act of Murder. 
Nov. 1. A Piece of Cake. 

3. Up in Central Park. 
5. Canon City. 
8. Larceny. 
12. It's Hard to be Good. 

18. Here come the Huggetts. 

25. Another Shore. 

26. Gordon of Ghost City (Serial). 

29. Tap Roots. 

30. The Fool and the Princess. 

Second Feature. 
Mar. 5. The King's Navy. 

„ 23. Under the Frozen Falls. 
„ 25. Olympic Preview. 

Queens of the Seas. 
The Roval Wedding Present^ 
The Last Load. 
Warden of the Wild. 

Shorts. 

Feb. 17. The British — Are they Artistic ? 

This Modern Age No. 16. 

Mar. 2. Bound for the Rio Grande. 

,, 2. Our Club Magazine No. 29. 

„ 2. Our Club Magazine No. 30. 

„ 2. Under the Hedge. 

„ 2. All about Sawflies. 

„ 2. Our Club Magazine No. 31. 

„ 2. Oh No John. 

„ 2. Under the Rocks. 

„ 2. Fishy Looks. 

„ 2. Story of a Butterfly. 

,, 10. Ceylon — The New Dominion. This 
Modern Age No. 17. 

„ 23. Avalanche Patrol. 

April 2. A.B.C. of the Orchestra. 

2. The School. 

„ 2. A Day's Work. 

„ 2. The Man in Green. 

,, 2. Message from Alberta. 

,, 16. The Future of Scotland. This 
Modern Age No. 18. 

„ 21. Pen Pictures from Rhodesia. 

„ 21. Our Club Magazine No. 32. 

„ 21. Our Club Magazine No. 33. 



„ 25. 

May 12. 

„ 25. 

July 23. 



May 12. 

„ 2*1. 

June 9. 

July 16. 



27- 
27. 

27. 
27- 
27. 
27. 
27. 
27. 
27. 
Sept. . 14. 
14- 
14. 
14. 
14. 
17. 
17. 
23- 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Jan. 12. 

Sept. 9. 

„ 30. 

Nov. 30. 



The Hunters. 

Challenge in Nigeria. This Modern 

Modern Age No. 19. 
Fighting Fish. 

Fate of an Empire. This Modern 

Age No. 20. 
Shadow of the Ruhr. This Modern 

Age No. 21. 
Alvino Rev and his Orchestra. 
Tex Williams and his Western 

Caravan. 
Answer Man No. 7. 
Kernals of Korn. 
Brooklyn, U.S.A. 
Tony Pastor and his Orchestra. 
Answer Man No. 8. 
Manhattan Memories. 
Play and Plenty. 
Snow Capers. 
Western Whoopee. 
Fight of the Wild Stallions. 
Reckless Driver. 
Coo coo Bird. 
Tropical Harmony. 
Solid Ivory. 

The Lion (David Hand " Anima- 

land " Series). 
Tale of a Trawler. 
Our Club Magazine No. 37. 
Sports and Seasons. 
The Policeman. 

Woodv Herman and His Orchestra. 
WeU Oiled. 
Singing the Blues. 
Answer Man No. 10. 
Whatta Built. 

Carlos Molina and His Orchestra. 

Smoked Hams. 

Spotlight Serenade. 

Answer Man No. 9. 

Brooklyn makes Capital. 

Women in Our Time. This Modern 

Age No. 22. 
The Thames (David Hand " Musical 

Paintbox " Series). 
Red Ingle and His Natural Seven. 
River Melodies. 
Answer Man No. 12. 
Chimp Aviator. 
That Day of Rest. 
Gene Krupa and Drummer Man. 
Lamp Post Favourites. 
Answer Man No. 13. 
Paris on the Plato. 
Up the Garden Path. 
The Cuckoo (David Hand "Anima- 

land " Series). 
The House Cat (David Hand 

" Animaland " Series). 
Lancashire's time for Adventure. 

This Modern Age No. 23. 
Guess What No. 10. 
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra.' 
Copa Carnival. 
A Lamb for Mary. 
Basuto Boy. 

Our Club Magazine No. 38. 
Our Club Magazine No. 39. 
Uncle Bill at the Zoo, Nos., 1, 2 
and 3. 

Grand National. 

Features. 
The Flamingo Affair. 
Carol Levis Discoveries. 
Date With a Dream. 
Escape from Broadmoor. 



46 



The Kinematograph Year Book. 




Reissues. 

Jan. 5. Prison Breaker. 

,, 6. Good Girls Go to Paris. 

Mar. 9. Counterfeit. 

„ 9. You Will Remember. 

10. The Face Behind the Mask. 

10. The Doctor Takes a Wife. 

,, 11. Adventure in Sahara. 

,, 11. Start Cheering. 

,, 12. The Green Cockatoo. 

,, 12. Dinner at the Ritz. 

Sept. 27. Glamour for Sale. 

„ 27. I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island. 

„ 28. My Son is a Criminal. 

„ 28. The Day Will Dawn. 

„ 29. The Boogie Man Will Get You. 

„ 30. Carnival Nights. 

Oct. 1. I Killed the Count. 

,, 1. Ladies in Retirement. 

„ 6. Counsel for Crime. 

6. Major Barbara. 

Dec. 1. The Voice Within. 

International Film Renters. 

Features. 
Mar. 30. Robin Hood from California. 
„ 30. Secret Valley. 
„ 30. Western Gold. 
Oct. 29. It's No Tale. 

Reissues. 

Feb. 17. The Mutiny on the Elsinore. 
Mar. 20. Foreign Correspondent. 

„ 23. History is Made at Night. 

„ 24. Silver Queen. 
May 25. Stand-in. 

Kinograph Distributors. 

Shorts. 

Mar 30. Land's End to John O' Groats. 
„ 30. Getting away from It. 
,, 30. Memories in Melody No. 1. 
,, 30. Memories in Melodv No. 2. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

Features. 
May 12. The Bride Goes Wild. 
„ 13. High Wall. 
„ 19. Body and Soul. 
,, 20. Green Dolphin Street. 
„ 26. The Unfinished Dance. 
June 30. The Pirate. 
July 1. If Winter Comes. 
7. The Big City. 
,, 8. Homecoming. 

14. The Birds and the Bees. 
,, 15. Killer McCoy. 
,, 21. Desire Me. 
„ 22. Alias a Gentleman. 

23. The World and His Wife. 
,, 28. This Time for Keeps. 
„ 28. Summer Holiday. 
Aug. 4. Cass Timberlane. 
Sept. 15. Good News. 

10th Avenue Angel. 
Polly Fulton. 
So This is New York. 
Arch of Triumph. 
Julia Misbehaves. 
Easter Parade. 
Master of Lassie. 
My Hero ! 

A Date With Judy. 
On An Island With You. 
Luxury Liner. 

Reissues. 
Dec. 17. Rio Rita. 

„ ^18. The Big Store. 
Jan. 7. Mrs. Miniver. 

14. Murder in Thornton Square. 



Nov, 



17. 



Feb. 4. Broadway Melody. 

„ 11. Nothing But Trouble. 

Mar. 3. Pride and Prejudice. 

4. Sweethearts. 

10. Boom Town. 

11. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. 

24. Northwest Passage. 
31. Philadelphia Story. 

Shorts. 

Jan. 28. All the King's Men. 

,, 28. May We Introduce No. 1. 

,, 28. Five Towns. 

Feb. 5. Top Liner. 

„ 5. May We Introduce No. 2. 

5. May We Introduce No. 3. 
„ 5. French Farm. 

„ 11. The Centre. 

Mar. 11. Heavenly Music. 

18. Voices of Malaya. 

,, 18. Nelson's Heritage. 

18. Up and Down. 

„ 18. Caught in a Net. 

,, 18. Week-end on Wheels. 

18. This Other Population. 

May 27. Goodbye Miss Turlock. 

,, 27. Glimpses of New Scotland. 

27. It Can't Be Done. 

,, 27. Martin Black's Musical Merry-Go- 

Round (Karen Wynn). 

„ 27. The Bear and the Bean. 

,, 27. Australian Diary Nos. 9, 10 & 15. 

July 2. Australian Diary No. 11. 

,, 2. What Price Fleedom ? 

„ 2. Easy Life. 

„ 2. Kitty Foiled. 

„ 2. I Love my Mother-in-Law But — 

,, 2. Going to Blazes. 

,, 2. Miracle in a Cornfield. 

„ 2. Visiting Virginia. 

„ 2. Uninvited Pest. 

July 16. Australian Diary No. 12. 

16. Cape Breton Island. 

16. Bowling Tricks. 

16. My Old Town. 

,, 16. A Mouse in the House. 

16. The Engulfed Cathedral. 

,, 16. Surfboard Rhythm. 

,, 16. Little Tinker. 

,, 16. Australian Diary No. 14. 

„ 16. King-Size Canary. 

„ 16. Australian Diary No. 13. 

„ 16. Cradle of a Nation. 

„ 16. What Do You Know ? 

,, 16. Have You Ever Wondered ? 

,, 16. The Invisible House. 

16. The Enchanted Lake. 

,, 16. Slap-Happy Lion. 

„ 16. You Can't Win. 

,, 16. Martin Black's Musical Merry-Go- 

Round (Tex Beneke). 

,, 16. Souvenirs of Death. 

Aug. 25. The Bear and the Hare. 

„ 25. Fingal's Cave. 

25. Just Suppose. 

„ 25. Martin Black's Musical Merry-Go- 

Round (Ray Noble). 

„ 25. Chicago the Beautiful. 

25. The Trace Hurts. 

,, 25. Moving Millions. 

„ 25. Martin Black's Musical Merry-Go- 
Round (Les Brown, V. O'Brien). 

Sept. 28. Ulster. 

28. Australian Diary Nos. 16 & 17. 
„ 28. In the South Seas. 

28. Half Pint Pygmy. 

Nov. 25. Martin Black's Musical Merry Go- 
Round, Nos. 16 & 17. 

„ 25. The Fabulous Fraud. 



Renters' Offers of 1948. 



47 



Nov. 25. 
» 25. 

25. 
„ 25. 



June 16. 

„ 17. 
July 7. 
7- 

Dec. 23. 
Oct. 22. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



Mar. 



April 
Aug. 



May 
Aug. 



Mar. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Mar. 17. 



3- 

„ 18. 
July 19. 



W hy Is It ? 
Lucky Ducky. 
Moonlight. 
Now You See It. 

Monarch. 

Features. 
A Gunman has escaped. 
My Hands are Clay. 
Down Missouri Way. 
Adventure Unlimited. 
Comin' Thro' the Rye. 

Reissues. 
Her First Romance. 
Mystery of Wentworth Castle. 
Klondike Fury. 
Drums of the Desert. 
Sign of the Wolf. 
Roar of the Press. 
I Killed that Man. 
The Ape. 

Road to Happiness. 
You're Out of Luck. 
Phantom of Chinatown. 
Law of the Jungle. 
Borrowed Hero. 
Moon and Sixpence. 
Gentleman from Dixie. 
Farewell to Fame. 
Up in the Air. 
Murder by Invitation. 
Man from Headquarters. 
Son of the Navy. 
One Thrilling Night. 
Redhead. 

Man with Two Lives. 
King of the Zombies. 
Father Steps Out. 
Rubber Racketeers. 
Blake Murder Mystery. 
The Last Alarm. 
Tomboy^ 
Convicts Code. 
My Old Kentucky Home. 

New Realm. 

Features. 
One Magical Night. 
Illusion. 
Bali Adventure. 
The Upstart Crow. 
The Gods can Laugh. 
Today and Everyday .- 
Elizabeth Takes a Holiday. 
All in a Day's W^ork. 

Reissues. 
Nothing Sacred. 
Great White Trail. 
Dancing Pirate. 
A Star is Born. 
Illusion. 
Hurricane. 
I Promise to Pay. 
Island of Doomed Men. 
Lone Wolf Returns. 
Escape to Glory. 
I am the Law. 
Only Angels have Wings. 
Little Foxes. 
Two Yanks in Trinidad. 
Wuthering Heights. 
Meet Nero Wolf. 
Melody of Youth. 
Pride of the Yankees. 
And so they were Married. 
Girl's School. 



Feb. 25. Unconquered. 

Mar. 3. So Evil My Love. 

May 4. The Emperor Waltz. 

June 16. Hazard. 

,, 30. Beyond Glory. 

July 7. Night has a Thousand Eyes. 

„ 8. A Foreign Affair. 

„ 9. My Own True Love. 

„ 12. The " Sainted " Sisters. 

„ 13. Sealed Verdict. 

„ 15. Caged Fury. 

„ 16. Dream Girl. 

„ 21. Shaggy. 

Aug. 24. The Paleface. 

Sept. 15. Waterfront at Midnight. 

,, 17. Big Town Scandal. 

„ 22. Silver City. 

„ 24. Sorry, Wrong Number. 

Reissues. 



Feb. 




Night Work. 


Mar. 




Sudden Money. 




23- 


The Glass Key. 




3i- 


The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 


April 


1. 


W r est Point Widow. 


Sept. 


29. 


French Without Tears. 


Oct. 


28. 


Boy Trouble. 


Nov. 


16. 


Illegal Traffic. 






Shorts. 


Dec. 


10. 


Golden Slippers. 


Jan. 


23- 


Champagne for Two. 


Feb. 


12. 


Lugano and Locarno. 


Mar. 


12. 


Lake Como. 




12. 


Naughty Nanette. 




12. 


Sweet and Low. 


Sept. 


15- 


Unusual Occupations. 


Nov. 


16. 


Smooth Sailing. 



Pathe. 

Features. 



Paramount. 

Features. 
Dec. 10. The Big Clock. 
Jan. 23. Daughter of Darkness. 



Dec. 


9- 


Stepchild. 




12. 


Hard Boiled Mahoney. 




19. 


High Tide. 


Jan. 


23- 


Trigger Fingers. 


Feb. 


5- 


My Brother Jonathan 




i7- 


Three W r eird Sisters. 


April 


5- 


Wild West. 




5- 


Philo Vance's Gamble 




6. 


The Guilty. 




6. 


Sarge Goes to College. 




7- 


Untamed Fury. 




7- 
8. 


The Big Fix. 
News Hounds. 




9- 


Drifting Along. 


May 


16. 


The Roosevelt Story. 


18. 


Counterblast. 


25- 


Bond Street. 




3i. 


Trinity House. 


June 


1. 


Uneasy Terms. 




1. 


Fall Guy. 




2. 


Philo Vance's Secret Mission. 




3- 


Killer at Large. 




3- 


Too Many Winners. 




4- 


Violence. 




4- 


Black Gold. 




7- 

8. 


Trailing Danger. 
Kilroy was Here. 




29. 


Jinx Money. 


July 


26. 


The Gangster. 




27. 


Philo Vance Returns. 




28. 


Gas House Kids Go West. 




29. 


Joe Palooka in the Knockout. 




30. 


Smart Woman. 




30. 


Land of the Lawless. 


Aug. 


4- 


Bury Me Dead. 




12. 


Noose. 


Sept. 


16. 


No Room at the Inn. 


21. 


Joe Palooka Fighting Mad. 




22. 


Heading for Heaven. 



48 



The Kinematograph Year Book. 



Sept. 22. 

,, 21. 

» 23. 

„ 24. 

„ 27. 

„ 29. 

Oct. 29. 

Nov. 1. 



April 30. 
May 4. 

Jan. 21. 



Feb. 



April 



Aug. 
Oct. 



30. 
27. 
„ 29. 
Nov. 11. 



Dec. 



Jan. 1. 

Feb. 6. 

Mar. 16. 

» 23. 

April 7- 

„ 26. 

June 18. 

July 15. 
„ 20. 

(Provinces) 



Aug. 
Sept. 

Oct. 

Jan. 

Feb. 
.April 



27. 
29. 

3- 
12. 
19. 

3- 
7- 
*3- 
14. 

5- 
11. 



20. 
30. 



Linda be Good. 

Bowery Buckaroos. 

Railroaded. 

The Cobra Strikes. 

Silver Rang e. 

Rocky. 

The Guinea Pig 
Panhandle. 
The Hunted. 
Assigned to Danger. 
Song of My Heart. 
Louisiana. 
Close Up. 
Open Secret. 
Chinese Ring. 
Smart Politics. 

Gas House Kids in Hollywood. 
Perilous Waters. 
Raiders of the South. 

Reissues. 
Love on the Dole. 
The Agitator. 

Shorts. 
Count on Me. 
The Natural Thing. 
The Right People. 
Pathe Pictorials 183 ; 184 ; 185. 
Marrakech. 
Picture People. 
Rhythm of a City. 
Pathe Pictorials 197 ; 196 ; 198. 
Pathe Pictorials 209 ; 210 ; 211. 
Pathe Pictorials 222 ; 223 ; 224. 
The Old Manor House. 
Fun Fair. 

RKO-Radio. 

Features. 
Build My Gallows High. 
Indian Summer. 
Crossfire. 

Fun and Fancy Free. 
The Fugitive. 
Woman on the Beach. 
Snowbound. 
Deadline at Dawn. 
Iron Major. 
Fort Apache. 
I Remember Mama. 
The Bishop's Wife. 

Lady of Deceit. 
If You Knew Susie. 
West of the Pecos. 
Le Silence est D'or. 
Berlin Express. 
Mystery in Mexico. 
Night Song. 
Miracle of the Bells. 
Nevada. 

Thunder Mountain. 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. 

Bodyguard. 

Reissues. 
Annabel takes a Tour. 
Spiral Staircase. 
The Navy Steps Out. 
Up in Arms. 
Bambi. 

Beauty for the Asking. 



Shorts. 



Dec. 


5- 


Things Great and Small. 


Jan. 


23- 


Hired Husband. 


Mar. 


25- 


On the Roofs of London. 


„ 


25. 


Swiss Vista. 


» 


25. 


Land of Legend. 


April 


I. 


In Room 303. 




I. 


West Point Winners. 


,, 


7. 


Wall Street Blues. 




26. 


Do or Diet. 


June 


17- 


Social Terrors. 


July 


9- 


Mickey Down Under. 


» 


29. 


Borrowed Blonde. 


» 


29. 


Drip Dippy Donald. 


Aug. 


6. 


Court Craft. 




12. 


The Big Wash. 


» 


19. 


My Pal. 


» 


27- 


Mind over Mouse. 


Sept. 


2. 


Bootle Beetle. 


2. 


Mickey's Delayed Date. 


» 


2. 


Mail Dog. 




2. 


Brother Knows Best. 


» 


2. 


Heading for Trouble. 




2. 


Spook Speaks. 




x 3- 


Foul Hunting. 




14. 


They're Off. 


Oct. 


7- 


Wide Open Spaces. 




11. 


How to Clean House. 


" 


11. 


Let's Make Rhythm. 




11. 


Switzerland Todav. 


Nov. 


19. 


Host to a Ghost. 






Sherwood. 






Features. 


Mar. 


23- 


Girl from Scotland Yard. 




3i. 


It Happens at Night. 






Reissue. 


Jan. 


27. 


Somewhere in England. 



Stirling. 

Features. 
Jan. 2. The Way to a Man's Heart. 

Mar. 30. Another World. 

„ 31. A Lover and His Lass. 

„ 31. Fight to a Finish. 

31. Riding Thro' the Ridings. 



20th Century-Fox. 

Features. 



Dec. 


3- 


Tobacco Road. 


Jan. 


27. 


This Was a Woman. 


Mar. 


23- 


Escape. 


May 


11. 


Gentleman's Agreement. 


12. 


Sitting Prettv. 




13- 


Call Northside 777- 




14- 


The Foxes of Harrow. 


June 


24. 


Arthur Takes Over. 


29. 


Nightmare Alley. 


July 


1. 


Fury at Furnace Creek. 


2. 


Daisy Kenyon. 




6. 


The Iron Curtain. 




7. 


Forever Amber. 




8. 


Kiss of Death. 




9- 


You Were Meant For Me. 




29. 


The Dangerous Years. 




30. 


The Invisible Wall. 


Aug. 


23- 


13 Lead Soldiers. 



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49 



Aug. 24. The Challenge. 
„ 25. Summer Lightning. 

(Formerly " Scudda Hoo ! Scudda 
Hay ! ") 



Sept. 


9- 


Fighting Back. 




22. 


Mother Wore Tights. 


„ 


23. 


The Walls of Jericho. 


» 


28. 


The Street With No Name. 




29. 


Deep Waters. 


Nov. 


16. 


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vjrccn vjitelss 01 v> yomin^. 




17. 


The Luck of the Irish. 




29. 


Night Wind. 




29. 


The Checkered Coat. 


„ 


30. 


Road House. 






„ 

xvEISSUES. 


Dec. 


18 


■Rn-pCol^ "Rill 
-DUncUO DHL. 


Jan. 


20. 


A Girl Must Live. 


Feb. 


24- 


Dark Journey. 


Aug. 


3- 


Night Train to Munich. 




Girl in the News. 






Shorts. 


Feb. 


19- 


Spotlight on Air. 




19- 


Spotlight Under Water. 




19- 


School Days. 




19. 


Blue Waters. 




19. 


Movie Memories. 


June 


29. 


Wings of the Wind. 



April 


14. 


Cheyenne. 




15. 


Deep Valley. 


» 


16. 


The Beast With Five Fingers. 


May 


25. 


My Girl Tisa. 




26. 


The Unsuspected. 




27. 


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" 


28. 


xudJr n.dgen vjin. 


June 


3- 


Life With Father. 


jury 


1. 


1 he .Big Punch. 


" 


2. 


Silver River. 


Sept. 


7- 


The Voice of the Turtle. 


8. 


Treasure of Sierra Madre. 


» 


9- 


Johnny Belinda. 


" 


10. 


April Showers. 






Wallflower. 




15. 


Winter Meeting. 


" 


16. 


To the Victor. 


Nov. 


16. 


Rope. 






Reissues. 


Jan. 


27. 


Each Dawn I Die. 


Feb. 


4- 


Cry Wolf. 


Mar. 


4- 


Arsenic and Old Lace. 




5- 


City for Conquest. 


April 


21. 


The Man Who Came to Dinner. 



July 2. The Three R's Go Modern. 

„ 6. Harvest of the Sea. 

„ 9. Royalty of the Range. 

„ 15. Spotlight on Late Extra. 

„ 15. Olympic Class. 

,, 15. Horizons of To-morrow. 

,, 15. Fantasy of Siam. 

,, 15. Tanbark Champion. 

,, 28. Fashioned for Action. 

,, 28. Something Old, Something New. 

,, 28. Majesty of Yellowstone. 

,, 28. Dying to Live. 

,, 28. Everglades Adventure. 

„ 28. Style of the Stars. 



Feb. 
Mar. 



Aug. 


24. 


Spotlight on Fire. 




Sept. 


22. 


The Sky is Falling. 




Nov. 


16. 
17. 


Ski Slopes. 
Mexican Majesty. 




Jan. 


13. 


United Artists. 

Features. 
New Orleans. 


April 


Feb. 


26. 


Abie s Irish Rose. 




Aug. 


5- 
6. 
12. 


Sleep My Love. 

Intrigue. 

The Marauders. 


May 


Sept. 


10. 


On Our Merry Way. 




Oct. 


6. 


The Girl from Manhattan. 




Nov. 


5- 
19- 
24. 

26. 


The Dead Don't Dream. 
The Time of Your Life. 
Borrowed Trouble. 
Red River. 


Aug. 


Dec. 


7- 

23- 


William Comes to Town. 
The Connors Case. 




Dec. 


17. 


Short. 
Pepito's Serenade. 




Jan. 


7- 


Warner Bros. 

Features. 
The Unfaithful. 


Nov. 


Feb. 


19. 


Idol of Paris. 




Mar. 


3- 


Dark Passage. 





Shorts. 

Jan. 12. Lierre. 

12. Wedding Bells. 

,, 12. Fair Play. 

,, 12. Stan. Kenton and Orchestra. 

,, 12. Cavalcade of Archery. 

,, 12. What Do You Know, No. 5 ? 

„ 12. Spills for Thrills. 

,, 12. Musical Movieland. 

19. Our Cousins. 

3. American Sports Album 

4. Cats or Dogs. 

5. In Switzerland Again. 
5. One for the Book. 
5. Sophomore Swing. 

15. Glamour in Sports. 

15. Gruyeres. 

15. Forty Boys and a Song. 

15. Family Album. 

15. The Broadway Buckeroo. 

15. Cuba Calling. 

15. Falling Hare. 

14. Underwater Spear Fishing. 

15. Mexican Sportland. 

20. With Rod and Gun in Canada. 

19. Inki and The Minah Bird. 

17. Polo With the Stars. 

19. California Here We Are. 

19. Vaudeville Revue. 

19. Facing Your Danger. 

19. So You Want to Be a Salesman. 

19. A Boy and His Dog. 

10. You Ought to be in Pictures. 

10. Let's Go Fishing. 

10. So You Want to be a Gambler. 

10. Dogie Roundup. 

10. Zero Girl. 

10. Let's Sing a Stephen Foster Song. 

10. Battle of Champs. 

10. So You're Going to be a Father. 

9. Let's Sing a Song of the West. 

9. At the Stroke of Twelve. 

9. Arrow Magic. 

9. You're Next to Closing. 

9. So You Want an Apartment. 

9. Kingdom of the Wild. 



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Trade Statistics 

By RACHAEL LOW (British Film Academy) 



Kinemas 

In 1948 there were 4,706 kinemas 
in Great Britain, with approxi- 
mately one seat for every 1 people 
in the country. 

Some 2,000 are regarded as first-run 
houses. 

There are 30 news theatres with seat- 
ing capacity between 250 and 500 
each. 

Attendances 

Estimated total weekly attendance 
(in millions) for 7 selected years : 

1934 1936 1937 1939 

10 19 23 25 

Peak War 1945 1947 
Period 

31 30 28 



Revenue 

The official figures of total box office 
receipts were : — 

1945 £117,000,000 

1946 ^121,000,000 

1947 £108,000,000 

Out of some £30 million a year 
which exhibitors pay in rentals, 
producers receive about £12 
million. 

Average seat range — 6d. to 2s. 6d. 

Average seat price — Is. 9d. 

It is estimated that circuit revenues 
are approximately £ to - g of the 
total box-office revenues. 

About 25 per cent of the circuit box- 
office takings is earned in the 
London area. 

Remittances to U.S. in respect of 
U.S. film rentals : 

. 1946 £17,500,000 

1947 14,000,000 

1948... (estimated) 9,000,000 

Major Circuits 

Over 1,000 of the best kinemas are 
in 3 major circuits, while another 
1,000 are in smaller circuits. 



The chief circuits are : — 
Gaumont-British ... ) -, . 

Odeon j 560 ^ em ™ 

A.B.C 500 kinemas 

G-B and Odeon circuits came under 
the control of Circuits Management 
Assoc., Ltd., in 1948. 

Exhibitors' Quota 

1945- 6 ... 15% (1,149 defaults) 

1946- 7 ... 20% (1,328 defaults) 

1947- 8 ... 22% 

1948- 9 ... 45% 

Films Registered 

Films of 3,000 ft. or more registered 
in Britain in 1947 numbered 473, of 
which 112 were British. 



1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



British 
62 
70 
67 
96 
112 



Foreign 
453 
373 
377 
386 
361 



Censorship 

Each year the British Board of Film 
Censors examines between 1,000 
and 1,500 subjects and some 50 
scripts. 

About half a dozen films are banned 
each year, and another 140 altered 
before being granted a certificate. 

" U " "A" "H" 

1945... 902 351 3 

1946. ..1,192 341 10 

1947... 274(features 352 2 
only) 

Production 

Britain produced 59 features in 1947, 
compared with 75 French and 365 
American films. Figures for 4 other 
years were : 

1939 1941 1943 1945 
G.B. ... 90 51 47 28 
France ... 83 60 61 74 
U.S.A. ...527 546 397 358 

The number of feature films produced 
at individual studios in 1948 was: — 
A.B.P.C. (Elstree) 1 



Trade Statistics. 



51 



British National ... ... 2 

Denham ... ... ... 10 

Ealing ... ... ... 4 

Isleworth ... ... ... 4 

Islington ... ... ... 3 

M-G-M British ' 4 

Nettlefold 3 

Pinewood ... ... ... 9 

Riverside ... ... ... 2 

Shepherd's Bush ... ... 6 

Shepperton ... 3 

Teddington ... ... ... 2 

Welwyn ... ... ... 2 



(These figures exclude films made 
entirely on location and parts of 
films made in association with 
other studios.) 
Films sponsored by the Central Office 
of Information : 
1941 1943 1945 1947 
86 160 116 133 
Newsreels are produced by 6 com- 
panies, all controlled by British or 
American producing companies. 
Films produced for children's clubs : 
1946 1947 1948 
44 44 106 (planned) 

Consumption of raw stock (pre-war) 
was 308,000,000 ft. annually, of 
which 30 per cent was used by 
newsreels. 

British Studios 

Principal studio space is in 23 
studios, with 68 stages, or an area 
of 643,811 sq. ft. 

21 studios with 61 stages, or 543,516 
sq. ft., are British owned and con- 
trolled (6 studios with 23 stages, 
or 246,675 sq. ft., are in the Rank 
Organisation, with films made at 
Ealing— 5 stages, or 28,437 sq. ft. 
• — distributed by the Rank 
Organisation). 

American - controlled studios are 
M-G-M and Warner Bros, at 
Teddington, with 7 stages, or 
100,295 sq. ft. 

Warners have a 37 per cent interest 
in A.B.P.C., with studios at 
Elstree (4 stages, or 60,000 sq. ft.) 



and a 3-year lease of the British 
National studios (4 stages, or 
33,556 sq. ft.). 
Some of these studios, together with 
a few smaller ones, provide the 
producers of films other than first 
features with 16 stages, or 45,249 
sq. ft. 

Comparable Hollywood figures : 8 
major studios, with 160 stages, or 
2,406,000 sq. ft. 

Labour 

Labour regularly employed in the 
studios in 1947 was estimated at 
1,852 technicians, 3,694 construc- 
tional personnel, and 1,508 office 
personnel. 

About 1,000 technicians were engaged 
in the production of documentary 
films and about 250 in the pro- 
duction of newsreels. 

Membership of the two chief trade 
unions in 1948 was : 

A.C.T. 7,507 

N.A.T.K.E 34,000 

The labour force engaged in exhibi- 
tion in 1948 was estimated at 
approximately 150,000. 

Distribution 

Of 47 distributing companies in 
Britain, 40 are British (4 integrated 
with production companies and 
handling most of their own films) 
and 7 are American companies 
handling their own output and a 
few British films. 

Exports 

In 1946 France imported 22 British 

films (6.5 per cent of their total 

film imports). 
In 1946-7 U.S.A. imported 46 British 

films (13.5 per cent of total film 

imports). 

Children's Clubs 

Children's kinema clubs in 1947 
numbered 406, with a weekly 
attendance of 522,000. 



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Who's What in the Industry 



ABBOTT, HERBERT, managing director, 
Gorton District Cinemas, Ltd. ; member 
Manchester branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
member of council and a founder member 
of Society of Cinematurians. Entered 
trade as pianist, 1909 ; became general 
and booking manager, Gorton District 
Cinemas, 1930, and later managing director. 
Address : Regent Super Cinema, Princess 
Road, Fallowfield, Manchester 14. Tel. : 
Moss Side 1955. 

ABELES, Jr., ARTHUR S., managing director, 
Warner Bros. ; b. 1914 ; ed. Duke University, 
Columbia University, U.S. ; general manager, 
West Indies, Warner, 1929-41 ; assistant 
general manager, Brazil, Universal, 1941 ; 
general manager Uruguay, Warner, 1942-4 ; 
supervisor, Argentine, Chile, Uruguay and 
Paraguay, Warner, 1945-7. Addresses: Warner 
House, Wardour Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5600. Private : 16, St. 
Stephens Close,. London, N.W.8. Tel. : 
Primrose 7948. 

ADDENBROOKE, COUNC. H. R. V., general 
manager, Morecambe Tower Theatre and 
Ballroom ; b. Dudley, Worcestershire ; 
entered entertainment business 1909 ; mana- 
ger, Floral Hall, Scarborough, 1910 ; general 
manager, Morecambe Tower in 191 2 ; chair- 
man of Morecambe Corp. Entertainments 
and Publicity Committee and chairman 
of local Entertainment and Proprietors 
Association ; vice-chairman West Lanes, 
branch C.E.A., 1947-8. Addresses : Office : 
Tower, Morecambe ; Tel. : Morecambe 116. 
Private : Villefranche, Thornton Road, 
Morecambe. 

ADLEY, HARRY, managing director, Younger 
Publicity Service, Ltd. and associated com- 
panies ; b. 1902 ; entered trade in 1924 as 
producer of advertising films ; formed Younger 
Publicity, 1925, Younger Film Prod., Ltd., 
1927, and National Film Corp., 1930 ; is 
director of several kinema companies ; chair- 
man of the Publicity Committee of the Ad- 
vertising and Industrial Film Association. 
Address : 28, Albemarle Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 6593. 

AINSWORTH, REGINALD HENRY, general 
manager, Regent, Brighton ; chairman, 
Sussex Branch C.E.A. ; chairman, Brighton 
and Hove Entertainment Managers' Associa- 
tion ; ed. Queen's College, London. Address : 
Regent, Queens Road, Brighton. Tel. : 
8248-9. 

ALBIN, ARTHUR S., managing director, Em- 
bassy, Granton, Edinburgh ; general manager, 
New Tivoli, Edinburgh ; chairman of. the 
East of Scotland section C.E.A., for past 25 
years ; b. 1875 ; entered trade as kinema pianist ; 
opened own kinema at Shettleston in 1913 
and later purchased another at Hawick ; a past 
chairman of Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; and 
member of Benevolent Fund Committee. 
Addresses : Office : New Tivoli, Edinburgh. 
Private: Rose Villa, Viewforth, Edinburgh. 



ALBIN, WILLIAM, J. P., managing director 
Leith Cinema. Co., Ltd. ; director Granton 
Cinema Co., Ltd.; general manager and 
director Thornliebank Cinema Co., Ltd., 
Glasgow ; chairman of Kinnear Morison, Ltd. ; 
b. 1893, Glasgow ; entered trade 1910 ; formerly 
proprietor of Pavilion and Palace, Dalkeith ; 
past chairman of the Scottish branch C.E.A., 
1938 ; past president and trustee of the Scot- 
tish C.T.B.F. ; delegate to General Council. 
Addresses : Office : The State Cinema, Gt. Junc- 
tion Street, Leith, Tel. : 37369. Private : 12, 
Queensferry Terrace, Edinburgh, Tel. : 33374. 

ALCOTT, ARTHUR, production controller, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd ; b. 1894, 
Hampstead ; entered trade 19 10 ; production 
manager British Lion 1926-1939 ; joined 
Gainsborough 1940; recent films "The 
Calendar," " My Brother's Keeper," " Holiday 
Camp," " Lord Byron," " Christopher Colum- 
bus." Addresses : Office : Lime Grove, 
Studios, London, W.12. Tel. : Shepherd's 
Bush 1210. Private : Eastbury Cottage, 
Holland Road, London, W.14. Tel. : Western 
3i67. 

ALDOUS, DONALD W., F.R.S.A., M.Inst.E., 
M.B.K.S., Assoc. S.M.P.E. member ; Acoustics 
Group of Physical Society and British Docu- 
mentary ; director Walden Films, Ltd. sound 
department ; founder member and technical 
secretary of British Sound Recording Assoc., 
and hon. editor of its publications ; author of 
" Manual of Direct Disc Recording "; publicity 
officer South Devon Film Society. Addresses : 
1, Cary Place, Fleet Street, Torquay. Tel. : 
Torquay 2674. Private: " Strathdee," 
Studley Road, Torquay, Devon. Tel. : 
Torquay 87325. 

ALEXANDER, DONALD, documentary film 
producer ; chairman of DATA Film Unit ; 
member of management committee of Feder- 
ation of Documentary Film Units; b. 1913; 
ed. Shrewsbury and St. John's, Cambridge. 
Joined Paul Rotha, Strand Films, 1935 ; 
Film Centre, Shell and Realist Film Unit, 
1939-41 ; Paul Rotha Productions, 1941-4 ; 
with others founded DATA, 1944. Addresses : 
Office : DATA, 21, Soho Square, W.i. Tel.: 
Gerrard 2826. Private : Sparrow Wycke, 
Mundon, Essex. 

ALLEN, R. H., member of N.W. Branch C.E.A. 
committee, and accountant to Cheshire 
County Cinemas, Ltd., b. 1901, Liverpool. 
Joined Cheshire County Cinemas, 1936. 
Addresses : Office, Empress Cinema, Runcorn. 
Tel.: Runcorn 2291. Private: Lyndhurst, 
Western Crescent, Runcorn. Tel. : Runcorn 
2197. 

ALLEN, S. C, director, Famous Films (London), 
Ltd., b. 1907, Cricklewood. Entered Kodak 
Ltd., 1924. Independent producer and 
distributor of interest films and featurettes 
since 1931. Address : 179, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerra'-d 4038. 



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ALLPORT, FAYETTE WARD, European mana- 
ger, Motion Picture Association of America, 
Inc. ; b. 1893 ; ed., Western Reserve 
University ; B.A., 1916 ; U.S. Army, 1917-18; 
U.S. Foreign Commerce Service, 1919-33 ; 
joined M.P.P.D. of A. (now M.P.A.A.) as 
European manager, 1933. Address : 15, 
New Burlington Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Regent 381 1. 

ALLPORT, GEORGE J. B., B.A., A.C.A., 
production executive ; b. 1904 ; ed. Rugby, 
New College, Oxford ; chartered accountant ; 
formerly B.B.C. executive ; production 
executive London Film Productions. Address: 
146, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : May 8273. 

AMBLER, ERIC, producer-writer; director of 
Cineguild, Ltd. ; b. 1909; ed. Colfe's Grammar 
School ; London University (Eng.) ; author ; 
wrote original story "The Way Ahead"; 
wrote and produced "The October Man" 
1946-7 ; joined Cineguild Board, 1947 ; 
wrote screenplays "The Passionate Friends," 
"Madeline Smith." Addresses: Office: 
Cineguild, Pinewood Studios. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private : 16, Pelham Crescent, London, 
S.W.7. 

ANDREWS, ALFRED ERNEST, joint manag- 
ing director Monarch Film Corp.; b. 1890; 
Joined Gaumont Co., 191 1 ; general sales 
manager 1927-33; general sales manager, 
Pathe 1933-43 ; ' r managing director, Andick 
Films Ltd., 1943. Addresses : Office : Morris 
House, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. 
Tel.: Whitehall 9511. Private: 52, Shrews- 
bury House, Cheyne Walk, London, S.W.3. 

ANNAKIN, KENNETH, film director, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928) Ltd.; b. 1914; ed. 
Beverley Grammar School. Entered industry 
as camera assistant ; later assistant director, 
scriptwriter, editor and director in document- 
ary productions for Greenpark Productions. 
Directed, "Holiday Camp," "Broken 
Journey," " Miranda." Addresses : Office ; 
Gainsborough Studios, Islington. Tel. : 
Clerkenwell 1271. Private: " Thamesfield," 
Russel Road, Shepperton, Middlesex. 

ANSTEY, EDGAR, joint managing director 
Film Centre. Documentary, producer and 
consultant ; member Films Council ; vice- 
chairman, A.S.F.P. (1948) ; founder member 
British Film Academy ; formerly film critic 
"Spectator"; film critic B.B.C. Address: 
Film Centre, 34, Soho Square, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4253. 

APPLEBEE, L. G., F.I.E.S., director of Strand 
Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd.; b. 1889; 
Entered entertainment business in 1906. 
Joined production staff of late George 
Edwardes, and was responsible for lighting 
of all Gaiety Theatre, London, productions 
from 1907 to 1910. Later appointed circuit 
engineer London and General Theatres, Ltd. ; 



then joined Grossmith and Laurillard at the 
Winter Garden, and then transferred to C. B. 
Cochran. Entered Strand Electric in 1922 
as designer of switchboards and lighting 
apparatus. Address : 24, Floral Street, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 7464. 

ARCHIBALD, GEORGE, J.P., managing director 
Pinewood Films, Ltd. Addresses : Pinewood 
Studios. Tel. : Iver 700. Empire House, 
117, Regent Street, London, W.i. Tel.: 
Regent 0621. 

ARGYLE, JOHN F., managing director and 
producer, Argyle British Productions, Ltd.; 
b. 1911; ed. Oundle. Films include : "Send 
for Paul Temple," "The Night has Eyes," 
' ' The Hills of Donegal," ' ' The Mutiny of the 
Elsinor," "The Dark Eyes of London," 
"Thursday's Child," "The Patient 
Vanishes," " My Irish Molly," " Door With 
Seven Locks," "The Tower of Terror," 
"Traitor Spy," "Dangerous Fingers." 
Address : 59, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4081. 

ASQUITH, ANTHONY, film director, b. 1902, 
t;d. Winchester, Balliol College, Oxford. 
Films include : " Shooting Stars," "Under- 
ground," "A Cottage on Dartmoor," "Tell 
England," "Dance Pretty Lady," "Lucky 
Number," "Moscow Nights," "Pygmalion," 
"Freedom Radio," "Cottage to Let," 
"We Dive at Dawn," " Uncensored," "Fanny 
by Gaslight," "Quiet Wedding," "French 
Without Tears," "The Demi- Paradise," 
"The Way to the Stars," 
Shines," "The Winslow 
45, Clarges Street, W.i. 
3312. 

ATKINSON, J. C, director of RCA Photophone, 
Ltd. Appointed sales manager, RCA Photo- 
phone, 1928. Addresses : Office ; 43, 
Berkeley Square, W.i. Tel : Grosvenor 
8861. Private: The Cedars, Longford, 
Middlesex. 

ATROY, JAMES, proprietor Picturedrome, 
Lancaster ; b. 1865 ; pioneer of pictures in 
Lancaster, 1908 ; member of West Lanes. 
C.E.A. since formation ; chairman for many 
years. Addresses : Office : Picturedrome, 
Lancaster. Tel. : 546. Private : 56a, Regent 
Street, Lancaster. 

ATTREE, D. W., director and general manager, 
Attree and Barr, Ltd., proprietors Coliseum, 
Gorleston ; member of Eastern Counties 
Branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1910, Kings 
Lynn. Entered trade under his father, the 
late Douglas M. Attree, 1925. Became 
director of Attree and Barr, Ltd., formed by 
his father in 1931. Addresses : Office : 
Coliseum, Gorleston-on-Sea. Tel. : Gorleston 
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BAIM, HAROLD, managing director, Federated 
Film Corp., Ltd.; New Tone Film Prods.; 
Factual Entertainment, Ltd. ; Advance 
Publicity, Ltd. ; Glendale Theatres Corp., 
Ltd. ; b. 1914 ; entered Leeds branch M-G-M, 
1929 ; First National, 1932 ; British Screen 
Service, 1934. Formed Renown Pictures 
Corp., Ltd., 1938. Address : National House, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 6704 
and 9400. Grams : Filmfed, Wesdo, London. 

BAINES, JOHN, screenwriter ; b. 1909, London ; 
ed. Malvern College ; under contract M-G-M; 
Culver City, 1937-8 ; Jeff Musso, France, 
1939-40 ; M.O.I. , 1941-3 ; Ealing Studios, 
I 943"5 ; Independent Producers, 1946-7 ; 
screenplay credits, " Dead of Night," " Colonel 
Bogey," "The Blue Lagoon," "Diplomatic 
Passport." Address: Picket Wood, Merstham, 
Surrey. Tel. : Merstham 388. 

BAKANOWSKI, Z. de L., P.M.C., S.R., manag- 
ing director, Athene Film Prod., Ltd. ; 
S. T. A. W., Ltd. ; director, Frederick J. 
Minns and Co., Ltd. ; general manager, 
Swift Rifle Co., Ltd. ; chairman and managing 
director, Bakanowski Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1899. 
Bachelor of Law. Entered trade as managing 
director and proprietor of Polonia Films, 
Madrid, and managing director and co- 
proprietor Varsovia Films, Valencia. Repre- 
sented Association of Polish Film Producers in 
Spain for eight years. Formed B.M.D., Ltd., 
London, to exchange films between England 
and Continent. Addresses : Office : 29, Palace 
Gate, Kensington, W.8. Tel. : Western 
6051-4. Private : Flat 10, 29 Palace Gate, 
London, W.8. Tel. : Western 6051-4. 

BAKER, FRANCIS WILLIAM, managing 
director, Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. ; b. 
November 25, 1877, Hollesley, Suffolk. 
Entered the industry 1897, joining British 
Muto. and Biograph Syndicate. Ex-president 
and present treasurer, K.R.S. ; ex-treasurer, 
I.A.K.M. Member of Cinematograph Films 
Council, 1929-1944. Member Council C. T. 
B.F. Member Consultative committee, B.B. 
F.C. Governor, British Film Institute. 
President, Cinema Veterans (1903), 1941-3. 
Founder, Anima Lodge 3634. Addresses : 
Office : 175, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7282. Private : Hollesley, Rosehill, 
Sutton, Surrey. Tel. : Fairlands 9577. 

BAKER, JOHN RODERICK., director, Stratford- 
on-Avon P.H., Co., Ltd., and associated 
companies; b. 1907; ed. Shrewsbury. Solicitor 
and deputy chairman, Birmingham and 
Midlands Branch C.E.A. Addresses : Office : 
131, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham. Tel. : 
Central 2245. Private : Wildmoor, Stratford- 
on-Avon. Tel. : 2063. 

BAKER, LESLIE F., A.C.A., director and 
secretary, Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; Associated 
British Film Distributors, Ltd. ; Associated 
Talking Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1903, London. 
Entered industry with Gainsborough Pictures, 
1924; partner, Baker, Todman and Co., 1930-3; 
assistant general manager, production, Gains- 
borough and Gaumont-British Picture Corp., 
1933-5 ; director, secretary and general 
manager production, New World Pictures, 
Ltd., 1936-7 ; director, secretary, general 
production manager and associate producer, 
Twentieth Century Productions, Ltd., 1938-43; 
joined Ealing Studios, Ltd. associated 



companies as secretary, 1943 ; elected to 

board, 1946. Address : Ealing Studios, 

Ltd., Ealing Green, London, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

BAKER, LESLIE STUART, M.B.K.S., dis- 
tribution manager, Army Kinema Corporation, 
b. 1903. Entered trade 1917 ; formerly 
technical manager, Columbia Pictures ; 
captain with A.K.s. until 1945. Addresses : 
Office : Kinema House, North Circular Road, 
London, N.W.10. Tel. : Elgar : 5442. 
Private : 61, Monkleigh Road, Morden, 
Surrey. Tel. : Liberty 5019. 

BAKER, REGINALD P., F.C.A., managing 
director, Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; Associated 
Talking Pictures, Ltd. ; Associated Br itish 
Film Distributors, Ltd. ; past president of 
of K.R.S. ; Renters' representative on 
Cinematograph Films Council ; was founder 
director with Michael Balcon of Gainsborough 
Pictures ; senior partner of Baker, Todman 
& Co., chartered accountants. Address : 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

BAKER, ROY, Film director; b. 1916 ; ed. 
Lycee Corneille, Rouen ; City of London 
School. Entered industry, Gainsborough 
production department, 1934 ; directed 
"October Man"; "The Weaker Sex"; 
" Paper Orchid." Address : c/o Linnit and 
Dunfee. 

BAKER, T. THORNE, F.Inst.P., A.M.I.E.E., 

F. R.P.S., consulting chemist ; formerly 
associated with Spicers, Ltd., in manufacture 
of film base and production of Dufaycolor ; 
director of research and technical director of 
Dufaycolor, Inc., New York, 1934-39 ; now 
carrying on research in alPbranches of photo- 
graphy. Address : 231, Baker Street, Lon- 
don, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 6183. 

BALCON, SIR MICHAEL, director of Ealing 
Studios, Ltd., and head of production; b. 1896, 
Birmingham; entered trade as director of 
Victory M.P. Co., Midland renting concern ; 
subsequently joined Gainsborough Pictures and 
produced early British successes at Islington ; 
appointed director of productions of new 

G. B. studios, Shepherds Bush ; joined M-G-M 
British Studios as chief producer, 1937 ; 
started independent production, 1938 ; elected 
director of Ealing Studios ; recent pictures : 
" Convoy," " The Foreman Went to France," 
"Next of Kin," "Nine Men," "San Deme- 
trio, London," " Dead of Night," " The Cap- 
tive Heart," "The Overlanders," "Hue 
and Cry," ; " It always Rains on Sunday." 
" Scott of the Antartic," "Eureka Stockade." 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing 
Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

BANGS, FREDERICK G., studio manager. 
The Gate Studios, Elstree. b. 1898. 
Entered industry with Stoll Studios, 1921, 
joined B.I. P., 1926 ; assistant director and 
later production manager at Elstree, Walton- 
on-Thames, Sound City, Pinewood and 
Denham. Joined G.H.W. Productions on 
formation of Company ; loaned to Two Cities 
as production manager for " Henry V " and 
to Independent Producers for " I See a Dark 
Stranger." Addresses : Office : The Gate 
Studios, Elstree, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 2080. 
Private: " The Stag and Hounds," Cranford, 
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BARING, AUBREY, D.F.C., Producer ; b. 1912 ; 
ed. Eton and Cambridge. R.A.F. 1939-45 ; 
produced " Snowbound " ; " Bad Lord 
Byron" ; "Fools Rush In." Addresses: 
Office : Pinewood Studios. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private: 1, Justice Walk, London, S.W.3 



BARNES, SIR KENNETH, M.A., principal of the 
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art since 1909 ; 
b. 1878 ; ed. Westminster School, Christ 
Church, Oxford ; served in Army 1914-1919 ; 
mentioned in despatches ; retired Captain ; 
member, Daily Express Film Tribunal, 
1948. Address : Office : R.A.D.A., 62, Gower 
Street, London, W.C.i. Private : 35, Acacia 
Road, N.W.8. Tel. : Primrose 0763. 



BARNETT, LIONEL V., C.M.A., Ass. Publicity 
Controller (Odeon); b. 1917. Entered industry 
publicity, G.B. Distributors 1935 ; Union 
Cinemas ; ass. publicity manager, Stoll 1938 ; 
joined Odeon, 1946 ; present post, 1948. 
Addresses : Office : New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.r. Tel. : Reg. 8080. 
Private : 88, Hightrees House, London, 
S.W.12. 



BARRALET, PAUL, managing director, Paul 
Barralet Prods. ; ed. Dulwich ; entered 
production at Worton Hall Studios, 1926 ; 
two years in Ceylon making Government 
educational films ; cameraman at Denham, 
Pinewood, etc. ; formed own unit ; chairman, 
British Short Film Makers Soc. Address : 
26-27, D'Arblay Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3579 and Weybridge 4176. 



BARRINGTON, J.C., director and booking 
manager, Palace, Hauley, Stoke-on-Trent ; 
member N. Staffs, branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
1892, Leeds ; entered trade at Palace, Morley, 
1909 ; joined Biocolor Circuit 1919 ; director 
and manager, Victoria, Hartshiil, 1929-44 ; 
booking manager, Palace, Hanley, 1932 and 
director 1942 ; chairman N. Staffs, branch 
1937-43 and delegate to General Council for 
several years. Addresses : Office : Palace, 
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Tel.: 5413. 
Private: Albert Street Stores, Newcastle, 
Staffs. Tel. : 67795. 



BARRY, ERNEST, C.M.A., Southern Area 
Controller ; b. 1903. Entered show business 
1916 ; joined G.B. 1938 ; later appointed 
circuit controller N. and E. London. Addresses: 
Office : Regent, Brighton. Tel. : Brighton 
8248. Private: 9, Eaton Place, Brighton. 
Tel. : Brighton 856. 



BASTIE, PERCY H., F.B.K.S., managing 
director Ernest F. Moy, Ltd. ; treasurer 
and executive member, B.K.S. ; b. 1871 ; 
served apprenticeship in mechanical en- 
gineering. Joined late Ernest F. Moy 
as one of original directors of Ernest F. Moy, 
Ltd. Joint patentee in 1907 of the auto- 
matic shutter for projectors. Joint patentee 
in 1908 of the Moy camera. Life hon. member 
of the London Association of Engineers. 
Addresses : Office : 134, Bayham Street, 
N.W.i. Tel.: Gulliver 5451. Private: 
6, Beech Drive, Fortis Green, N.2. Tel. : 
Tudor 4031. 



BATES, F. STANLEY, director, Odeon Theatres, 
Ltd. ; Odeon Properties, Ltd. ; Odeon 
Associated Theatres, Ltd ; Foy Investments, 
Ltd. ; b. 1899. Addresses : Office : New 
Gallery House, Regent Street, London, W.i. 
Tel.: Regent 8080. Private: "Flagstones." 
Angmering-on-Sea, Sussex. Tel. Rustington 
569. 

BAUM, MAURICE, general manager Dublin 
Cinemas, Ltd. and managing director Roxy 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1912, son of a pioneer of 
trade ; connected with kinemas and variety 
in Manchester, Salford, Stretford, Oldham ; 
appointed general manager Dublin Cinemas, 
Ltd., 1935 ; managing director, Rialto, 
Wicklow and East Coast Cinemas, Ltd. ; 
past president T. and C.A. of Eire. Addresses : 
70, Middle Abbey Street and 36, Dawson 
Street, Dublin. Tel. : 51167 and 71432. 



BAXTER, JOHN, independent film producer - 
director ; started directing Sound City 1933 ; 
films include: "Doss House," "Reunion," 
"Song of the Plough," "Lest We Forget," 
" Song of the Road," " Flood Tide," " Music 
Hall," " Say It With Flowers," " Say It With 
Song," "The Small Man," "Men of Yester- 
day," "Love on the Dole," "The Common 
Touch," "The Shipbuilders," "Let the 
People Sing," " Stepping Toes," " Dreaming," 
"Here Comes the Sun," "The Grand Es- 
capade," "Nothing Venture," "When You 
Come Home," "Fortune Lane," "The 
Last Load." Address : 66, Deaconshill 
Road, Elstree. 



BEARD, PERCY WILLIAM, M.B.K.S., managing 
director, R. R. Beard, Ltd., b. 1882. Lighting 
equipment specialist for studios and theatres. 
Addresses : Office : 10, Trafalgar Avenue, 
London, S.E.15. Tel. : Rodney 3136. 
Private : " Royon," Hayes Chase, West 
Wickham, Kent. Tel. : Springpark 3640. 



BEAUMONT, J. T., managing director, Plaza, 
and Lounge Cinemas, Huddersfield ; b. July 3, 
1882, Huddersfield ; entered trade as pro- 
jectionist, 1915 ; director, secretary and 
manager, Premier, Huddersfield, 1922-30 ; 
promoted company to acquire Cinema, 
Huddersfield, and rebuilt as Plaza ; opened 
Lounge Cinema, 1937 ; secretary, Hudders- 
field Cinemas Association, 1929-30, and 
president, 1939 to 1946. Addresses : Office : 
Plaza, Huddersfield. Tel. : 3555 ; Private : 
51, Larch Road, Paddock, Huddersfield. 



BECKETT, EDWARD W., managing director, 

Publicity Films, Ltd. Address : Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 5420. 

BELL, MAJOR C. H., O.B.E., general manager 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd. ; b. 1890 ; specialist in electri- 
cal and mechanical installations for kinemas 
and film studios, Address : 60, Wardour 
Street W.i. Tel: Gerrard 9531. 



BELL, OLIVER, J.P., Director of British Film 
Institute. Addresses : Private : 2A, Aylward 
Road, Merton Park, S.W.20. Tel. : Liberty 
3042. Office : 164, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
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BELL, THOMAS DAWSON, Managing Director, 
Theatre Royal, Cleethorpes ; b. 1884 ; ed. 
St. Johns College, York. Licensee, Empire 
Theatre, Cleethorpes 1913 ; Theatre Royal, 
Cleethorpes 1927 ; chairman, N. Lines. 
Branch C.E.A., 1948. Addresses : Office : 
Theatre Royal, Cleethorpes. Tel. : 61223. 
Private " Bilbardene," Signbills Avenue, 
Cleethorpes. 

BENDON, S., supervisor for Gourock P.H., Ltd.; 
Pavilion (Kirkintilloch), Ltd. ; Paisley Enter- 
tainments, Ltd. ; b. 1889, Glasgow ; inde- 
pendent renter until 1940 ; was Scottish rep. 
K.R.S. Council for number of years. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 156, St. Vincent Street, Glas- 
gow. Tel : Central 2522 ; Private : Pine 
Cottage, Strathaven. 

BENJAMIN, DAN, formerly proprietor, Princes, 
Brighton ; b. 1884 ; entered industry in 1916 
as manager of the Haymarket, Norwich, and 
in 1919 became managing director of company 
controlling Haymarket and Theatre de Luxe, 
Norwich ; vice-chairman of the Eastern 
Counties Branch of the C.E.A., 1918-30 ; joint 
director and managing director Maidstone 
Cinemas, Ltd., 1930 ; acquired Princes, 
Brighton, 1935 ; chairman, Sussex C.E.A. 
Branch, 1938-40. Address : 30, Brunswick 
Square, Hove. TeL : Hove 3818. 

BERNSTEIN, CECIL G., director, The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd. ; managing director, Denman 
(London) Cinemas, Ltd., member Cinemato- 
graph Films Council. Address : 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3554. 

BERNSTEIN, SIDNEY L., chairman, The 
Granada Theatres, Ltd., and Transatlantic 
Pictures Corp. ; a founder of the Film Society; 
honorary films adviser to Ministry of Infor- 
mation, 1940-1945 ; chief of films section, 
Allied Forces headquarters, in North Africa, 

1942- 43 ; chief of films section, S.H.A.E.F., 

1943- 45- Producer, " Rope," " Under 
Capricorn." Address : 36, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3554. 

BERRIMAN, WILLIAM, secretary and general 
manager, Miners Welfare Hall Cinema 
Circuit. Trustee, South Wales and Monmouth- 
shire Branch C.E.A. and G.C. delegate ; 
b. 1898. Addresses : Office : New Cinema, 
Hopkinstown, Pontypridd. Tel. : Pontypridd 
2431. Private : Mount Pleasant, Maesycoed, 
Pontypridd. Tel. ; Pontypridd 2569. 

BEST, JOSEPH, principal, Joseph Best (Pro 
ductions), Ltd. Associated with trade for 
35 years as author, editor, cameraman, and 
producer. Formerly literary editor to 
Methuens Heinemann's. Entered industry 
with Charles Pathe. Recent films, " Romantic 
India," " Your Face is Your Fortune," 
" Robeson on Africa," " My African People." 
Addresses : Office : 176, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 3601. Editorial: 14, 
Cleve Road, N.W.6. Tel. : Maida Vale 9013. 

BEVIR, WILLIAM L., secretary, B.K.S. ; b. 1914 5 ; 
ed. Shrewsbury ; Oxford. Entered industry 
publicity dept., 20th Century-Fox, 1935 , 
Movietonews 1936 ; appointed B.K.S., Sept. 
1948. Address : 53, New Oxford Street. 
London, W.C.i. Tel. : Temple Bar 2902. 

BILLINGS, REGINALD, HENRY (JOSH), 

film reviewer, b. 1899, ed. Central Foundation, 
London. Entered industry as reviewer to 
Premier Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd. (since 



absorbed in Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres) 1922 ; subsequently reviewer for 
Gaumont-British Corp., Major Independents ; 
the Services and leading trade papers ; 
Joined staff Kinematograph Weekly, 1928. 
Addresses : Office : 32, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 5514. Private; 
3, Chelsea Lodge, Tite Street, London, S.W.3. 

BIRT, DANIEL, film director ; b. 1907. Entered 
trade, 1928 ; film editor, 1932 ; script writing 
and directing War Office training films, 
1940-46. Directed "Three Weird Sisters," 
"No Room at the Inn." Address: 25, 
Campden Hill Gardens, W.8. Tel. : Park 
8869. 

BISHOP, H. W., production manager, G.B. News. 
Entered industry, 1910. Specialised on 
technical and production side ; first in pro- 
cessing laboratories, then ten years as camera- 
man, newsreel, scientific and studio production. 
Addresses : Office : Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. Private : 
29, Baronsmead, Gunnersbury Park, Ealing, 
W.5. Tel. : Ealing 1325. 

BLACK, ARTHUR W., managing director, 
Princes Regal, Tudor, Belgrave Cinemas, 
Leicester ; delegate to General Council ; 
b. 1887, Leicester. Addresses : Office : 
Belgrave Cinema, Belgrave Road, Leicester. 
Tel.: 61462. Private: " Redwinter," Toller 
Road, Leicester. Tel. : 77963. 

BLACK, R. A. RIDDELL, F.R.S.A., Director of 
productions and sales manager, Elder Film 
Products., Ltd. ; b. 1919 ; ed. Glasgow 
University. Address : 118, Blythswood 
Street, Glasgow. Tel. : Douglas 5224. 

BLACK, RALPH J., exhibitor controlling kine- 
mas in Notts., Derby, Northants. Chairman ; 
Notts, and Derby Branch C.E.A., 1948 ; 
b. 1898, Birmingham. Entered trade with 
Ideal Films, Liverpool, 1926, subsequently 
joined Paramount ; became exhibitor, 1936. 
Is director of Midlands engineering company, 
and interested in stage and film productions. 
Address : Office : Boulevard P.T., Hyson 
Green, Nottingham. Tel. : 76381. Private : 
Tel. : 64880. 

BLACK, STUART G., B.A. (Cantab.), F.R.P.S., 
F.I.B.P. ; chairman and art director, Walden 
Films, Ltd. ; b. 1890. ; past-president Wes- 
tern Counties Photographic Federation ; 
co-producer of films for Devon Education 
Committee ; secretary, Torbay Camera 
Society. Addresses : Office : No. 1, Cary 
Place, Torquay. Tel. : 3970. Private : 
" Yarner," Netherton, Newton Abbot, 
Devon. Tel. : Shaldon 38. 

BLAKE, ERNEST E., chairman Kodak, Ltd. 
and subsidiaries ; chairman of I.A.K.M. and 
Equipment Section ; b. 1879. Trained as 
photographer ; entered industry with brother, 
late W. N. Blake, 1897 ; toured with Lumiere, 
Paul, Wrench and other type machines. 
Joined Kodak, 1902. A founder of the 
Cinema Veterans and president, 1937- 38. 
Address: Kodak, Ltd., Kingsway, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Holborn 7841. 

BLAKE, F. B. B., chairman and managing 
director, Apollo Kinematic Theatre, Southsea, 
Ltd. ; Carlton Cinema, Cosham, Ltd. ; Em- 



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pire Cinema, Havant, Ltd. ; treasurer, Ports- 
mouth and I. of W. Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1894, 
Durban, S.A. Entered business 1921 as 
joint managing director, Portsmouth Town 
Cinemas ; resigned 1924 to take over manage- 
ment of Apollo ; built Carlton, Cosham, 1935 ; 
acquired Empire, Havant, 1939 ; chairman of 
Portsmouth branch, 1936-38 ; delegate to 
General Council from 1939. Addresses : 
Office : Empire, Havant, Hants. Tel. : 
Havant 179. Private: " Port way," Bed- 
hampton, Hants. Tel. : Havant 222. 

BLAKE, GERALD, sales manager Acmade, 
Ltd., b. 1896, ed. King's College, City of 
London University. Entered industry with 
Moy's, equipment manufacturers. * Later 
played in films for Gaumont, British and 
Colonial, Clarendon Films, International 
Exclusive?, Sovereign Films, and toured own 
variety and stage shows. With Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., 1940 to 1945. Producer, 
director, editor of many shorts and features. 
Addresses : Office : Acmade Ltd.. 101, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 5589. 
Flat 3, 2, The Broadway, Oxford Road, 
Denham, Bucks. Tel. : Uxbridge 2564. 

BLAKELEY, JOHN EDWARD, managing 
director. Film Studios (Manchester), Ltd. ; 
Mancunian Film Corp., Ltd. ; Blakeley's 
Productions, Ltd. Entered industry as 
him and still renter, Mancunian Film Corp., 
1908 ; produced and directed George 
Formby's first two pictures ; ' ' Cup-Tie 
Honeymoon," "Holidays With Pay," 1947; 
"My Wife's Birthday," "The High School 
Girl," 1948. Addresses : Office : 3, The 
Parsonage, Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 
1023. Private: " Briarleigh," 55, Northen- 
den, Sale, Cheshire. Tel. : Sale 4669. 

BOND, RALPH, film producer ; vice-president 
A.C.A.T. and chairman of executive committee, 
b. 1906. Entered industry 1928 ; specialist 
in documentary production ; now producing 
for World Wide Pictures. Films include 
" Today We Live," " When We Build Again," 
"Unity is Strength," and "A Power in the 
Land." Address : World Wide Pictures, 
ioa, Soho Square, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1736. 

BOTHAM, CYRIL WORTHINGTON, Manager, 
Films Division G.B. Equipments ; b. 1907. 
Entered trade 1931 ; joined G-B.E 1934. 
Address : Imperial House, 80-82 Regent 
Street, London, W.r. Tel. : Regent 7222. 

BOULTING, JOHN, Director-producer, Charter 
Film Prods., Ltd. ; b. Bray, November 21, 
1914. Films worked on include : " Consider 
Your Verdict," "Trunk Crime," "Pastor 
Hall," "Thunder Rock," "Journey To- 
gether"; Produced "Fame is the Spur" 
and " The Guinea Pig " ; directed " Brighton 
Rock." Address : 21-22, Grosvenor Street, 
London, W.r. Tel. : Mayfair 2794-5. 

BOULTING, ROY ALFRED, Director of pro- 
duction, Charter Film Prods., Ltd., b. 1913. 
Entered production in Canada as dialogue 
writer ; formed Charter Films with brother 
John 1937; directed "The Landlady," 
"Ripe Earth," "Seeing Stars," "Consider 
Your Verdict," "Trunk Crime," "Inquest," 
"Pastor Hall," "Down Guard," "Desert 
Victory," "Burma Victory," "Fame is the 
Spur," " Guinea Pig." Produced " Brighton 



Rock." Addresses : Office : 21-22, Grosvenor 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 2794-5. Private : 
24, Trevor Square, London, S.W.7. Tel. : 
Kensington 9089. 

BOWER, DALLAS, Film Producer; b. 1907; 
ed. Hurstpierpoint. Entered industry 1928 ; 
produced and directed " The Path of Glory," 
J 933 ; assoc. prod. " Escape Me Never," 
and "As You Like It," 1934-36; BBC 
Television 1936-39 ; M. of I. 1940-41 ; 
Assoc. Prod. "Henry V" 1944; director 
"Alice in Wonderland," 1948. Addresses : 
Office : 87, Bishopsgate, London, E.C.2. 
Tel.: London Wall 2537. Private: c/o, 
Saville Club. Tel. : Mayfair 5462. 

BOXALL, HAROLD, film producer ; joint 
managing director London Film Productions, 
Ltd. ; British Lion Studio Co., Ltd., British 
Lion Production Assets, Ltd. ; Shepperton 
Prods., Ltd.; London Films International, 
Ltd. ; b. 1898, London. Address : 146, 
Piccadilly, London, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 
8272. 

BOX, BETTY, producer, Gainsborough Pictures 
(1928), Ltd. ; in charge production, Islington 
Studios; b. Beckenham, Kent; assisted 
Sydney Box in production of 200 propaganda 
and documentary films during war, and 
"29 Acacia Avenue," "The Seventh Veil,". 
"The Years Between," "Daybreak," "A 
Girl in a Million." Associate producer, 
"Upturned Glass"; producer, "Dear 
Murderer," "When the Bough Breaks," 
"Miranda," "Blind Goddess," " Huggett 
Family " series, " It's Not Cricket." Address : 
Gainsborough Studios, Poole Street, Islington, 
N.i. Tel. : Clerkenwell 1271. 

BOX, MURIEL, in charge story department, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; studied 
drama and dancing under Sir Ben Greet, 
and' Espinosa, ballet master ; associated 
with early productions at Stoll Studios ; 
script department, British Instructional 
Films ; continuity ; married Sydney Box, 
1933, and collaborated with him in a number 
of plays and scripts for " The Seventh Veil," 
"A Girl in a Million," " The Years Between," 
"29 Acacia Avenue," "Holiday Camp," 
"The Man Within," "The Brothers," 
"Daybreak," "Dear Murderer," "Good 
Time Girl," " Jassy," " The Upturned Glass," 
"Snowbound," "Broken Journey," "The 
Calendar," "Easy Money," "Miranda," 
"The Bad Lord Byron," "When the Bough 
Breaks," "Holiday Camp," "My Brother's 
Keeper," " Portrait from Life," " Once upon 
a Dream," " Quartet," " Christopher 
Columbus." Address : Gainsborough Pictures, 
Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel. : 
Shepherd's Bush 12 10. 

BOX, SYDNEY, managing director and pro- 
ducer, Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; 
b. 1907 ; journalist and playwright before 
entering industry, 1935 ; productions since 
1943: "Flemish Farm," "On Approval," 
" English Without Tears," " Don't Take it to 
Heart," " 29 Acacia Avenue," "The Seventh 
Veil," "The Years Between," "A Girl in a 
Million," "Daybreak," "The Man Within," 
"The Brothers," "Dear Murderer," "Good 
Time Girl," "Jassy," "The Upturned 
Glass," "Snowbound," "Broken Journey," 
" The Calendar," " Easy Money," " Miranda," 
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Breaks," "Holiday Camp," " My Brother's 
Keeper," "Portrait from Life" "Once 
upon a Dream," "Quartet," "Christopher 
Columbus "; collaborated with wife Muriel 
Box, on ten of these screen plays ; wrote 
original stories of " The Seventh Veil," and 
scripts of others. Has published over 60 one-act 
plays, also in collaboration with his wife ; 
founded the Company of Youth, 1946 ; con- 
trolled largest group of short-film companies in 
Great Britain, 1939 ; produced over 100 train- 
ing films for the Government, 1941-43. 
Address : Gainsborough Pictures, Lime Grove, 
Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel. : Shepherd's 
Bush 1210. 

BOYD, ALEXANDER, M.B.E., C.A., producer 
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd. b. 
1903. ed. Glasgow University. Qualified 
as chartered accountant, 1927 ; appointed 
chief accountant A.B.C., Ltd., 1930 ; elected 
director, Hull City and Suburban Cinemas, 
Ltd., 1940 ; awarded M.B.E. (Mil.) 1944 ; 
made survey of production and administration 
methods in Hollywood, 1947. General 
manager, Elstree Studios, 1948. Addresses : 
Office : A.B.P.C., Ltd., Elstree Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Herts. Private: 11, Linden 
Gardens, London, W.2. Tel. : Bayswater 
4198. 

BRADLEY, FRANK, C.M.A. Eastern Theatre 
controller ; b. 1909 ; entered industry 1924 ; 
assistant circuit controller G.B. Yorks area, 
1946 ; controller South Midlands and Eastern 
Counties, 1948. Address : Regal, Colchester. 
Tel. : 2294. 

BRADLEY, HAROLD F., managing director, 
Northern Operators, Ltd. ; b. 1906 ; managing 
director J. Bradley (Cinemas) Ltd., Burnley ; 
Garrow Pictures, Ltd. ; proprietor, Picture- 
drome and Bridge Cinemas, Radcliffe, Lanes. 
Address : Office, Pentridge Buildings, Holmes 
Street, Burnley. Tel. : Burnley 3048. 

BRAVERY, GEOFFREY, managing director, 
The Capitol and Counties Electric Theatres, 
Ltd. ; the South Coast Theatres, Ltd. ; Regal 
(Parkstone), Ltd. ; vice-chairman, Hampshire 
and East Dorset Branch, C.E.A., 1942-44 and 
1946-48. Sheriff of Poole, 1947-48. b. 1905, 
Three Bridges, Sussex ; chairman, Hants 
and East Dorset Branch, 1945 ; delegate to 
General Council, 1940-44. Addresses : Office : 
Regent Theatre, Poole. Tel. : 355. Private: 
3, Marina Drive, Lilliput, Parkstone, Dorset. 

BRIGGS, R. G., director, secretary and manager, 
the Lewes Cinema Co., Ltd. ; treasurer 
Sussex Branch C.E.A. since 1922 ; b. 1893, 
Lewes ; entered industry as manager, Cinema 
de Luxe, Lewes, 1919 ; vice-chairman, 
Sussex Branch, 1942-44. Addresses : Office- 
Cinema de Luxe, Lewes. Tel. : Lewes 196. 
Private: 2, Paddock Terrace, Lewes. Tel.: 
Lewes 757. 

BRITTEN, F. C. R., Lt.-Col., J.P. ; chairman 
and joint managing director Southern Cinemas 
Ltd. ; Ryde Cinemas, Ltd.; Medina, Newport, 
Ltd. ; b. 1893 ; ed. Harrow, Sandhurst ; 
entered industry as director Windsor Play- 
house ; J.P. County of Southampton. 
Addresses : Office : The Administrative 
Office, George Street, Ryde, I. of W. Tel. : 
Ryde 2838. Private : St. Denis, Bembridge, 
I. of W. Tel. : Bembridge 167. 



BROMHEAD, LT.-COL. A/C.,C.B.E. ; founderof 
Gaumont Co., London, 1898 ; opened one of 
the first film studios and kinemas ; pioneer 
of film hire service ; originator of " exclusive " 
film and "booking by contract." With M. 
Gaumont, exhibited " Chronochrome," 1913 ; 
constructed and equipped first modern film 
studio, 1914 ; with British associates acquired 
control Gaumont Co., 1922 ; equipped labora- 
tory, Shepherd's Bush, 1922 ; built new studio, 
1927 ; first sound proof studio in England for 
"talkies" by the British Acoustic process, 
1929. Formed Gaumont- British Picture Corp., 
1927, to acquire Gaumont Ideal and W. and 
F., together with group of 22 theatres ; 
subsequently Corporation acquired ordinary 
share capital of Denman Picture Houses, 
Ltd., General Theatre Corp., Ltd., P.C.T. and 
other companies. Retired G.-B. Corp., in 
August, 1929. Appointed hon. adviser, 
Ministry of Information, October, 1939. 
Address : Douglas House, Petersham, Surrey. 
Tel. : Richmond 0240. 

BROMHEAD, RALPH SIDNEY, A.C.A., director 
and general manager, Eagle- Lion Distributors, 
director, Eagle-Lion, Greece, Holland, Middle 
East, etc. Theatre controller, G.-B. and 
P.C.T., 1927-29 ; later assistant general 
manager, A. B.C., Ltd., then managing director, 
Regent Circuit, Ltd. ; chairman, L. and H.C. 
Branch of the C.E.A., 1935. Member of 
Councils of C.T.B.F. and Provident Institu- 
tions ; director and general manager of County 
Cinemas and Entertainments and General 
Investment Corporation, Ltd. ; founder-chair- 
man of the London Cinema Luncheon Club. 
Addresses : Office : 169, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 9777. Private: "Frith 
Knowle," Westcar Lane, Walton-on-Thames. 

BROMHEAD, REGINALD C, F.C.A. ; director, 

Moss Empires, Ltd. ; Variety Theatres 
Consolidated Ltd., and subsidiaries ; president 
of C.T.B.F. since 1944. Joined Gaumont 
1903 ; appointed secretary, 1915 ; managing 
director, 1921 ; co-managing director, 
Gaumont-British Picture Corp., and sub- 
sidiary companies, 1927 ; vice-chairman, Den- 
ham P.H., Ltd. ; vice-chairman, General 
Theatres Corp., January 1929 ; joint managing 
director and vice-chairman P.C.T. and sub- 
sidiaries. Resigned, August, 1929. Past- 
president, K.R.S. chairman of Council and 
Board of Management C.T.B.F. ; chairman of 
C.T. Provident Institution; chairman, Army 
Kinema Corp. Address : 9, Cavendish 
Avenue, St. John's Wood, N.W.8. 

BROWN ARTHUR, b. 1892. Joined Pathe 
Freres, 1909 ; branch controller and contract 

manager for Goldwyn Pictures, Ltd., 1919 ; 
1924 Controller of Film Booking Offices, Ltd., 
distributing Columbia Product, B.T.H. talking 
equipment and The Topical Budget. G-B 
booking manager, 1943-8 ; booking manager 
South Wales Cinemas, Ltd. and associated 
companies, 1948. Addresses : Office 17, Park 
Place, Cardiff, and 113, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Private : " Bennington," 
Drayton Gardens, N.21. Tel. : Laburnum 
5008. 

BROWN, GEORGE HAMBLEY, film producer ; 
b. 1913, ed. Latymer School ; Colegio Franco 
Espanol (Spain). Associate producer, "49th 
Parallel," " Journey Together "; co-producer 
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"Sleeping Car to Trieste." Addresses: 
Office : Two Cities Films, 15, Hanover 
Square, London, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 9242. 
Private : 61, Hindes Road, Harrow-on-Hill. 
Tel.: Harrow 1901. 

BRUNEI, ADRIAN, F.R.P.S., F.R.G.S., 
director, playwright, screen writer and author 
of works on filmcraf t and production ; joined 
British Actors' Film Company 1919 as 
scenario-editor; 1920, with Leslie Howard, 
directed A.A. Milne comedies for Minerva 
Films. In 1922 directed "The Man Without 
Desire " ; later joined Gainsborough directing 
"Blighty," "The Constant Nymph," "A 
Light Woman," "The Vortex" and "The 
Crooked Billet"; later made "A Taxi to 
Paradise," "I'm an Explosive," "Badger's 
Green," "Variety," "City of Beautiful 
Nonsense," "Menace," "Important People," 
"Little Napoleon," "The Rebel Son," 
"While Parents Sleep," "The Girl Who 
Forgot " ; co-directed " The Lion Has Wings"; 
production consultant to Leslie Howard on 
"First of the Few" and "Gentle Sex." 
Address : First House, Bulstrode Way, Ger- 
rards Cross, Tel. : Gerrards Cross 2885. 

BUCHANAN, ANDREW, managing director, 
Films of Great Britain, Ltd. ; director of 
Scriptural Productions. Originator of 
Cinemagazine, 1926-37; author of "The 
Way of the Cinema," "Art of Film Pro- 
duction," "Film-Making from Script to 
Screen," " Peace Through Film," " Film and 
the Future," " Going to the Cinema," " Visi- 
tation." Address : Park Studio, Putney 
Park Lane, S.W.15. Tel. : Putney 6274 and 
4052. 

BUG LASS, A., managing director, The 
Bensham P.H. (1923), Ltd. ; member Northern 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1885, Gates- 
head ; entered trade 1923 ; built Gloria 
Cinema, St. Anthony's, Newcastle, 1937. 
Addresses: Office: Bensham P.H., Ben- 
sham Road, Gateshead, Tel. : 72441 ; Private: 
Shipley Villa, Prince Consort Road, Gates- 
head. Tel. : 7 1 40 1. 

BURDON, TOM, features editor, Central Press 
Room, JARO ; b. 1910, Sunderland ; en- 
tered business from Fleet Street ; publicity 
manager to Herbert Wilcox, 1936-9 ; publicity 
director Gainsborough, 1944-8. Addresses : 
Office : Imperial House, Air Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Regent 733i- Private : 19-20, 
Ship Cottages, Strand-on-the-Green, London, 
W.4. Tel. : Chiswick 6276. 

BURGER, GERMAIN, chairman and managing 
director, Orion Picture Corp. ; Burnell 
Prods., Ltd. ; T.R.B. Films, Ltd.; b. 1900 ; 
entered trade 1915 ; camerman, director and 
producer. Addresses : Office : 63, Old 
Cornpton Street, London, W.i. Teh : 3979. 
Private : 143, St. Margarets Road, Twicken- 
ham. Tel. : Popesgrove 2932. 

BURGESS, GEORGE E., director of sound, 
Riverside Studios ; Twickenham Studios, 
Southall Studios ; b. 1897, London ; ed. Dul- 
wich College and London University ; entered 
industry with Elwell Phonofilms, 1928 ; B.T.P., 
Wembley ; installed first sound system in 
Pathe Natan, Paris Studios ; chief recording 
eng. for Assoc. Sound Film Industries, Wemb- 



ley, 1929-33 ; ATP, Studios, 1934 ; Cines 
Studios, Rome. 1935 ; Riverside Studios, 
1936; Gainsborough Studios, 1937; technical 
director, Studios Sonart, Brussels, 1938-40. 
Addresses : Office : Alliance Film Studios, 
Ltd., Crisp Road, Hammersmith, Tel. : 
Riverside 3012. Private : 72, Notting Hill 
Gate, W.i 1. Tel.: Bayswater 5654. 

BURLINSON, ALFRED THOMAS, joint manag- 
ing director The Film Producers Guild ; 
Merton Park Studios; b. 1908 ; joined 
Western Electric 1933 ; chief accountant 
Sound Seivices group 1934 ; director of 
W. M. Larkins ; Technical and Scientific 
Film Ltd. ; Guild Holdings, Ltd. ; Sound 
Services, Ltd. ; Greenpark, Ltd. Addresses : 
Office : Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
5420. 

BURNS, ARNOLD M., M.A., proprietor Glen 
Cinemas Circuit, b. 1907 ; ed. Aberdeen 
University. Address : 26, Albyn Place, 
Aberdeen. Tel. : 4059. 

BURTON, BASIL, director, Academy Control, 
Ltd. ; Academy Cinema, Ltd. ; Film Traders; 
Ltd. ; b. 1906, Hertfordshire. Address : 
167, Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9425. 

BUSBY, GEORGE R., assistant producer and 
general manager for the Archers Film 
Productions and Vega Productions ; b. 1900 ; 
ed. Lyc6 de Nice, France ; joined Rex 
Ingram, Nice, . 1928 ; assistant director and 
production manager, with French, German, 
Russian, American and British companies 
since 1928 ; recent films : " A Canterbury 
Tale,"" I Know Where I'm Going,"" A Matter 
of Life and Death," "Black Narcissus," 
" The End of the River," " The Red Shoes," 
" The Small Back Room," " Elusive Pimper- 
nel." Addresses : Office : National Studio, 
Boreham Wood, Elstree, Herts. Tel. : 
Elstree 1644. Private : 16, Elm Grove Road, 
Ealing Common, London, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
5563. 

BUTCHART, SAMUEL, F.S.C., general secre- 
tary, Society of Cinema Managers ; Solicitor ; 
b. 1917 ; entered industry as manager, 
organist, Kinnaird Picture House, Dundee 
1942 ; appointed Convener and National 
Delegate for Dundee and district branch of 
Managers' Separate Section in February 
1946 ; appointed National Secretary, 
Managers' Separate Section in May, 1946 ; 
played part in negotiations with C.E.A. for 
first Managers' Charter ; appointed general 
secretary of the Society, 1947- Addresses : 
Office : 164, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. 
Tel.: Temple Bar 5725. Private: 2/162, 
Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, W.9. Tel. 
Cunningham 8953. 

CAM, F. A., A.M.I.R.E., M.B.K.S., managing 
director Hanbury Palace and New Hall 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Blackwood Entertainments 
(1939), Ltd. ; New Tredegar Theatres, Ltd. ; 
Scala Cinema (Rhymney), Ltd. ; Pergrif 
Studios, Ltd. ; Sound, Ltd. ; Frigmatic, Ltd.; 
Carponents, Ltd. b. 1902, London ; con- 
sultant to B.T.P., Ltd., in early sound 
equipment experiments. Addresses : Office : 
24, Charles Street, Cardiff. Tel.: 6654. 
46, Charles Street, Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 
3255. Private: " Shangri La," Bryn Road, 
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CAMBATA, SHIAVAX CAWASJEE, J.P., 
F.C.S.S. ; managing director, Eros Theatre 
and Restaurant, Ltd., Bombay ; managing 
director, Hirdagarh Collieries, Ltd., and other 
firms ; proprietor of the Rakhikol, Bhakra, 
Nandna and Piparia Collieries. Address : 
Cambata Building, 42, Queen's Road, Bom- 
bay. Tel.: "Coalpits," Bombay. 

CAPLIN, SAMUEL ROBERT, M.B.K.S., 
M.J.Inst. E. ; founded Caplin Engineering, 
Co. ; b. 1890, Leeds ; Entered trade 1929 ; 
experimenting, designing, manufacturing 
kinematograph equipment (Capco sound on 
film recording equipment). Address : Eldon 
Lodge, Copse Wood Way, Northwood, 
Middlesex. Tel. : Northwood 149. 

CARPENTER, E. J., proprietor, Central, Ches- 
hunt ; secretary South Midlands Branch 
C.E.A.,since 1929 ; b, 1881, Sydenham, Kent, 
joined Gale and Repard, 1910 ; general 
manager, Universal Picture Theatres, 1914 ; 
took over lease of Terry's Theatre, Strand, 
1920, and specialised in showing first run 
films for long periods ; London representative 
Western Import, 1922 ; management Castle, 
Hertford, 1924 ; acquired Central, Cheshunt, 
1933. Addresses : Office : Central, Cheshunt. 
Tel. ; Waltham Cross 2250. Private : Tower 
Wood, The Avenue, Hertford. 

CARR, E. T., joint managing director, General 
Film Distributors ; b. 1895 ; educated Man- 
chester Grammar School ; joined United 
Artists, 1920, as manager Birmingham branch; 
general sales manager, U.A., 1922 ; managing 
director of U.A. and United Artists (Export), 
Ltd. ; director of Odeon Theatres, Ltd., and 
Odeon Cinema Holdings, Ltd., until 1944 ; 
joined J. Arthur Rank's organisation as 
managing director, Eagle-Lion.— Address : 
127, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
73". 

CARRERAS, ENRIQUE., managing director, 
Exclusive Films ; Key Films, b. 1880. 
ed. Spain. Pioneer Exhibitor ; built Blue 
Halls, first exhibition attended by Royalty at 
Albert Hall of " Quo Vadis "; launched 
Exclusive Films, 1932. Addresses : Office : 
113, Wardour Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 2015. Private : 11, Hazelinch 
Road, Putney. Tel. : Putney 5353- 

CARRERAS, JAMES, M.B.E., director and 
general sales manager, Exclusive Films, 
Ltd., b. 1909 ed. Stonyhurst. Son of Enrique 
Carreras. Entered industry as manager 
with G.B. Circuit ; joined father's renting 
company, 1932. Served with H.A.C. during 
war, demobilised with rank of Lt-Col. 
Addresses : Office : 113, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 2015. Private: 
29, Emperor's Gate, London, S.W.7. Tel. : 
Western 1005. 

CARSTAIRS, JOHN PADDY, film director, 
scenarist-novelist ; started as a camera 
assistant, 1927 ; has been editor, assistant 
director, scenarist, M-G-M writing staff, 
Culver City, 1936 ; with Al Christie, M-G-M, 
Paramount, Columbia in Hollywood ; directed 
"Saint in London" for R.K.O., "Spare a 
Copper" for Ealing; latest film "Dancing 
with Crime" (Paramount), "Sleeping Car 
to Triest," "Fools Rush In," " Chiltern 
Hundreds" for J.A.R.O. 



CARSTAIRS, NORMAN MORAY, C.B.E., Officer 
Legion of Merit, U.S.A. General manager 
Army Kinema Corp. b. 1895, ed. Haileybury, 
graduate Army Staff College, Camberley. 
Indian Army, retired, rank Brigadier; 
Director of Army Kinematography, 1943-46 ; 
general manager Army Kinema Corp. since 
1946. Addresses : Office, 36, Dover Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Regent 8070. Private : 
Chase House, Kingswood, Surrey. Tel. , 
Mogador 2405. 

CARTER, DONALD F., F.R.G.S., director 
G.-B. Instructional, Ltd., b. 1900 ; 
ed. France, Unversity of London ; joined 
British Instructional Films, 1928 ; assistant 
director features and documentaries; director 
shorts, technical and industrial films ; joined 
G.-B. Instructional, 1934 ; appointed pro- 
ducer all War Office films made by G.-B.L, 
1942 ; general production manager, 1943 ; 
general manager, 1944 ; director, i945« 
Addresses : Office : Imperial Studios, Elstree 
Way, Boreham Wood, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 
2461. Private : 19, High Oaks Road, 
Welwyn Garden City. Tel. : Welwyn Garden 
377- 

CASA MAURY, PETER, MARQUIS de, director, 
Pictor Films ; United Curzon Corp., Ltd. 
b. 1896 ; ed. Beaumont College, Old Windsor ; 
built Curzon Cinema, Mayfair, 1934 ; Paris 
Cinema, 1939 ; Founded United Curzon 
Cinema Ltd. ; United Curzon Corp., Ltd. ; 
JARO, 1944-46 ; formed Pictor Films, 1946. 
Addresses : Office : Africa House, Kingsway, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Holborn 4444. Private : 20, 
Albert Hall Mansions, S.W.7. Tel. : Ken- 
sington 2361. 

CATLIN, WILLIAM HERBERT, M.A., LL.B. 
chairman, Catlin's Scarborough Entertain- 
ments, Ltd. ; Catlin's Whitby Empire, Ltd. ; 
Catlin's Whitby Coliseum, Ltd. ; Catlin's 
(Uttoxeter) Ltd. b. 1901 ; ed. Sedburgh 
and Cambridge. Son of Will Catlin, pioneer 
of seaside concert parties and exhibitor in 
1910. Succeeded father as chairman of Catlin's 
Scarborough Entertainments in 1933. Addres- 
ses : Office : 36, Bath Road, Hounslow, 
Middlesex. Tel. : Hounslow 2818. Private : 
Burn Hay, Virginia Water, Surrey. Tel. 
Wentworth 3104. 

CATTERMOUL, CECIL L. 0., director, Catter- 
moul, Ltd. ; b. 1890 ; joined industry 1912 ; 
specialist in overseas markets, authority on 
film export ; London buyer for Scandinavian 
film trust for some years, then formed own 
company ; British representative of foreign 
distributors and theatre owners, including 
Svensk Filmindustn ; British Distributors 
(India), Ltd. ; the University of Reykjavik, 
Iceland ; Royal Naval Cinema, Gibraltar ; 
commercial adviser to certain British Govern- 
ment Departments, and Foreign Governments. 
Address : Colquhoun House, Broadwick 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 3592. 

CAVALCANTI, A. de A., film director and 
producer, b. 1897, Rio de Janeiro ; entered 
films as art director ; director in the French 
Avant-Garde group ; came to England 1934 
and worked in the documentary school ; 
Ealing, 1940-47; films include "North 
Sea," " Men of the Lightship," " The Foreman 
Went to France," "Went the Day Well," 
" Half -Way House," "Champagne Charlie," 
" Dead of Night," " The Life and Adventures 
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Fugitive," "The First Gentleman," "For 
Them that Trespass." Addresses : Agent : 
Linnit and Dunfee, 28, Brook Street, W.i. 
Private : 13, Shooter's Hill Road, Blackheath, 
S.E.3. Tel. : Greenwich 2448. 



CAYLEY, CUTHBERT JOHN, B.A., F.R.G.S., 
A.R.P.S., managing director C. J. Cayley 
Prods., Ltd. b. 1907 ; ed. Eton ; Cambridge. 
Member council, British Short Film Makers 
Society, Ltd. Addresses : Office : 26-27, 
D'Arblay Street, London, W.i. Private : 
23, Victoria Road, London, W.8. 



CHAMBERLAIN, F. G. W., proprietor, Gaiety. 
Bristol ; chairman, Bristol and West of 
England Branch C.E.A. ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1893, Southampton ; entered 
trade, 1917 ; acquired Knowle P.H., 191 8 ; 
built Gaiety, 1932, and Broadway, 1937 ; vice- 
chairman, Bristol Branch, 1921-36 ; chairman 
since 1936. Address : Gaiety, Wells Road, 
Bristol, 4. Tel. : 76224. 



CHAMBERS, FRANCIS VAUGHAN, exhibitor; 
secretary and director of various cinema 
companies, b. 1908. Entered business 1932 ; 
lessee of Roxy, Hanley, in partnership 
Edward Paxon, 1935 ; North Staffs. C.E.A. 
delegate since 1940 ; chairman, 1943. 
Addresses : Office : Roxy, Hanley. Tel. : 
Stoke-on-Trent 5497. Private : Sun House, 
Trentham Road, Dresden. Tel. : Longton 
39I9I. 

CHAMPION, CHARLES H., M.I.Mech.E., 
M.A.S.M.E.,M.A.I.E.E.,A.M.I.E.E. F.R.S.A. 
F.R.P.S., M.I.E.S., F.B.K.S. ; chairman 
and managing director, Charles H. Champion 
& Co., Ltd. ; managing director Ship Carbon 
Co. of Great Britain, Ltd. Technical manager, 
U.S. branch of Union Electric Co., 1912 ; 
founded Charles H. Champion & Co., Ltd., 
1921. Addresses : Office : National House, 
60-66, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
9376. Private : . One, Faircares, Roehampton 
Lane, S.W.15. Tel. : Prospect 6180. 



CHANCELLOR, DAVID, journalist and publicist, 
b. 1913 ; ed. Nautical College, Pangbourne. 
Editor, Screen Pictorial, 1937-39 ; executive 
editor, London Opinion, 1939-40 ; assistant 
editor, Strand Magazine, April 1946 ; joined 
J.A.R.O. publicity division, 1946. Address : 
Office : J.A.R.O., 38, South Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : May 7454. 



CHILTON, THOMAS, M.B.K.S. ; joint managing 
director, J. F'-ank Brockliss, Ltd. ; ed. Durham 
University ; entered trade with T. Thompson 
Film Hire Service ; subsequently supervising 
branch manager, Thompson-Thanhouser Films 
Ltd., Imperial Film Co., Ltd., and Hepworth 
Film Service, Ltd. ; joined J. Frank Brockliss, 
Ltd., 1924, as general manager ; director, 
1928 ; joint managing director, 1939 ; also 
director Powers Distributing Corporation,Ltd. ; 
member Projection Advisory Council, U.S.A. 
Address : 167, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 291 1. 

CHIPCHASE, CHARLES, chairman, Regal, 
(Walker), Ltd. ; member Northern Branch 
C.E.A. committee ; delegate to General 



Council; b. 1880, Cotherston. Member firm 
of Chipchase, Wood and Jacobs, chartered 
accountants ; at present, accountant to 37 
kinemas. Addresses : Offices : 74, Newman 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Museum 102 1 ; 
125, Albert Road, Middlesbrough. Tel. : 
Middlesbrough 3254. Private: " Lathbury," 
Cotherston, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. 
Tel. : Cotherston 214. 



CHURCH, GILBERT, managing director, Am- 
bassador Film Prods., Ltd. ; Famous Films 
(London), Ltd. ; Famous Films (Midlands), 
Ltd. ; Midland Exclusives, Ltd. ; Pioneer 
Exclusives, Ltd. ; Royalty Theatre (Bourne 
End), Ltd. ; Motion Pictures, Ltd. ; Majestic 
Films, Ltd. ; Bushey Film Studios, Ltd. ; 
b. 1899, London. Formed Gilbert Film 
Service, 1914 ; responsible for first talking 
films in the Midlands (Phonofilms) ; purchased 
assets of Twickenham Film Productions, Ltd. 
and Real Art Pictures, Ltd., 1945. Address : 
9, Weymouth Court, Weymouth Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Langham 158 1. 



CLARK, ROBERT, production executive, Asso- 
ciated British Picture Corpn., Ltd. ; b. 1905, 
Scotland. Graduated M.A., LL.B., Glasgow. 
University, 1925, and called to Bar, 1929 ; 
Entered Trade Elstree Studios, 1929 ; 
Took charge of production at Welwyn Studios, 
1935 5 appointed director A.B.P.C., Ltd., 1945; 
executive director in charge production and 
studios, 1948. Films produced include : — 
" The Man from Morocco," " I Live in Gros- 
venor Square," " Night Boat to Dublin," 
and " Quiet Week-end." Address : 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7887. 



CLAYTON, ELISHA MONTAGUE CHARLES; 

exhibitor ; b. 1882. Entered trade 1903 ; 
proprietor, Clayton's Bioscope, Sheffield , 
managing director, Oxford Picture House, 
Heeley Electric Palace, Pavilion, Attercliffe, 
Sheffield, and Electric Palace, Parkgate, 
Rotherham ; director of Heeley and Amal- 
gamated Cinemas, Ltd., Sheffield ; managing 
director, Palace, Woodseats, Sheffield, and 
Goldthorpe Hippodrome, Ltd., near Barnsley. 
Addresses : Bank Chambers, 70, The Moor, 
and 535, Fulwood Road, Sheffield. Tel. : 
Sheffield 31258. 



CLIFT, SIR S. W., chairman and managing 
director, Clifton Cinemas and associated 
companies ; b. 1885, Birmingham ; ed. 
King Edwards School, Birmingham ; national 
president C.E.A., 1944-45 ; president and 
chairman Birmingham and Midland Trade 
Benevolent Fund. Addresses : Office : 5, 
Union Street, Birmingham. Tel. : Midland 
3541. Private: 2, Moor Green Lane, Moseley, 
Birmingham. Tel. : South 3283. 



CLOW, COUNC. CHARLES WILLIAM, manager 
Plaza, Grimsby ; secretary North Lines. 
Branch C.E.A. b. 1899, ed. Carlinghow 
School, Batley, Yorks. Entered industry as 
chocolate boy, 1908 ; subsequently became 
operator and then manager ; general manager 
and secretary, Regent Pictures Batley, Ltd. ; 
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welfare and serves on numerous local 
committees. Addresses : Office : Plaza, 
Grimsby. Tel.: Grimsby 3131. Private: 
Hilcrest, 180, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby. 
Tel.: Cleethorpes 61851. 

COCKBURN, WILLIAM HENRY, director, 
British and Dominion Film Corp. ; D. and P. 
Studios, Ltd. Addresses : Office : Pinewood 
Studios, lei. : Iver 700. Private: 17, 
Romney Court, Winchelsea Gardens, Worthing, 
Sussex. Tel. : Worthing 3385. 

COHEN, JOSEPH, managing director, Jacey 
Cinemas, circuit of news and specialised 
theatres. Address : Somerset House, Temple 
Street, Birmingham. Tel. : Midland 2941. 

COLE, SIDNEY, B.Sc. (Econ.), associate producer, 
Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1908, London ; 
ed : Westminster City School and London 
School of Economics ; entered industry Stolls, 
1930 ; directed shorts in Republican Spain 
during Civil war, 1938 ; supervising editor 
for British National, Leslie Howard, Ealing ; 
associate producer " Dead of Night," " Loves 
of Joanna Godden " "Against the Wind," 
" Scott of the Antarctic"; past vice-president 
of A.C.T. and member of general council. 
Addresses : Office : Ealing Studios, Ealing 
Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : 
40, Warwick Road, Ealing, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 1152. 

COLES, GEORGE, F.R.I.B.A. ; b. 1884 ; archi- 
tect, specialist in kinem? design ; architectural 
editor Ideal Kinema. Addresses : Office : 40, 
Craven Street, Strand, W.C.2. Tel. : White- 
hall 7756. Private : Buck's Head, Manning's 
Heath, Sussex. Tel. : Lower Beeding 238. 

CORFIELD, JOHN, managing director, John Cor- 
field Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1893, Liverpool ; 
ed. Liverpool University ; joined the industry 
in 1934 ; lately managing director, British 
National Films, Ltd., and a director of Pine- 
wood Studios ; served during war as chairman 
of Man Power Board, Ministry of Labour, 
and as chairman of U.N.R.R.A/(London) Per- 
sonnel Board ; member of Ministry of Labour 
Appeal Tribunal and Court of Referees. 
Address : Panton House, 25, Haymarket, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Abbey 6044. 

CORNE, LESLIE, director, " Maxime " Circuit; 
controlling management and booking ; b. 
192 1 ; ed. Cardiff High School. Addresses : 
Office: 7, St. John Square, Cardiff. Tel.: 
355. Private : 6, Duffryn Road, Cardiff. 

CORNE, MAX, governing director, "Maxime" 
Circuit ; b. 1892 ; entered industry 1919 ; 
acquired Palace, Port Talbot ; built first 
kinema at Pont ardulais ; created "Maxime" 
Circuit with new kinemas at Port Talbot, 
Swansea, Blackwood, Ebbw Vale, 1936-7. 
Addresses : Office : 7, John Square, Cardiff. 
Tel.: 355, Private: "Lake Rise," Lake 
Road, East Cardiff. Tel.: Llanishen 1511. 

CORNELIUS, HENRY, director; b. 1913, 
South Africa ; film editor, Alexander Korda 
Productions, 1935-40 ; deputy director, film 
department, South African Propaganda 
Services (Union Unity), 1940-43 ; wrote, 
directed and produced 14 South African war 
documentaries; associate producer, "Hue 
and Cry," " It Always Rains on Sunday "; 



director, " Passport to Pimlico." Address : 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, London, 
W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

CORNWELL - CLYNE, ADRIAN, M.B.E., 
F.R.P.S., M.S.M.P.E., M.B.KS., director, 
Dufay-Chromex, Ltd. ; Polyfoto (England), 
Ltd. ; Coronet, Ltd. ; b. 1892, City of London : 
colour adviser, Calico Printers' Association, 
Manchester, 1919-28 ; colour photographic 
research, Agfa-Ansco Corpn., Binghamton, 
N.Y., 1931-32 ; consulting technologist, 
Raycol British Corpn., 1932 ; introduced Gas- 
parcolor to Gt. Britain, 1934 ; director, Gas- 
parcolor, Ltd., 1935-37 ; patentee of 
numerous inventions covering colour photo- 
graphy and illumination; inventor of tri-colour 
one-shot cameras, bi-packs chromoscopes 
colour-projectors, colour organs, daylight 
lamps ; author of ' ' Colour-Music : The 
Art of Light," 1925, "Colour Cinematography" 
J 937 ; producer of colour documentary films, 
including "Farewell, Topsails," " Spithead 
Review," "The Farm." Address: Dufay- 
Chromex, Ltd., Rythe Works, Portsmouth 
Road, Thames Ditton. Tel. : Emberbrook 
2350. 

CORONEL, SIDNEY A., managing director 
Coronel Renting and Production, Co., Ltd. ; 
Coronel Pictures, Ltd. ; ed. City of London 
School ; entered industry 1909 ; owned num- 
ber of kinemas ; associated with early produc- 
tions ; represented Nordisk and W. & F. for 
number of years ; later made and installed 
sound equipment and was managing director 
of Corolectric, Ltd. Address : 130, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3400. 



COURTAULD, STEPHEN L., M.C. ; chairman, 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., and Ealing Distribution, 
Ltd. ; brother of Samuel Courtauld, chairman 
of Courtaulds, Ltd. Address : Ealing Studios, 
Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 



COWARD, H. G., studio manager, Pinewood 
Studios ; b. 1900, Sittingbourne. Address : 
Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel.: Iver 700. Private: 15, Pinewood Green, 
Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 498. 

COXALL, HORACE S., managing director, 
Horace S. Coxall, Ltd. ; b. 1880. Entered 
trade as manager, 191 2 ; later toured own 
stock repertory company until disbanded, 
191 6 ; business manager, Square Film Co., 
until 1923 ; acquired company's assets, com- 
menced business as independent renter, 
founded present company. Address : 153, 
Queen Street, Glasgow, C.i. Tel. : Central 
9410. 

COX, WILLIAM CHARLES, CM. A. booking 
manager (G.B.). b. 1910 ; entered industry 
First National, 1928 ; Western Electric, 
1929-30 ; G.B. Picture Corp., Ltd., 1930. 
Addresses : Office : 123, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 8080. Private: 
16, Warren Road, Banstead, Surrey. Tel. : 
Burgh Heath 3090. 



CRABTREE, ARTHUR, film director, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. Shipley, 
Yorkshire ; assistant cameraman, 1929 ; chief 
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1944. Films since, include: — "Madonna of 
the Seven Moons," "They Were Sisters," 
"Caravan," "Dear Murderer," "The Calen- 
dar," " Quartet." Addresses : Office : Lime 
Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel.: 
Shepherd's Bush 1210. Private: " Cran- 
borne," 40, Park View Road, W.5. 

CRAIG, DONALD DUDLEY, A.C.A., A.S.A.A., 
director, Sheffield and District Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., Hallamshire Cinemas, Ltd. ; 
Sunbeam Pictures, Ltd. ; Sheffield Suburban 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; The Don Picture Palace, 
Ltd. ; The New Mills Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
The Marple Cinema Co., Ltd. b. 1908, ed. 
Rossall School. Addresses : Office : 3, 
Hartshead, Sheffield. Tel. : 20888. Private: 
The Tucker Farm, Bamford, nr. Sheffield. 

CRAIG, SIR GORDON, director and general 
manager, British Movietone News ; b. 1891. ; 
knighted 1929 ; liveryman, Gold and Silver 
Wyre Drawers Company ; vice-president, 
" Old Contemptibles " Association. Address : 
22, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 781T. 

CRAWFORD, W. C, equipment manager, 
Army Kinema Corp. b. 1900, ed. Royal 
Technical College, Glasgow. Apprenticeship 
Glasgow Corp ; joined R.C.A. 1929 ; enlisted 
Royal Engineers, 1940 ; transferred R.A.O.C. 
and Army Kinema Service ; joined A.K.C., 
1946. Addresses: Office: 36," Dover Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Regent 8070. Private: 
16, Denmark Road, Carshalton. Tel. : 
Wallington 3703. 

CREMIEU-JAVAL, IAN H., managing director 
G. B. Instructional Ltd. ; director, G. 
B. Equipments, Ltd. ; British Acoustic 
Films, Ltd. ; G. B. Kalee, Ltd. ; Theatre 
Publicity, Ltd. ; G. B. Screen Services, Ltd. ; 
Langford and Co., Ltd. ; G. B. Animation, 
Ltd. ; Cinema Television, Ltd. ; Bush Radio, 
Ltd. (Alternate) ; Bell and Howell Co., Ltd. ; 
British Optical and Precision Engineers, Ltd. ; 
B.T.P. Sales and Services, Ltd.; G. B. 
Furnishers, Ltd. ; Electrical Fono-Films, 
Ltd.; British Acoustic Marine Equipment 
Ltd.; Gaumont-British Africa (Proprietary) 
Ltd.; United World Films (Overseas), Ltd.; 
Kershaw and Sons, Ltd.; Kershaw Soho 
(Sales), Ltd.; Howse Mead and Sons, Ltd. ; 
b. 1900 ; ed. Trent and Marlborough ; entered 
business with Stoll 1919 ; joined H.M.V. 
1924 ; R.C.A. 1930 as general manager ; 
British Acoustic Films, Ltd., 1933. Club : 
Savage. Addresses : Office : Imperial House, 
80-82, Regent Street, London, W.i. Tel.: 
Regent 7222. Private: "Little Court," 
Sunningdale, Berks. 

CREWS, LAURENCE VICTOR, C.M.A. Western 
Theatre Controller, b. 1914 ; entered;industry 
1929 ; Odeon 1933 ; appointed " theatre 
controller, 1947 ; Bristol Branch C.E.A. 
delegate. Addresses : Office : Odeon, Bristol 
, 1. Tel.: 22614. Private: "The Home- 
stead," Shrubbery Avenue, Weston-Super- 
Mare. Tel. : 1428. 

CRICHTON, CHARLES, film director, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1910, Wallasey. Formerly 
film editor, London Film Prods. ; editor 
documentary films, Ealing, 1940 ; associate 
producer for "Nine Men"; director "For 
those in Peril," " Painted Boats," " Hue and 



Cry," " Against the Wind," " Another Shore." 
Addresses: Office: Ealing Studios, Ltd., 
Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761, 
Private : Mull Cottage, Denham, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Denham 2466. 

CRICKS, REGINALD HOWARD, F.B.K.S., 
F.R.P.S., technical consultant to B.K.S. and 
editor British Kinematography) ; technical 
editor Ideal Kinema ; member of British 
Film Academy. Son of George H. Cricks. 
Has specialised in the technical branch of the 
trade, having been for 10 years with W. 
Vinten, and, since 1926, in business as 
kinematograph engineer and consultant. 
Has designed much apparatus for studio 
dark-room and kinema, and is a regular con- 
tributor to the technical pages of the Kine. 
Weekly. Addresses : Office : 53, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C. 2. Tel.: Temple 
Bar 2092. Private : 6, Dulverton Road, 
Selsdon, South Croydon. Tel. : Sanderstead 
1403. 

CROMIE, ROBERT. F.R.I.B.A., architect, 
specialist in theatres and kinemas. b. 1887. 
Tate Lt-Col. R.E. Address: 10, Manchester 
Square, London, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 
3620. 



CROW, REGINALD V., managing director and 
secretary, Kent Films Motor Transport Co., 
Ltd. ; Balexcro Theatres, Ltd. ; treasurer 
of the Kent Branch, C.E.A. ; chairman 
London and Home Counties Branch, 1929 ; 
National president, C.E.A., 1931 ; recently 
technical adviser to C.E.A. Address : Palace 
Theatre, Ramsgate. Tel. : Ramsgate 31 
and 703. 

CROYDON, JOHN, producer, b. 1907, London ; 
entered industry as location accountant, 
Gainsborough Pictures, 1931 ; assistant 
studio manager, G. B., 1932 ; studio manager, 
Gainsborough, 1934 ; G. B., 1935 ; construc- 
tion manager, M-G-M, British, 1937 ; pro- 
duction manager Irving Asher Productions, 
x 939 J production supervisor, Ealing Studios, 
1940 ; associate producer, Ealing Studios, 
1944 ; in charge productions Highbury 
Studios, 1947-48. Addresses : P. F. (F) Ltd., 
5, Upper Berkeley Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Paddington 1221. Private : Flat 23, 
Fitzjohns Avenue, London, N.W.3. Tel. : 
Hampstead 8253. 



CUNNINGHAM, ARTHUR, chairman, Londes- 
borough and Capitol, Scarborough ; Queen's 
Theatre, Leeds ; formerly furniture manu- 
facturer and kinema equipment specialist ; 
equipped first kinemas about 1897 ; joined 
late Sydney Carter and formed New Century 
Pictures, Ltd., 1905, subsequently acquired 
by Denman Picture Houses, Ltd. ; ex- 
president of Cinema Veterans ; on board of 
management, C.T.B.F. for 24 years ; original 
member Council Cinema Defence (now 
C.E.A.), about 1908. Address : Tower 
Crest, Heysham, Morecambe. Tel. : Hey- 
sham 17 and Leeds 58541. 

CUR RAN, JAMES, general manager, and director 
of Curran Theatres, b. 1906, ed. St. Malachy's 
College, Belfast. Addresses: Office : 405. 
Antrim Road, Belfast. Tel. : 43228-9, 
Private : Waterloo Park, Belfast. 



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DALRYMPLE, IAN MURRAY, B.A., F.R.S.A., 
film producer and director of Wessex Filrn 
Prods. Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; ed. Rugby ; Trinity 
College, Cambridge. Entered industry 1927 ; 
supervising editor Gainsborough and G.-B., 
^92>2-Z5 ; screenplay-writer, 1935-39 ; executive 
producer, Crown Film Unit, 1940-43 ; produc- 
tions include; "Esther Waters," "The 
Woman in the Hall," " Once a Jolly Swag- 
man," " All Over the Town," " Mr. Prohark." 
Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, 
Iver Heath. Tel. : Iver 700. Private : The 
Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos. Tel. : 
Bourton-on-the-Water 383. 



DALRYMPLE, J. BLAKE, M.C., A.R.P.S. 
M.B.K.S., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A., director, Films 
of Africa, Ltd., Elder-Dalrymple Prods., 
Ltd. ; b. 1912 ; ed. Sedbergh ; pioneer 
co-producer of classroom films, later known 
as Carrick series. Specialist in photography ; 
has made films in South America, Poland, 
Germany and continent of Africa ; producing 
documentaries in Southern Rhodesia. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 178, St. Vincent Street, 
Glasgow. Tel. : Central 3521. Private : 
Wick Estate, P.O. Box 94, Gatooma, Southern 
Rhodesia. Tel. : Gatooma 0222. 



DALTON, L. W., founded Star Illustration 
Works, Ltd. Joined M. P. Sales in 1910 to 
edit Pictures, first fan paper, and take charge 
of advertising for Biograph, Kalem, Lubin, 
and later Famous Players ; edited magazines 
for Pearsons and Amalgamated Press. Ad- 
dress : Star, D'Arblay Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3033. 



DANIELS, A., F.S.A.A., secretary, Portsmouth 
and Isie of Wight branch and Sussex branch 
C.E.A. ; senior partner, A. Daniels & Co., in- 
corporated accountants ; b. 1889, Southamp- 
ton. Addresses : Office : Albemarle House, 
Osborne Road, Southsea, Tel. : 73645 ; 75, 
West Street, Fareham., Tel. : 3056 ; Private : 
No. 6, Netley Mansions, South Parade, 
Southsea. Tel. : Portsmouth 31495. 



DANISCHEWSKY, MONJA, associate producer, 
Ealing Studios ; entered trade as publicity 
assistant, M-G-M ; appointed Ealing com- 
panies, 1938 ; later became script writer ; 
part author screenplay "Undercover"; 
author "Greek Testament"; publicity 
director Ealing 1943 ; associate producer, 
" Whiskey Galore," 1943. Address : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. 

DAPONTE, DEMETRE L. D.Sc, L.S.C. (Ant- 
werp), managing director Dufav Chromex, 
Ltd. ; Spicer-Dufay (British), Ltd. ; Dufay- 
color, Ltd. ; British Industrial Laboratories ; 
Polyfoto (England), Ltd. ; Coronet, Ltd. ; 
Dufaylite, Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; mechanical, optical 
and illuminant research work; in charge study 
of " Persistence of vision," Sorbonne, Paris. 
Study of stereoscopic projection, which estab- 
lished the pulsograph system. Research work 
on colour photography ; gave lectures and 
demonstration on stereoscopy, British As- 
sociation and Royal Academy ; financed many 
mechanical, chemical and optical inventions. 
Addresses : Office : 14, Cockspur Street, S.W.i., 
Tel. : Whitehall 6747 ; Private : Fairlie Place, 
Withdean, Sussex, Tel. : Preston 3018. 



DARNBOROUGH, ANTONY, producer, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. 1913, Wey- 
bridge ; formerly journalist ; production 
manager for Sydney Box; producer, "The 
Calendar," "My Brother's Keeper," "Quar- 
tet," " Portrait from Life,"' " Once upon a 
Dream." Addresses: Office: Gainsborough 
Studios, Poole Street, Islington, N.i. Tel. : 
Clerkenwell 1271. Private : 730, Kensington 
Close, W.8. Tel. : Western 8170. 

DAVIES, JOHN WINGETT, managing director, 
Davies Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1908 , ed. Marl- 
borough and Whitgift ; originally a ship- 
broker, entered the Trade in 1931 ; chairman 
London Branch C.E.A., 1948, and delegate to 
General Council for several years. Address : 
26-27, D'Arblay Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
1454-5. 

DAVIS, ALFRED, chairman and managing 
director, Davis Theatre, Croydon ; b. 1899 j 
entered trade as director Davis' Pavilion Circuit 
and controlling booking and publicity depart- 
ments ; joined Board of Gaumont-British, 
April, 1927, and appointed booking manager; 
retired 1928 to take control Davis' Theatre 
Croydon ; director New Era National Pictures, 
Ltd., until July, 1932 ; chairman, London and 
H.C. Branch, C.E.A. , 1937 ; D.A.D. of Army 
Kinematography at War Office 1939-45. 
Address : Marble Arch Pavilion. Tel. : Mayfair 
1811. 

DAVIS, BASIL, M.I.E.E., M.Brit.I.R.E., con- 
sulting engineer ; b. 1892. Responsible for 
design of over 130 of the largest installations, 
including stage lighting at Royal Opera House, 
Covent Garden ; Regal, Edmonton ; Troca- 
dero, Elephant and Castle ; Garrick, South- 
port ; Davis, Croydon ; Curzon, Mayfaii ; 
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street ; 
Paris Cinema ; also many A.B.C., Donada 
and G.-B. Houses. Entered Trade with 
original Davis Pavilion Circuit ; three years 
chief engineer to G.-B. ; four years consulting 
engineer to G.E.C., two years consultant to 

B. T.-H. Sound Equipment, Ltd. ; R.A.F. 
1939. Addresses: Office: Pavilion, Marble Arch, 
W.i. Tel. Mayfair 1811. Private : 56, 
Fountain House, Park Lane, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 3540. 

DAVIS, BERNARD THOMAS, F.S.A.A.; b. 1897, 
Birmingham. Entered Trade 1926 ; president 

C. E.A. 1947-48 ; honorary secretary, Birming- 
ham and Midland C.T.B.F. since 1929; 
chairman, Birmingham branch C.E.A., 1944-47; 
Addresses : Office : Lombard House, Gt. 
Charles Street, Birmingham, 3. Tel. : Central 
3635. Private : 12, Sherbourne Road, 
Acocks Green, Birmingham. Tel. : Aco. 
0651. 

DAVIS, JOHN H., managing director, J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation, Ltd. ; managing director 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd. ; Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., and associated companies ; 
director British and Dominions Film Cor- 
poration, Ltd. ; Denham and Pinewood 
Holdings, Ltd. ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, 
Ltd. ; Foy Investments, Ltd. ; Gainsborough 
Pictures (1928) Ltd. ; Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd. ; G. B. Animation 
Ltd. ; G.B.-Kalee Ltd. ; General Cinema 
Finance Corporation, Ltd. ; General Film 
Distributors, Ltd. ; Greater Union Theatres 
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Investments, Ltd. ; Odeon Cinema Holdings, 
Ltd. ; Odeon (Ireland), Ltd. ; Overture 
Theatre, Ltd. ; Production Facilities (Films), 
Ltd. ; Sound Equipment, Ltd. ; Union 
Investments, Ltd. ; Winter Garden Theatre 
(London), Ltd. ; The Odeon Theatres (Canada), 
Ltd. ; British Optical and Precision Engineer- 
ing, Ltd. ; Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd. ; 
General Theatre Corporation, Ltd. Address : 
38, South Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 7454. 



DAWSON, G. W., F.L.A.A., director, RK-O 
Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; RKO-Radio British 
Prods., Ltd. Entered business in 1921 
with Ideal Films, Ltd. Joined RKO-Radio 
as secretary, 1930 ; appointed director RKO- 
Radio, 1936. Address : Dean House, Dean 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 



DEAN, VAUGHAN N., general manager, 
A.B.P.C. Elstree Studios ; b. 1902, Aber- 
deen ; educated, Aberdeen University ; 
qualified, chartered accountant, 1926 ; entered 
Industry, 1930, as general and production 
manager associated company of British 
International Pictures ; production manager 
and associate producer to independent 
producing companies, 1933-41 ; production 
specialist M.o.L, 1941-42 ; studio controller 
A.B.P.C. Welwyn Studios, 1942-8 Addresses : 
Office : Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1600. Private : 4, 
Handel Close, Cannons Park, Edgware. Tel. : 
Edgware 0893. 

DEARDEN, BASIL, film director, Ealing Studios, 
Ltd. Films include : " The Bells Go Down," 
"The Half-Way House," "Dead of Night," 
" The Captive Heart," " Frieda," " Saraband 
for Dead Lovers." Address : Ealing Studios, 
Ealing Green, W T .5. Ealing 6761... 



DEEMING, CHARLES K., managing director, 
Universal Car Co., Ltd. ; New Empire, 
Loughborough, Ltd. ; Rex Cinemas (Mid), 
Ltd. ; Coalville Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1890 ; 
ed. Atherstone Grammar School ; silver mining 
in Spain until 1914 ; entered industry 1920. 
Addresses : Office : Rex, Coalville. Tel. : 
56. Private : One Ash, nr. Loughborough. 
Tel. : Quorn 297. 

DE GRUNWALD, ANATOLE, film producer; 
director of International Screenplays, Ltd. ; 
World Screenplays, Ltd. ; b. 1910 ; ed. 
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge ; 
Sorbonne, Produced "The Demi Paradise" 
'-'The Way to the Stars," "The Winslow 
Boy," "Bond Street," "Queen of Spades," 
"The Last Days of Dolwyn." Address: 
Office : 45, Clarges Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Grosvenor 3312. 

DE JONGE, H.R.A., joint managing director, 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd. ; director, Taylor, Taylor, 
Hobson, Ltd. ; Bell and Howell Co., Ltd. ; 
British Optical and Precision Eng., Ltd.; 
b. 1 901. Educated Bedford School. Entered 
business, 1927,. as supervisor for the Gaumont 
Company on French production. Berlin and 
Central Europe, representative, Gaumont 
Co. until 1930 ; assistant to managing director, 
British Acoustic Films 193 1 ; director, British 
Acoustic ; G.-B. Equipments, Ltd. ; B.T.P. 
Sales and Service, Ltd., Electrical Fono-fihns 



Co., A/s (Copenhagen) 1933 ; joint managing 
director, G.B.-Kalee, Ltd., 1943. Addresses: 
Office: National House, 60/66, Wardour 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 
Private : " Little Bartons," Old Bath Road, 
Sonning, Berks. 



DEL GIUDICE, F., founder and managing 
director, Pilgrim Pictures, Ltd., formerly 
managing director, Two Cities Films, Ltd. 
In charge of production ; b. 1892, Trani, 
Italy ; educated University of Rome. Was 
international lawyer. Responsible for pro- 
ductions of "French Without Tears," 
"Freedom Radio," "Unpublished Story," 
"In Which We Serve," "The Gentle 
Sex," "The Flemish Farm," "The Lamp 
Still Burns," " The Demi Paradise," " Tawny 
Pipit," "The Way Ahead," "This Happy 
Breed," "English Without Tears," "Mr. 
Emmanuel," "Don't Take it to Heart!", 
"Blithe Spirit," "The Way to the Stars," 
"Henry V," "Beware of Pity," "Men of 
Two Worlds," "The Way We Live," "Car- 
nival," " School for Secrets," " Hungry Hill," 
"Odd Man Out," "Hamlet," "The Guinea 
Pig," " Private Angelo." Address : 1, 
Hanover Square, W.i. Tel.': Mayfair 8361 
and Bourne End 88. 



DENNETT, JOHN C, director of publicity, 
J. Arthur Rank Organisation; b. 1911, 
Rotherham, Yorkshire. Formerly reporter 
Sheffield Independent and Mail and Harrow 
Observer. Joined editorial staff To-day's 
Cinema, 1935 ; publicity manager Odeon 
Theatres, 1942-47. Address: Imperial House, 
Air Street, W.i. Tel.: Regent 7331. 



DENT, MAURICE ARTHUR, company director. 
Originally associated with the stage, entered 
Industry under J. D. Walker ; was responsible 
for the Scottish distribution of Lasky Pictures . 
Founded Waverley Films, Ltd., and was 
managing director until merged into Wardour 
Films, Ltd., of which he became managing 
director. Was founder director of Associated 
British Picture Corporation which took over 
distribution from Wardour Films. One of 
the founders Scottish Irade Benevolent 
Fund ; hon. member and one of the founders 
Cinema Club ; ex-chaplain and founder 
member, Lodge Anima (1223), Glasgow. Re- 
signed from A.B.P.C. November, 1940 ; vice- 
president K.R.S. for three years. Address : 
Ascot House, 52, Dean Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerard 2050. 



DE ROCHEMONT, RICHARD G., producer, 
" The March of Time " ; b. December 13, 1903, 
Chelsea, Mass; educated public schools, 
Cambridge Latin Sch. ; Williams College, 
1920-21 ; A.B., Harvard, 1928. Foreign 
editor, Movietone Newsreel, 1930-31 ; director 
for France, Fox Movietone, 1931-34 ; general 
foreign manager, "The March of Time," 
r 934~40 ; managing editor, " The March of 
rime " (Division of Time, Inc.), 1940-43 ; 
producer of " The March of Time " since 1943. 
Address: "The March of Time," 369. 
Lexington Avenue, New York, N . Y. 

DICKINSON, ROBERT WILLIAM, M.A.(Cantab ) 
Deputy director and secretary, British Film 
Institute, b. 1912, ed. Malvern College, 
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staff London Morning Post, 1933-7 ; assistant 
director B.F.I. 1937 ; war service India 
1940-45 ; appointed present post 1946. 
Editor Sight and Sound. Addresses: Office : 
164, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 1642. Private : 19, 
Chesney Court, London, W.9. Tel. : Cun- 
ningham. 8919. 



DICKSON, LOUIS D., managing director, Astoria, 
Edinburgh ; b. 1880 ; electrical engineer ; 
entered Trade 1899; member of Cinema 
Veterans ; appointed kinematographer Scottish 
National Exhibition, 1908 ; vice-chairman 
Scottish branch C.E.A., 1926 ; chairman 1927; 
delegate to General Council. Address : 
16, Dovecot Road, Edinburgh, 4. Tel. : 
65658. 



DOBSON, J. F., F.C.I.S., secretary and director 

of various kinema companies ; director 
Provincial Insurance Co., Ltd. ; Stephen 
Taylor Photographic, Ltd. ; Secretary of 
the West Lanes, branch C.E.A. Address : 
75, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness. Tel. : 
Barrow-in-Furness 429. 



DONAGHY, N. A., A.S.A.A. general manager 
and accountant, Charles H. Donaghy circuit, 
N. Ireland ; b. 1914, Aughanacloy, Co. Tyrone, 
N.I. Addresses : Office : County Cinema, 
Omagh. Tel. : 261 . Private : Dublin Road, 
Omagh. Tel. : 229. 



DONAT, ROBERT, actor ; film debut, " Men of 
Tomorrow," " That Night in London," 
"Cash," "Private Life of Henry VIII," 
" Count of Monte Cristo," " 39 Steps," " Ghost 
Goes West," " Knight Without Armour," 
"The Citadel," " Goodbye, Mr. Chips," " The 
Young Mr. Pitt," " Adventures of Tartu," 
"Perfect Strangers," "The Winslow Boy." 
Address : c/o Christopher Mann, Ltd., 
140, Park Lane, W.i. 



DOONER, RICHARD, managing director Plaza 
and New Theatre Maesteg, Coliseum and 
Pavilion, Abergavenny, Olympia, Ogmore 
Vale ; b. 1870, Eastwood, Nottingham ; 
pioneer of kinema movement in Wales ; be- 
came chairman South Wales and Monmouth 
branch of the C.E.A. ; president of the C.E.A., 
1935-36 ; ex-president, Cinema Veterans. 
Address : 4, Salisbury Road, Maesteg, Glam. 
Tel. : 373- 



DOWNING, ANTHONY, production publicity 
manager, J.A.R.O. ; joined London Films, 
1933 ; director Arrow Publicity, 1939 ; 
assistant to director of publicity J.A.R.O., 
1945. Address : Office : J.A.R.O. Publicity 
Division, Imperial House, Air Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Regent 7331. 



DROGHEDA, HENRY CHARLES, EARL OF, 

K.C.M.G., chairman, Cinematograph Films 
Council ; Film Selection Board, b. 1884 ; 
Eton College ; Trinity College, Cambridge. 
Director general, Ministry of Economic 
Warfare, 1942-5 ; chairman of committees, 
House of Lords, 1946. Addresses : House of 
Lords, S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 6240. Private: 
Leigh Hill House, Cobham, Surrey. Tel. : 
Cobham 515. 



DRYHURST, EDWARD, producer; b. 1904; 
ed. St. Albans School. Recent films : 
"Master of Bankdam," "While I Live," 
"Noose," "The Romantic Age," "A Bullet 
in the Ballet." Addresses : Office : National 
House, 60, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 6429. Private : Flat 5, 206, Preston 
Road, Brighton, Sussex. Tel.: Preston 7381. 



DUNBAR, J. S., J. P., East of Scotland; con- 
troller, Circuits Management Association, 
Ltd. ; member Scottish branch C.E.A. 
executive committee ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1895, Edinburgh ; joined late 
Fred Graham- Yooll as manager, Marine 
Gardens, Edinburgh, later appointed 
general manager, Graham- Yooll Enterprises 
opened St. Andrew Square P.H., Edinburgh, 
1921 ; circuit manager with G.B. 1928; 
assistant divisional superintendent, G.B., 
Scotland and Northern Ireland, 1937. Ad- 
dresses : Office : New Victoria, Clerk Street, 
Edinburgh. Tel. : 44421. Private : 35, 
Mayfield Road, Edinburgh. Tel. : 42217. 



DYER, ANSON, F.R.S.A., managing director, 
Anson Dyer Studios, Ltd. ; Analysis Films, 
Ltd. ; b. Brighton ; entered trade and made 
first cartoons, 1918 ; joined Hepworth's, 
1922 ; made " Story of the Flag " for Archi- 
bald Nettlefold Productions ; opened own 
studios, 1935, to produce colour cartoons, 
including "Sam and His Musket" (Stanley 
Holloway series). Recent productions ; 
include children's cartoons for Rank 
Organisation. Address: Anson Dyer Studios, 
Stratford Abbey, Stroud, Glos. Tel. : 629. 



EADIE, ERNEST RICHARD, M.B.K.S. ; ex- 
hibitor ; past-cb airman, Northern Branch 
C.E.A. ; member of committee ; b. 1885, 
Birmingham ; joined C.E.A., 1913 ; vice- 
chairman of branch, 1942-44 ; chairman, 1945 ; 
initiated formation of Newcastle section of 
the B.K.S., 1945 chairman 1947-49. Addresses: 
Office: "Apollo Cinema," Birtley, Co. 
Durham. Tel. : Birtley 123. Private : 
" Oaklea," Limetrees Gardens, Gateshead, 
9, Co. Durham. Tel. : Gateshead 71685. 



EAGLE, R. J., A. CCA. ; director and secretary, 
Studio Holdings Trust, Ltd. ; Jack Buchanan 
Prods., Ltd. ; Anglofilm Ltd. ; director, 
Favoured Films, Ltd. ; Great West Film 
Prods., Ltd. ; Craft Films, Ltd. ; b. 1906, 
London ; entered industry 1938. Address : 
Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, 
Haymarket, S.W.i. 



EARNSHAW, STANLEY, joint managing 
director, Strand Electric and Engineering 
Co., Ltd.; b. 1904 ; ed. St. Dunstans College, 
London ; Son of Arthur T. Earnshaw, 
found of Strand Electric ; specialist in stage 
lighting ; joined Strand Electric, 1922 ; 
appointed board, 1935 ; managing director, 
1945. Addresses : Office : 24, Floral Street, 
London, W.C2. Tel. : Temple Bar 7464, 
Private : Prompt Corner, Wotton Way. 
Cheam, Surrey. Tel. : Ewill 2812. 

ECKIWAN, JNR., SAMUEL, C.B.E., chairman 
and managing director, Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer Pictures, Ltd., London ; chairman 
and managing director, New Empire, Ltd, 



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London ; director, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
British Studios, Ltd. ; director, Loew's 
International Corp., New York ; b. New 
York City ; ed. New York Public Schools 
and College of the City of New York ; entered 
Industry, New York, exhibitor with his 
father, and later became New York manager 
of Mutual Film Corporation ; subsequently 
manager of New York branch Triangle Film 
Corporation ; New York manager of the 
Goldwyn Picture Corporation ; later trans- 
ferred to home office of Corporation ; elected 
vice-president of the Goldwyn Distributing 
Corporation, taking over supervision, Eastern 
Division ; on amalgamation with Metro., and 
formation of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, assumed 
charge of New England, New York and New 
Jersey districts ; appointed managing director 
of Jury-Metro-Goldwyn, Ltd., London (now 
M-G-M Pictures Ltd.), 1927 ; past-president 
New York Fibn Board of Trade ; president, 
K.R.S., London, 1931-34 ; made Commander 
of the Order of the British Empire, 1947 ; 
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manu- 
facturers, and Commerce ; Fellow of the 
American Geographical Society ; member of 
American Society in London ; Banker's, 
Club, New York ; Royal Societies Club, 
London ; American Club, London ; American 
Chamber of Commerce in London ; English 
Speaking Union of the British Empire ; 
Masonic bodies, Pacific Lodge No. 233, New 
York (PM) Constitution Chapter No. 230, 
Royal Arch Masons, New York, Anima Lodge, 
London. Address : 19, Tower Street, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 8444. 

EDMONDS, GEORGE, F.V.A., senior Partner, 
George Edmonds and Partners, Surveyors, 
Valuers, Auctioneers ; kinema, studio and 
theatre specialists ; b. 1897 ; commenced in 
practice 1920. Address : 4, Blenheim Street, 
New Bond Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 1929. 

EDMUND30N, JACK, manager, Regal, Grimsby 
vice-chairman, N. Lines. Branch C.E.A. 
1946-47 ; joined A. B.C., 1936. Addresses: 
Office : Regal, Grimsby. Tel. : 2878. 
Private : Westlands, Bargate, ' Grimsby, 
Lines. Tel. : 55863. 

EDWARDS, LLEWELYN, J.P., managing 
director, Royal Entertainments, Ltd. ; chair- 
man, North-Western branch, C.E. A., 1946-47 ; 
delegate to General Council; b. 1885. 
Addresses : Office : Queens Chambers, Sussex 
St., Rhyl. Tel.: 844. Private :" Engle- 
field," Russell Road, Rhyl. Tel. : 136. 

ELDER, JOHN C, F.R.G.S., managing director, 
Elder Film Productions, Ltd. ; founder of 
Scottish Educational Film Movement ; as- 
sociated with visual aid experiments for 
Glasgow Corporation ; Garrick series edu- 
cational films ; produced and directed over 
200 educational, interest, travel and docu- 
mentary films. Addresses : Office : 118, 
Beythswood Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 5224. Private: " Cintra," Spsirs 
Road, Bearsden. Tel. : Bearsden 312 1. 

ELLIMAN, MAURICE, vice-chairman Odeon, 
(Ireland), Ltd. ; director, Irish Cinemas, 
Ltd. Address : Office : Theatre Royal, 
Dublin, Eire. 

ELLIOTT, W. C, manager, Majestic, Ports- 
mouth ; member Portsmouth and I.o.W. 
branch, C.E.A. committee ; b. 1893, Ports- 
mouth. Associated with late W. G. Stokes 
in building the Majestic, 1920-21 ; chairman, 



Portsmouth branch, 1942, vice-chairman, 
1947- Address: Majestic, Kingston Cross, 
Portsmouth. Tel. : 6652. 

ELLIS, H. E., (Chick), sales manager, Pathe" 
Pictures, Ltd. ; joined industry, Fox Film 
Co., 1921 ; branch manager and supervisor, 
Warner-First National ; assistant sales 
manager Pathe, 1947 ; sales manager, 1948. 
Addresses : Office : Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4314. Private: 
31, Birchwood Avenue, M.uswell Hill, N.io. 
Tel. : Tudor 4571- 

ELLIS, MAJOR A. 0., exhibitor; proprietor of 
kinemas in Torquay, Brixham, Tiverton ; 
b. 1877. Trained as a surveyor. Entered 
Industry as exhibitor in 1910 ; member 
of Devonport Borough Council, 1907-13, 
and for two years chairman of the finance 
committee. Address: Sutherland Tower, 
Higher Warberry Road, Torquay. Tel. : 
2895. 

ELTON, HERBERT, managing director, Eskay, 
Ltd. ; Aleph Entertainments, Ltd. ; Midland 
Empire Theatres, Ltd. ; delegate to C.E.A. 
General Council ; member C.T.B.F., com- 
mittee. Entered Industry as salesman Cardiff 
branch Ideal Films, 1920 ; manager, Notting- 
ham branch, 1922. Resigned 1930 to control 
exhibiting interests. Address : Commerce 
Chambers, Elite Buildings, Nottingham. 
Tel. : Nottingham 2273-4. 

ELTON, ARTHUR, director, Film Centre, 
Ltd. ; b. 1906 ; educated, Marlborough and 
Cambridge. Scenario department, Gains- 
borough, 1927 ; E.M.B. Film Unit, 1930 ; 
G.P.O. Film Unit, 1934 ; producer to Ministry 
of Labour 1934-35 ; founded Film Centre, with 
John Griersonand Basil Wright, 1937 ; super- 
visor production, M. of I., 1941-44 ; president, 
Scientific Film Association, 1943-45 ; rejoined 
Film Centre, 1945 ; film adviser Danish 
Government, 1946 ; film adviser, Control 
Commission of Germany, 1947 ; Governor of 
British Film Institute, 1948. Address : 
34, Soho Square, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4253. 

ELVEY, MAURICE, film director since 1913. 
Films include : " Mr. Wu," " Fruitful Vine," 
" Sally Bishop," ; many Matheson Lang sub- 
jects for Stoll ; Gaumont, 1926, " Mdlle. from 
Armentieres," " Hindle Wakes," "Roses of 
Picardy," "Flag Lieutenant," " Quinneys," 
" Balaclava," " High Treason," " School for 
Scandal," "Sally in Our Alley," "The Lodger,' ' 
" Soldiers of the King," " Lily of Killarney," 
"Wandering Jew," "Princess Charming," 
"This Week of Grace," "The Code," "Road 
House," "The Clairvoyant," "The Tunnel," 
" Spy of Napoleon," " Man in the Mirror," 
" Widow's Island," " Who Goes Next ? " "The 
Lightning Conductor," "The Return of the 
Frog," "For Freedom" (epic of the Graf 
Spee), "Salute John Citizen," "The Lamp 
Still Burns," " Medal for the General," " The 
Gentle Sex" (co-direction), "Strawberry 
Roan," " Beware of Pity." Has directed in 
Hollywood for Fox and M-G-M. Manager, 
Christopher Mann, Ltd. Address : 1, Carlton 
House Terrace, S.W.i. Tel.: Whitehall 5264., 

ELVSN, GEORGE H., F.C.I.S., general secretary, 
Association of Cine, and Allied Technicians 
and Film Industry Employees' Council ; 
member Cinematograph Films Council ; 
chairman, Labour Research Department ; 
member of executive committee, British 
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Workers' Sports International Provisional 
Committee ; member executive committee, 
T.U.C. Non-Manual Workers' Advisory 
Council ; Hon. Films Advisor, UNO ; 
member of Committee for Production 
and Preparation of Visual Aids (Ministry of 
Education). Address: 2, Soho Square, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 8506-7-8. 

EMERY, J. F., J. P., proprietor of the J. F. Emery 
Cinema Circuit ; b. Wigan. Started business 
on his own account in Salford kinema trade, 
1919 ; elected to the Salford City Council, 
1921 ; subsequently becoming alderman, and 
in 1932-33 was made Mayor. Returned to 
Parliament for Salford West, November, 
1935. Address : Midland Bank House, 
26, Cross Street, Manchester. Tel. : Black- 
friars 5618, and Pendleton 2611. 

EVANS, BR 5 N LEY, managing director, Hull 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Hull Picture Playhouses, 
Ltd. ; Savoy (Hull), Ltd. ; Associated Hull 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Monica P.H. (Hull), Ltd. ; 
. Cleveland P.H., Ltd. ; Winter Gardens (Brid- 
lington), Ltd. ; Goole Palladium, Ltd. ; 
Northern Combines, Ltd. ; Priory Cinemas, 
Ltd. ; Halternprice Cinemas, Ltd. ; chairman, 
Hull and District branch, C.E.A., 1946-47. 
Addresses : Office : Criterion Theatre, George 
Street, Hull. Tel.: 33752. Private: "The 
Croft," Heads Lane, Hessle, E. Yorks. 

EVEMY, CHARLES, chief engineer, A.B.P.C., 
Elstree and Warner-First National, Tedding-, 
ton; b. 1904 ; ed. Brockenhurst Grammar 
School ; entered industry, George Clark 
Prods. ; British Lion, 1928-31 ; Warner 
Studios, Teddington. Addresses : Office : 
Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, Herts. 
Tel. : Elstree 1600. Private : Beams End, 
Hedgerley Lane, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. 
Tel. : Fulmer 161. 

FANCEY, E. J., managing director, New Realm 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Celluloid Despatch Services, 
Ltd. ; D.U.K. Films ; b. 1902, Richmond, 
Surrey. Addresses : Office : Queen's House, 
Leicester Square, W.C.2. Tel.: Gerrard 2368; 
6302. Private : St. Brides, Mill Road, W. 
Worthing. Tel. : Worthing 2666. 

FANCOURT, L. B., executive administrator, 
Northern Controls, Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd. Entered Trade 1919 ; 
formerly manager Astoria, Brixton ; Para- 
mount, Manchester ; N.W. branch C.E.A. 
delegate. Addresses : Office : 2, Mount 
Street, Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 3558. 
Private : 19, De Quincey Avenue, Timperley, 
Cheshire. Tel. : Sale 4816. 

FARLEY, FRANK ERNEST, instructor i /c 
Audio-Visual Aids Centre, Wandsworth 
Technical College, S.W.18 ; chairman, 
National Federation of Educational Film 
Groups, b. 1904 ; ed. Goldsmiths College, 
University of London. Specialist teacher, 
geography since 1925 ; founded London 
Schools' Film Society, 1934 ; initiated 
conferences in 1939 and 1945 which led to 
formation N.F.E.F.G. Addresses : Wands- 
worth Technical College, High Street, S.W.18. 
Tel. : Battersea 2355-7. Private : 50, 
Ashridge Crescent, Shrewsbury Park, S.E.18. 
Tel. : Woolwich 1302. 

FAVELL, ARNOLD ROWLAND, A.S.A.A., 
secretary, Sheffield branch C.E.A. ; Ecclesall 
and Endcliffe Picture Palace, Ltd. ; Sheffield 
Amusements Co., Ltd. ; managing director 



and secretary, Walkley Palladium, Ltd. 
Plaza (Sheffield), Ltd. ; Grosvenor Hall & 
Estate Co., Ltd.; b. 1903. Address: 47, 
Bank Street, Sheffield, 1. 

FELLOWES-FARROW, E. S., M.A., M.Sc, 
Ph.D., F.R.I.P.H., F.R.S.A., Comdr. Order 
of St. John of Jerusalem ; chairman and 
managing director, Instructional Screen, Ltd., 
Britannia Sub-Standard Productions, Ltd. ; 
Visual Education, Ltd. ; chairman Filmhire 
(London), Ltd., and associated companies ; 
editor Christian Screen; b. 1896, Hull; 
ed. Hull Tech. College, City of London College, 
Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. 
Address: 9, Upper Berkeley Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Ambassador 2351 and 1763. 

FENNELL, FRANGIS, general manager and 
director, Regent and Imperial, Blackpool, 
b. 1894 ; ed. Market Drayton, Salop. 
Secretary Regent, Blackpool, 1925 ; appointed 
general manager and secretary, 1929 ; 
Imperial, Blackpool, 1931 ; director 1945. 
Addresses: Office: Regent, Church Street, 
Blackpool. Tel. : Blackpool 21357. Private : 
Frandor, Lodge Lane, Little Singleton, 
North Blackpool. Tel. : Poulton-le-Fylde 79. 

FIELD, E. H., hon. treasurer Eastern Counties 
Branch C.E.A ; director Yarmouth and 
Gorleston Investment and Bldg. Co., 
Ltd. ; b. 1877, Great Yarmouth ; formerly 
managing director, Yarmouth and Lowestoft 
Cinemas, Ltd. Address : 16, South Quay, 
Gt. Yarmouth. Tel. : 2274. 

FIELD, MARY, director G.-B. Instructional, 
Ltd. ; ed. University of London ; joined British 
Instructional Films as education manager, 
1926 ; assistant editor 1926 and became 
editor, continuity, script writer, assistant 
director, director ; production manager, 1933 ; 
director of G.-B. Instructional, Ltd., 1934 ; 
inaugurated department of Children's Enter- 
tainment Films (G.-B. I.) for the J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation, 1944. Addresses : Office : 
Children's Entertainment Films, G.-B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd., 17, Oxendon Street, S.W.i. 
Tel. : Whitehall 2826. Private : 7, Porches- 
ter Gate, W.2. 

FIELDER, W. A., general manager, Assoc. 
British- Pathe ; entered Industry 1919 in 
Sales Dept, of Wardour Films, Ltd., subse- 
quently absorbed by A.B.P.C., Ltd. ; later 
promoted to sales manager and then general 
manager of distribution department ; became 
general manager Path6 Pictures, Ltd., on 
merging of two companies. Addresses : 
Office : Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 4314. Private: "Little 
Thatch," Station Road, Ham Manor, Ang- 
mering, Sussex. Tel. : Rustington 1266. 

FIND LAY, HUGH, publicity manager, M-G-M 
British Studios, Ltd. ; joined Trade with 
Pathe Freres ; manager publicity, Gaumont 
Co., 1929 ; G. B. Picture Corp., Ltd., studio 
publicity manager, 193 1 ; New World 
Pictures (subsequently 20th Century Prods., 
Ltd.), 1937 ; Press officer, Film Div., M. of I., 
1940; later " publicity for Ealing Studios. 
Address: Metro-Gold wyn-Mayer Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 2000. 

FLETCHER, ARTHUR PAUL, B.A., producer 
and managing director Greenpark Prods, 
b. 1914 ; ed. Bradfield College ; Queen's 
College, Oxford. Entered industry, script 
writer, Publicity Films, 1937. Address : 
Guild House, Upper St. Martins Lane, W.C.2, 
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FLIGELSTONE, THEO. H., managing director 
T.H.F. Theatres, Ltd. ; Watford Amusements, 
Ltd. ; member Cinematograph Film Council, 
,B. of T. ; b. 1895, Cardiff ; joined Servalls 
Exclusives, Ltd., as managing director 
president C.E.A., 1936-37. Address : Ascot 
House, 52-3, Dean Street, London, W.i. Tel.: 
Gerrard 8802. 

FOOKS, W. J., secretary, S. Wales and Mon- 
mouth Branch C.E.A. ; secretary, Park Hall 
Cinema, Cardiff ; b. 1900 ; incorporated 
accountant. Address : 3, Park Place, Cardiff. 
Tel. : Cardiff 729. 

FOOT, VICTOR A., F.I.P.I., A.M.Inst.B.E. ; 
managing director, Ossicaide, Ltd. ; entered 
the public address field in 1932 with Ossicaide 
amplifiers and "Foot" microphones; holds 
large number of patents in connection with 
sound. Address : Dereford House, Wimbledon 
Park Road, S.W.19. Tel. : Putney 4646. 

FORD. MAURICE, managing director and 
producer, Moore-British Film Productions, 
Ltd. b. 1910 ; entered industry 1927 as 
camera assistant at B.I.P., and Welwyn ; 
chief cameraman, Kinemas Limited, 1930; 
director of lighting, 193 1 ; film director- 
cameraman, 1932 ; joined Paramount News, 
1935 5 war correspondent for Paramount, 
1939. Current productions ; " Entente Cor- 
diale," "Stardom," "Another World." 
Address : Office : 39, Church Road, London, 
W.3. Tel. : Acorn 5454. 73, Delamere Road, 
Road, Ealing, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 4347. 

FORSYTH, EDWARD GEOFFREY, assistant 
controller, CM. A. Children's Cinema Clubs, 
b. 1918 ; ed. Ravensfield College. Joined 
G-B 1935. Addresses: Office: New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, London, W.i. Tel.: 
Regent 8080. Private : 34, Southwold 
Mansions, Widley Road, Maida Vale, London, 
W.9. Tel. : Cunningham 7098. 

FORSYTH, JAMES, O.B.E., director, Davis 
Theatres, Ltd. ; Palmer Newbould, Ltd. ; 
b. 1889 ; joined industry 1917 as assistant 
manager of Shaftesbury Pavilion ; became 
manager, Shepherd's Bush Pavilion ; G. B. 
West End circuit manager, 1927-30 ; director 
of public relations G. B. Picture Corp., 1930-48; 
public relations dept., JARO, 1948. Addresses : 
Office : 38, South Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair'7454. Private: The Old School House, 
Powderham, near Kenton, Exeter ; and 
177, Queen's Gate, S.W.7. 

FOSTER, JACK, A.S.A.A., A.C.I.S., secretary 
and chief accountant, Eagle-Lion Distributors 
Ltd. ; Eagle-Lion Distributors (Greece), 
Ltd. ; Eagle-Lion Distributors (Middle East), 
Ltd. b. 1913 ; ed. Eastbourne Grammar 
School. Addresses: Office: 169 /171, Oxford 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9777. 
Private: 119, Windmill Lane, Bushey 
Heath, Herts. Tel. : Bushey Heath 1672. 

FOX, CHAS. G-, M.B.E., F.C.I. S., chairman, 
Ernest F. Moy, Ltd. ; treasurer, I.A.K.M. ; 
b. 1872. Started manufacturing kinematograph 
apparatus in conjunction with the late Ernest 
F. Moy, 1895 ; formed the Cinematograph 
Co., Ltd., 1898 ; vice-president Cinema 
Veterans, 1948. Addresses : Office : 134, 
Bayham Street, N.W.i. Tel. : Gulliver 5451. 
Private : 96, Highgate West Hill, N.6. Tel. : 
Mountview 5929. 



FOXWELL, IVAN, producer, b. 1914 ; entered 
industry 1933 ; produced French films, 
"Train pour Venise," 1937; " Carrefour " 
1938 ; and " Sarajevo," 1939 ; producer and 
co-author screenplay, " No Room at the Inn," 
1948. 

FRANCE, THOMAS NICHOLSON, director, Park 
Picture Theatre Co., Ltd. ; Rex Cinema, 
Finchley, Ltd. ; F. H. Pride, Ltd. ; treasurer 
London branch, C.E.A. ; delegate to General 
Council; secretary, Cinema Veterans (1903) ; 
b. 1885. Joined late Sidney Bacon, 1896, 
and was associated with him in all branches of 
entertainment business. Address : 59, Wood- 
land Rise, Muswell Hill, London, N.io. 
Tel. : Tudor 2132 and Museum 0751. 

FREEDMAN, ABE, exhibitor ; member L. and 
H.C. branch, C.E.A. committee ; delegate to 
General Council ; b. 1877, Dowlais, S. Wales ; 
chairman, L. and H.C. branch, 1940. 
Addresses : Offices : The Regal, Minehead. 
Tel. : 439, Queens, Minehead. Tel. : 843. 
Private: 110, Bickenhall Mansions, Baker 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 5990. 

FRENCH, HAROLD, director-producer ; b. 1899, 
London. Addresses : c/o Connies, Ltd., 92, 
Regent Street, W.i. Tel.: Regent 4542. 
Private : 29, Yeomans Row, London,S. W.3. 

FRENCH, SIR HENRY L., G.B.E., K.C.B., 
director-general British Film Producers 
Association ; chairman Film Casting Associa- 
tion, Ltd. b. 1883 ; educated Southsea 
and Kings College, London ; entered Civil 
Service, 1901 ; general secretary, Food Pro- 
duction department, 1917-20 ; represented 
United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, etc., 
at tbe International Institute of Agriculture, 
Rome, 1930-34 ; appointed director of Food 
(Defence Plans) Department, November, 
1936 ; secretary, Ministry of Food, 1939-45 ; 
made official visits to U.S. and Canada in 
1943 ; India, 1944 ; Australia and New 
Zealand, 1945-46 ; South Africa, April 1946, 
to advise Union Government on its food 
problems ; retired from the Civil Service, 
June, 1946 ; appointed director-general of 
B.F.P.A., August 1, 1946. President, British 
Film Production Joint Apprenticeship and 
Training Council; delegate to U.N.E.S.C.O., 
Annual Conference, Mexico City, November, 
1947. Address : Seymour House, 17 Waterloo 
Place, S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 1986-8. 

FRENCH, ALD. R. DUNCAN, J.P., managing 
director, Tunnel Road, Picturedrome, Ltd. ; 
director, Liverpool Majestic Picture Palace, 
Ltd., and secretarj 7 of several companies, 
b. 1872, Kendal. Incorporated accountant. 
Became interested in flotation of Picture- 
drome Companies, 191 2 ; after member- 
ship of City Council for 21 years, was 
Lord Mayor of City of Liverpool, 1942-43. 
Addresses : Arran, Dowhills Road, Blundell- 
sands, Liverpool, and 17, N. John Street, 
Liverpool. Tel . : Great Crosby 2202 ; 
Central 5836. 

FREND, CHARLES, film director, b. 1909; 
ed. King's College, Canterbury ; Trinity 
College, Oxford. Entered industry, 1931 ; 
joined Ealing Studios, 1941 ; films include : 
"The Big Blockade," "The Foreman went 
to France," " San Demetrio, London " " The 
Return of the Vikings," "Johnny French- 
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"Scott of the Antarctic." Address: Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, London, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

FREWIN, LESLIE RONALD, unit publicity 
director, A.B.P.C., Elstree and Welwyn 
Studios, b. 1916. Entered industry, 1936. 
Addresses : Office : Elstree Studios, Herts 
Tel. : Elstree 1600. Private : Flat 66, 
Effra Court, Brixton Hill, London, S.W.2. 
Tel'. : Brixton 2563. 



FRIEDMAN, JOSEPH, Chairman and director 
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ltd. ; Colum- 
bia Pictures (Export), Ltd. ; managing 
director. Columbia (British) Productions, 
Ltd. ; director of Columbia Film A.B., 
Stockholm ; Columbia Films S.A., Paris ; 
Columbia Films S.A., Spain ; Columbia 
Films A/S, Copenhagen. Address : 139, 
Wardouf Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4321. 

FULLER, W. R., general secretary of C.E.A. , 
barrister-at-law ; succeeded W. Gavazzi King, 
first general secretary in 1925 ; he has been 
associated since that date, and before, with 
every important trade movement and develop- 
ment, and has been responsible for the pre- 
paration of much material which has found 
its way into legislation for the better regula- 
tion of the trade. Address: 164, Shoftesbury 
Avenue, W„C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 7864-9. 

FULLERTON, WILLIAM JAMES, LL.B., 
chairman and director, Apollo Films, Ltd. ; 
Apollo Film Prods., Ltd. b. 1888 ; ed. 
University of Tasmania, Australia. Director 
of Palace Pictures, Hobart, Tasmania, 1912. 
Addresses : Office : 5, Bishopsgate, E.C.2. 
Tel. : Avenue 2714. Private : St. Faiths, 
11, Alleyn Park, West Dulwich, S.E.21. 
Tel. : Gipsy Hill, 3772. 

FURSE, WILLIAM FRANCIS, M.I.E.E., chair- 
man, W. J. Furse and Co., and subsidiary 
companies, b. 1884 ; ed. Nottingham 
University. Founded firm of electrical 
engineers ; managing director for over 30 
years. Addresses : Office : Traffic Street, 
Nottingham. Tel. : 88213. Private : Pel- 
ham Lodge, Ruddington, Nottingham. Tel. : 
Ruddington 92. 



GAMBLE, B. T. S., M.S. I.E., M.B.K.S., director, 
switchgear dept. F. H. Pride, Ltd. ; ap- 
prenticed to electrical engineering with 
B.T.-H. ; served successively with English 
Electric Company and Courtaulds, Ltd., 
Coventry ; joined Micklewright, Ltd., as 
manager, 1927 ; became associated with F. H. 
Pride, Ltd., 1935. Address : 69-81, High 
Street, Clapham, S.W.4. Tel. : Macaulay 
2281. 

GARLING, W. F., M.B.K.S., M.B.F.I., 
M.S.M.P.E., manager, reproducer equipment 
dept., R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; 
first associated with development of sound 
apparatus in 1927, in the laboratories of 
General Electric Company, Schenectady ; 
joined engineering dept., R.C.A. April, 1928 ; 
transferred to R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd., 
London, 1929. Addresses: Office ■ 36, 
Woodstock Grove, Shepherds Bush, W.12. 
Tel. : Shepherds Bush 1200. Private : 
20, Blythwood Road, Pinner. Tel. : Pinner 
5447- 



GELL, WILLIAM J., C.B.E., managing director, 
Monarch Film Corporation, Ltd. ; joined the 
Gaumont Company 1910 ; joint general 
manager 1922 ; joint managing director 1928 ; 
sole managing director 1929 ; resigned 
Gaumont Company 1933 and directorships 
of British Acoustic Films, Ltd. ; Inter- 
national Acoustic Films, Ltd. ; Gainsborough 
Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; Film Clearing Houses, 
Ltd. and Denman Picture Houses, Ltd ; 
managing director of Pathe Pictures, Ltd., 
and on board of British Instructional Films, 
Ltd., and Pathe Equipment Ltd., 1933-43 ; 
formed Monarch Film Corporation, 1947. 
Addresses : Office : Morris House, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.i. Tel.: Whitehall 951 1. 
Private : 8, Eastbury Court, Kensington, 
W.8. Tel.: Western 7712. 



GELL, WILLIAM V. A., director, Monarch 
Film Coporation, Ltd. ; Kingsby Co. Ltd. 
Entered Kodak, Ltd., 1938. Addresses : 
Office : Morris House, Jermyn Street, London, 

5. W.i. Tel.: Whitehall 9511. Private: 

6, Hall Road, London, N.W.8. Tel.: 
Cunningham 8397. 



GENT, COUN, H. S., exhibitor; b. 1892; edu- 
cated Wesley College and King Edward VII. 
School, Sheffield; actively associated with 
Coliseum, Spital Hill, Sheffield, since 1913 ; 
elected to the Sheffield City Council November, 
1935, and re-elected, 1938 and 1946 ; chair- 
man, Sheffield and District Branch C.E.A. 
1938-42 and 1947. Address: 12, Kenbourne 
Road, Sheffield, 7. Tel. : Sheffield, 51456. 



GIBSON, W. S., managing director, Thompson's 
Enterprises, Ltd. ; joined industry, 191 1 ; 
chairman, Northern Branch C.E.A., 1935 ; 
1939-41. Addresses : Office : 4, Palladium 
Buildings, Eastbourne Road, Middlesbrough. 
Tel. : Linthorpe 88156. Private : 64, Cam- 
bridge Road, Midddlesbrough. 

GILBERT, FRANK L., B.Sc. (Lon), Ph.D. 
(Cantab.) ; joint managing director, Pro- 
duction Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; experience 
in commerce and industry, including manage- 
ment, consultancy ; chief organisation officer, 
Ministry of Food, 1940-44. Address: Imperial 
House, Air Street, London, W.i. Tel. : May- 
foir 2210. 



GILBERTSON, R., general manager, Royalty, 
Gosforth ; member Northern Branch C.E.A. 
committee ; b. 1892, Boldon, Co. Durham ; 
organised Managers' Separate Section, 
Northern Area, and was first chairman ; 
bon. secretary, Northern branch, Society of 
Cinematurians. Addresses: Office : Royalty, 
Gosforth. Tel. : 51065-6. Private : "Braemar," 
8, Kensington Avenue, Gosforth' Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, 3. Tel. : 51065-6. 



GILLETT, BERNARD EDWARD, hon. secretary, 
Birmingham Teachers' Film Society; National 
Federation of Educational Film Groups, 
b. 1904. ed. Birmingham University. Mem- 
ber Birmingham Educational Committee's 
Film Advisory Committee, 1937-45 ; educa- 
tional representative, British Film Institute, 
1940-42 ; started Birmingham Teachers' 
Film Society, 1946 ; assisted foundation of 
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Groups ; member of 13-13 Panel of National 
Committee for Visual Aids in Education. 
Addresses : Office : Comers Farm, Secondary 
Modern School, Rubery, Birmingham. Tel. : 
Rubery 274. Private : 143, Ridgacre Road, 
Quinton, Birmingham, 32. Tel. : Woodgate 
257i. 



GILLIAT, SIDNEY, writer, director, producer ; 
director, Individual Pictures Ltd. ; b. 1908, 
Edgeley, Cheshire ; entered films as reader ; 
joined Elstree's scenario department ; later, 
gag man and assistant to Waiter Forde ; 
joined Gaumont-British company as junior 
writer, 1930; wrote "Jack's the Boy" and 
" Rome Express " for Gainsborough Pictures ; 
first original story "Friday the 13th"; 
formed Individual Pictures, Ltd., with Frank 
Launder in 1944 ; screenplays include, " The 
Lady Vanishes," " Night Train to Munich," 
"The Young Mr. Pitt," "Millions Like Us," 
"Waterloo Road," "2,000 Women," in 
collaboration with Launder ; jointly produced 
with Launder, "The Rake's Progress," "I 
See a Dark Stranger," " Green for Danger," 
"Captain Boycott," "London Belongs to 
Me," "The Blue Lagoon." Addresses: 
Office : 146, Piccadilly, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 8272. Private : 25, The Vale, 
Chelsea, S.W.3. 



GLEN, SAMUEL JOSEPH, exhibitor. Entered 
industry, 1909. Member, Sussex branch 
C.E.A. committee. Address : 74, Seaside 
Road, Eastbourne. Tel. : 1183. 



GLENiSTER, E. V., secretary, Bournemouth 
section, Hants and E. Dorset Branch C.E.A. ; 
member Branch committee ; manager, 
Regent, Bournemouth ; b. 1885, Chelsea ; 
founded Cross Pictures, Ltd., in association 
with late Pearl Cross, 1906 ; manager, York's 
Theatre, Brighton, 1921-29 ; joined G.B., 
1929 ; chairman Sussex Branch C.E.A., 
1922-26. Address : Regent, Bournemouth. 
Tel. : 2402. 



GODFREY, R. H., joint managing director, 
Cheshire County Cinemas, Ltd. ; vice- 
chairman N. Western Branch C.E.A. 1947-8, 
delegate to General Council ; b. 1904, Glasgow. 
Addresses : Office : Empress, Runcorn, 
Cheshire. Tel. : 2962. Private : The Ridge, 
Manley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire. Tel. : 
2269. 



GOLDBERG, JACK, managing director, H. and 
G. Enterprises (London) Ltd. ; Albert 
Graham Prods., Ltd. b. 1893 ; ed. Grimsby 
College, Lines. Addresses : Office : Broad- 
mead House, 21, Panton Street, London, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 1992. Private : 
19, Bryan Avenue, Willesden, N.W.10. Tel. : 
Willesden 0515. 



GOLDRICK, MILES ALEXANDER, chairman 
and managing director, Western Electric 
Co., Ltd. b. 1903, ed. University of California. 
Entered technical side industry, 1927 ; 
Comdr. U.S. Navy, 1941-5 ; appointed 
present post December, 1945. Address: 
Office : Liberty House, Regent Street, 
London, W.i, Tel, : Regent 1001. 



GOLDSBROUGH, H., F.C.C.A., secretary, 
Bradford and District branch, C.E.A. ; b. 
1897, Bradford. Addresses : Office : 23, 
Piccadilly, Bradford. Tel. : Bradford 24097. 
Private : " Whinbank," Moorfield Drive, Bail- 
don, Yorks. Tel. : Shipley 54580. 

GQLDSTONE, JOHN, chairman and booking 
manager, Goldstone Cinemas, Ltd. b. 1902 ; 
ed. Leeds Modern School ; manager Empire, 
Huddersfield, 1924 ; now controls, with two 
brothers small circuit in Leeds and district. 
Addresses : Office : Carlton Chambers, 84, 
Albion Street, Leeds. Tel. : 27682. Private: 
6, Westcombe Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds. 
Tel.: 64251. 

GOLDWATER, SIDNEY, M.B.K.S., managing 
director, Sound and Scene Services, Ltd. 
b. 1899 ; ed. Marylebone Grammar School. 
Entered industry, Gaumount Co., 1916 ; 
Walturdaw 1927 ; sales manager, Sound 
and Scene Services, 1945 ; managing director, 
1947. Addresses : Office : 145, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7238. Private : 
28, Dudley Court. Temple Fortune, N.W.n. 
Tel. Speedwell 1563. 

GOODLATTE, DAVID JOHN, managing 
director Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
b. 1906. Joined A.B.C. 1930 ; booking 
manager "B" circuit 1939 ; entire circuit 
1946 ; appointed assistant managing director, 
June 1947 ; member of Joint Concilia- 
tion Board of C.E.A., and K.R.S.; A.B.C's. 
representative to Board of Trade's Film 
Selection Committee. Addresses: Office: 
30-1, Golden Square, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7887. 

GOODMAN, MOSS, managing director, Empire 
Film Prods. ; Empire Film Distributors, 
Empire Film Publicity, b. 1893. Pioneer 
producer of advertising films ; formed 
M. Goodman and Co., 1919. Addresses : 
Office : Radnor House, Regent Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 9901. Private : 15, 
Warwick Lodge, N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 
1976. 



GORDON WINSTAN, F.R.S.A., chairman and 
managing director Gordon's Associated 
Companies ; Gordon's Sales and Advertising 
Service, Ltd. ; Gordon's Publicity, Ltd. ; 
Gordon's Paper Products, Ltd. ; Kine-Ads., 
Ltd. ; Stillograph, Ltd. ; T. J. Smith & Son 
(Manchester), Ltd. ; president, Association 
of Display Producers ; member Association 
Specialised Film Producers and Incorporated 
Sales Managers' Association. Addresses : 
Office : Imperial Buildings, Oxford Road, 
Manchester, 1. Tel. : Ardwick 2773. 25, 
Haymarket, S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 4985. 

GOSSAGE, JOHN WINWOOD, producer, b 
1905 ; ed. Uppingham. Formerly recording 
manager Decca Records, and later Peter 
Maurice Publishing Company ; director, 
Reunion Films, 1935 ; associate producer, 
Associated British Productions, "House- 
master," "Jane Steps Out," "Yellow Sands," 
"Marigold," "Outsider," "The Gang's All 
Here," advisor " So Well Remembered " 
(R.K.O.-Rank) ; production manager, " Uncle 
Silas," " Hamlet " (Two Cities) associated 
producer " It's Hard to be Good," producer, 
"Grass in Piccadilly." Address: 68, Glou- 
cester Terrace, W.2. Tel. : Pad. 2763. 



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GOTFURT, FREDERIC, scenario writer; b. 
1901, Berlin, Germany. Author, novels and 
piays, editor of literary periodical. Scenario 
writer in Paris and London since 1933. 
British pictures: "The Girl in a Taxi" 
(B.U.P.), "It Happened One Sunday" 
(A.B.P.C.), "Temptation Harbour" (A.B.P.C.). 
Under contract, A.B.P.C., since 1942. 
Addresses: Office : A.B.P.C., Colquhoun 
House, Broadwick Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
8646. Private : 62, Ossulton Way, London, 
N.2. Tel. : Tudor 6321. 

GRAHAM, ISAAC, managing director, Paiace 
and Kinema, Newark ; b. 1877, Hull, director 
of Premier Pictures, Ltd., Sheffield, 1914 ; 
and later of the Abbeydale P.H. Co., Ltd., and 
Central P.H. Co. (Sheffield), Ltd. Address : 
37, Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Park, 
Sheffield. 

GRAHAM, S., director, Grahams Circuit. 
Addresses : Office : Oxford House, Oxford 
Street. Nottingham. Tel. : 40326. Private : 
" Eastwell Hall," East well, nr. Melton Mow- 
bray, Notts. Tel. : Harby 306. 

GRANTLEY AND MARKENFIELD, THE LORD, 

director, Denham and Pinewood- Studios, 
Ltd., and many production companies; b. 
1892, London. As Captain Norton, joined 
United Artists, 1930 ; in charge British pro- 
duction, 1931-33 ; joined board, Bntish 
and Dominions Film Corp., 1933 ; managing 
director, Pinewood Studios, 1936 ; executive 
director, D. and P. Studios, 1938-42 ; 
chairman, Film Producers' Association, 
1938-39. Member of Board of Trade Films 
Council, 1938-39. In 1937 formed Pine- 
brook, to make "co-operative" pictures. 
Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. Private : 
Norton Lodge, Farnham Royal, Slough, 
Bucks. Tel. : Farnham Common 86. 

GRANT, T. A., A.C.A., director, Potteries 
Theatres, Ltd., Hanley ; secretary, N. 
Staffordshire branch, C.E.A. ; b. 1878, Lei- 
cester. Member firm, Bourner, Bullock and 
Co., chartered accountants ; director, United 
Manufacturers, Ltd., Hanley. Addresses: 
Offce: 17, Albion Street, Hanley: Tel.: 
29591. Private : Sneyd Avenue, Newcastle, 
Staffs: Tel.; 671 18. 

GRANT, MAJOR WALTER, b. 1879 ; ed. Mill 
Hill House and University, Birmingham ; 
qualified in medicine and dental surgery ; 
entered Industry 1909 ; founded P.C.T. with 
the late Dr. Jupp, and became one of the 
first directors ; now with Gaumont - British 
Corporation, P.C.T. and associated com- 
panies ; director United Picture Theatres, 
Ltd. Addresses: Office : 123, Regent Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Regent 8080. Private: West 
Lodge, Cowes, I.o.W. Tel. : 517. 

GREEN, FRANK, managing director, Ace Dis- 
tributors, Ltd. ; entered business 1919 ; pro- 
ducer and distributor 1940 ; films officer, 
Ministry of Supply, 1940-45 ; developed Royal 
Ordnance Factory Film Services for training 
operatives in munitions work ; specialist in 
films for industry. Address : Ace House, 
Broadwick Street, W.i. Tel, : Gerrard 
3165-6. 

GREEN, H. J., J. P., a principal in George Green 
Circuit ; hon. treasurer, Scottish Branch 
C.EA. ; hon, president and trustee. Scottish 



C.T.B.F. ; son of the late George Green ; 
the Green Circuit, in which he and his brother 
are associated includes the Playhouse Renfield 
Street, Glasgow (seating 4,312), the largest 
kinema in Europe ; Playhouse, Dundee 
(seating 4,150) ; Playhouse, Ayr (seating 3,300), 
Playhouse, Wishaw (seating 3,000). Address: 
"Glenard," 13, Beech Avenue, Glasgow, S.i 

GREENE, J. LESLIE, chairman Hope Hall 
Cinema, Liverpool ; Ritz Rink and Walton 
Vale, P.H. ; managing director, Metropole, 
Bootle ; chairman Enterprise (Liverpool), Ltd. ; 
b. Liverpool ; formerly journalist ; managing 
director Liverpool City Press, Ltd. ; first presi- 
dent Liverpool Kinema Exchange, 1920. Ad- 
dresses : 7, Elliott Street, Liverpool, W. Tel. : 
Royal 7538. 18, Charing Cross Road, London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Temple Bar 7421. 128, 
Nightingale Lane, London, S.W.12. Tel. : 
Battersea 2647. 

GREENWOOD, W, J., general manager, Leeds 
Entertainments, Ltd. ; member Leeds Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1886, Sunderland, 
entered entertainment business 1901. Ad- 
dresses : Office : Western Talkie Theatre, 
Leeds, Tel. : 42078 ; Private : 8, Berkeley 
View, Leeds, 8. 

GREY, RICHARD MICHEL, Director of Condor 
Film Corp., b. 1915 ; ed. Eton. Entered in- 
dustry, 1936 ; script writer and assistant 
director, Joe Rock Studios and B.I. P. ; 
founder Condor, 1945. Films include " Birth 
of a Film," "Eyes that Kill," "The Glass 
Mountain," "A Gunman Has Escaped," 
" Furlough from Heaven." Address: Office: 
Belgrove House, Belgrove Street, London, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Terminus 4701. 

GRIBBLE, THOMAS WILLIAM, manager. 
Pavilion, Cleveleys ; member West Lanes, 
branch C.E.A. committee, b. 1899. ed. 
South Staffordshire College. Entered manage- 
ment 1927. Addresses: Office: Pavilion, 
Cleveleys, Blackpool. Tel. : Cleveleys 2122. 
Private : Beulah Cot, 30, Rough Le Road, 
Cleveleys, Blackpool. 



GRSERSON, JOHN, films controller, C.O.I, b. 
Deanstown, N.B., 1898. ed. Glasgow Univer- 
sity. -Rockefeller Research Fellowship in Social 
Science 1924-27 and during that time worked 
at American Universities ; surveyed educa- 
tional and propaganda film methods in 
different countries for the British Government; 
founded E.M.B. Film Unit and Empire 
Library, 1930 ; G.P.O. Film Unit, 1934 ; 
chairman, Film Centre Ltd. ; film adviser 
to Imperial Relations Trust, 1937-39 ; film 
commissioner for Canada, 1939-43 ; general 
manager, Wartime Information Board, 
Canada, 1943 ; director of Mass Media, 
U.N.E.S.C.O., 1947. Address : 83, Baker 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 4420. 

GRIFFITHS, D.E., O.B.E., London representative 
Sol Lessser "Prods., Inc. ; Frederick Brissen, 
Independent Artists Inc. b. 1895 ; member 
Royal Naval Film Corporation ; deputy 
chairman, Royal Air Force Cinema Corpora- 
tion ; president K.R.S. 1936-39 and 1947-48. 
Addresses : 30, Old Compton Street, London, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 3301-2. Private: Argyll,, 
54, Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing,, W-5.. 
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GRIGGS, JACK, publicity manager, Associated 
British Picture Corporation ; Assoc. British- 
Pa. the b. 1902. ed. Southend Secondary 
School. Entered Industry, Ideal Films, 1923 ; 
press representative, First National Pathe ; 
assistant publicity manager Radio Pictures ; 
publicity manager, Grand National Pictures ; 
press officer, Films Division, M. of I., 1941-45 ; 
vice-president, Publicity Section, A.C.T., 
1946-47 ; chairman F.I.P.C. 1947-48. 
Addresses: Office : Film House, Wardour 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4314. 
Private : Fortholme, Molember Road, East 
Molesey. Tel : Emberbrook 3230. 

GROVE, Brig. I. R., O.B.E... J.P., M.Inst.T., 
managing director, F.T.S. (Great Britain), 
Ltd. ; London and Provincial Film Transport 
Co., Ltd. ; F.T.S. Printers (Cardiff), Ltd. ; 
F.T.S. (Exports), Ltd. ; Highland Develop- 
ment Trust, Ltd. ; Lothians Star Theatres, 
Ltd. ; Star Theatre (Lochore), Ltd. ; Primrose 
Pictures, Ltd. ; director, Glasgow and 
West of Scotland Cinemas, Ltd. ; Groye 
Picture Houses (Glasgow), Ltd. ; Astoria 
Cinemas (Glasgow), Ltd. ; Arbroath Picture 
House Co., Ltd.; president of F.T.S., Ltd., B.C. 
Canada ; entered Trade, 191 1 ; associated 
with Fleet Cinema Commission, 191 7-19 ; 
first commandant, Army Kinema Services, 
1941 ; deputy director, War Office, 1943-44 > 
first director, Interservices Kinematography, 
India, 1944-46 ; now Staff Officer (Kine) India 
Office and Hon. Technical Advisor, Army 
Kinema Corps ; J. P. for County of West 
Lothian since 1930 ; Scottish representative 
on R.H. Central Wages Boards and Road and 
Rail Central Conference. Address: Inchgarvie 
House, South Queensferry, West Lothian. 

GROVES, REG., writer-producer, b. 1908 ; 
editor "World Film News," 1936-37; script 
writer, Strand Film Co., Ltd., 1938-43 ; 
Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Aylesbury 
Division, 1937-45 ; film critic " New Leader " 
I939-43-44-45- Addresses : Private : 2, 
Granard Road, London, S.W.2. 

GUMMERSALL, COUN. F. L., chairman, 
Beeston P.H. (Leeds), Ltd. ; Abbey Enter- 
tainments, Ltd. ; b. 1882, Bradford, Yorks ; 
hon. treasurer, Leeds Branch, C.E.A. ; Coun. 
City of Leeds, since 1930. Addresses : Office : 
20, Bardon Chambers, Infirmary Street, Leeds j 
1. Tel.: 25196; Private: 42, Osborn e 
Road, Morecambe, Lancashire. 

GUNBY, STANLEY JOHN, A.S.A.A., secretary, 
Leicestershire branch, C.E.A. b. 1914. 
ed. South Wigston Intermediate School. 
Addresses : Office : National Chambers, 
4, Horsef air Street, Leicester. Tel. : Leicester 
5134. Private : 4, Lime Tree Avenue, 
Birstall, Leics. 

HAINES, RONALD, B.Sc, F.I.M.T., producer, 
director and scenarist ; director of British 
Foundation Pictures, Ltd. ; British Founda- 
tion Distributors ; British Documentary Films, 
Ltd. ; British Tabso, Ltd. ; Films of All 
Nations. Address: 171, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.C.i ; Tel. : Temple Bar 8577. 

HALAS, JOHN, producer-director, Halas and 
Batchelor Cartoon Films, Ltd. b. 1912. 
Entered industry, George Palace, 1927 ; 
director, British Animated Films, British 
Colour Cartoon Films ; produced and directed 
" Music Man," " The Brave Little Tin Soldier," 
"Filling the Gap," " A.B.U." series for 
M.o.L, "Train Trouble," "Handling Ships," 



"Charley " colour cartoon series for Co. I. 
Addresses : Office : 10a, Soho Square, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 7681. Private: 29, Winchester 
Road, Northwood. 

HALLETT,C.G. HEYS, M.A. (Cantab.), A.I. P.E., 
M.B.K.S., managing director, Mole Richardson 
(England) Ltd., joined Standard Telephones 
and Cables, Ltd., 1925 ; Morgan Crucible 
Co., 1927 ; manager various divisions and 
in charge of research, manufacture, sales, arc 
lamp carbons since 1933 ; chairman, Papers 
Committee B.K.S., 1941-45. Address: Mole 
Richardson (England) Ltd., H.I. Arc Works, 
Bashley Road, N.W.10. Tel. : Elgar 6»34- 

HALSTEAD, HENRY, managing director, 
Marylebone Film Studios, Ltd. b. 1919. 
ed. Loughborough College. Addresses : 
Office : 245 Marylebone Road, N.W.i. Tel. : 
Paddington 2444. Private : 10, Wallace 
Court, N.W.i. Tel. : Paddington 2954. 

HAMER, RICHARD, booking controller Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd. b. 1898, 
Wales. Entered industry, 1922 ; later joined 
D. J. James Circuit as booking manager ; 
circuit transferred to J. Arthur Rank Organisa- 
tion and subsequently absorbed by Odeon 
Theatres, 1942 ; appointed present post 
October, 1948. Addresses : Office : New 
Gallery House, Regent Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 8080. Private : 22, West 
Heath Court, London, N.W.i 1. Tel. : Speed- 
well 6594. 

HAMMER, WILLIAM, chairman, Exclusive 
Films Ltd. ; chairman and managing director, 
Hammer Prods., Ltd. ; chairman and 
managing director, Hammer House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. b. 1887. ed. Godolphin and 
Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. 
Prop., Westcliffe Theatre, Clacton; Ranelagh 
Theatre, Felixstowe ; lessee Grand, Croydon ; 
Queens Hall, Holland-on-Sea ; Pavilion, 
Littlehampton ; Grand, Basingstoke ; Theatre 
Royal Bournemouth ; chairman of a London 
building society ; proprietor, jewellers shops 
and hairdressing salons ; member of Clock- 
makers Company ; Liveryman of City of 
London. Addresses : 261, Goldhawk Road, 
W.i 2. Tel. : Riverside 2852, and Hammer 
House, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
5753-4- 

HAMSON, EUGENE, di-ector and secretary, 
Northern Amusements, Ltd. ; b. 1906, Hale, 
Cheshire ; ed. Ratcliffe College, nr. Leicester ; 
entered industry, 1934; member S. & E. 
Lanes, and Stockport branches C.E.A. ; 
chairman Manchester and Salford branch 
C.E.A., 1948. Addresses : Office : Prudential 
Chambers, South Parade, Rochdale. Tel. : 
2072. Private : 120, Heaton Moor Road, 
Heaton Moor, Stockport, Tel. : Heaton 3353- 

HAMSON, JACK, J. P., managing director 
Gourock P.H. Ltd. ; Pavilion (Kirkintilloch) 
Ltd. ; Paisley Entertainments, Ltd. b. 1897. 
Manager Paramount Scottish branch for 26 
years; member Scottish branch C.E.A. 
committee. Addresses : Office : 156, St. 
Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : Central 
2522. Private : Askaig Lodge, Newton 
Mearns. Tel. : Newton Mearns 3027. 

HANCOCK, E., General sales manager M-G-M; 
b. 1894 ; entered the trade 1920 ; Para- 
mount ; joined P.D.C., 1930 ; joined M-G-M 
1934. Address: 19, Tower Street, W.C.2. 
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HAND, DAVID, managing director and produc- 
tion supervisor G.B. Animation, Ltd. ; b. 
1900, Plainfield, New Jersey ; ed. Acad. Fine 
Arts, Chicago ; began motion picture cartoon 
career 1919, Chicago, animating "Andy 
Gump " ; later activities, Bray Studios ; 
Fleischer Studios ; Walt Disney Studios from 
1930; supervisor-director of "Snow White 
and the Seven Dwarfs," " Bambi " and 
numerous shorts. Address : Moor Hall, 
Cookham, Berks. Tel. : Bourne End 810. 

HANMER, PHILIP M M managing director, 
Regent Enterprises, Ltd., and 18 kinema 
companies; b. 1899; entered business as 
secretary of Regent Enterprises, 1923 ; 
chairman of the Liverpool Committee of the 
C.T.B.F. ; chairman, North Western Branch 
C.E.A., 1935. Addresses : 51A, Rodney 
Street, Liverpool, 1. Tel. : Royal 4452 ; 
50, Pall Mall, London, S.W.i. 

HARCOURT, W. M., F.R.S.A., F.R.P.S., 
F.B.K.S. ; managing director, Denham 
Laboratories, Ltd. ; b. 1901 ; entered business 
19T8; president B.K.S. 1948-9; chairman 
Film Laboratory Association ; member, 
British Standards Institution, Technical 
Committee CME/2, 3, 7, 13 and 14 ; vice- 
president B.K.S. Addresses : Office : Den- 
ham Laboratories, Denham, Middlesex. 
Tel.: Denham 2323. Private: " Lai Koti," 
Latchmoor Avenue, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. 
Tel. : Gerrards Cross 2950. 

HARGREAVES, K. N., director and secretary 
20th Century-Fox Firm Co., Ltd. ; Twentieth 
Century-Fox Productions, Ltd. ; Wembley 
Film Studio, Ltd. ; secretary British Movie- 
tone News, Ltd. ; director (alternate for W. C. 
Michel), G.-B. Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1909 ; 
ed. at Leys School Cambridge ; entered in- 
dustry in 1935 as secretary of 20th Centu ry- 
Fox Film Co., Ltd. Address: 20th Century 
House, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7766. 

HARRAWAY, HUGH V., solicitor to the Kine- 
matograph Renters Society Ltd., admitted a 
solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1906 ; was 
instrumental in forming the K.R.S. and was 
solicitor to its predecessor, the Cinematograph 
Trade Protection Society ; practising in 
partnership with his son, Michael T. Harra- 
way. Address : 2, Field Court, Gray's Inn, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Chancery 8981. 

HARRIS, ARTHUR, chairman and managing 
director, H. Lazarus and Son, Ltd. b. 
1898. Director, Grovewell, Ltd. ; Mentmore 
Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ; chairman Theatre 
Furnishing section of I.A.K.M. Addresses : 
Office : 10a, Great Eastern Street, E.C.2. 
Tel. : Bishopsgate 7538. Private : 27a, 
Devonshire Street, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 
9401. 

HARRIS, SAMUEL, F.V.I. , F.I.A., senior 
partner, Harris & Gillow ; chairman, Cinema 
Press, Ltd. ; b. 1873 ; ed. Brighton College ; 
valuer and adviser, kineina and theatrical 
properties for prominent firms in industry 
since its establishment. Addresses : Office : 
93, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
2504. Private: " Heatherside," Walton-on- 
Hih, Surrey. Tel. : Tadworth 2350 and 3201. 

HARRIS, SIR SIDNEY WEST, C.B., C.V.O., 
president, British Board of Film Censors, 
b. 1876. ed. St. Pauls School; Queens 



College, Oxford. Formerly assistant under 
secretary of State, Home Office. Addresses : 
Office: 133, Oxford Street, W.i. Tel.: 
Gerrard 6121. Private: 2, Parkside Gardens, 
S.W.19. Tel.: Wimbledon 2682. 

HARRISON, G. B., O.B.E., B.Sc, Ph. D., 
F.Inst.P., F.R.P.S., F.B.K.S. ; research 
director, Ilford, Ltd. ; b. 1906, London ; ed. 
University College, London ; after two years 
at British Photographic Research Association, 
joined Ilford, Ltd., 1930, as head, Rodenside 
Research Laboratory ; later head Cine Re- 
search Laboratory, Brentwood ; appointed 
director, Ilford, 1945. Address : Ilford 
Ltd., Ilford, Essex. Tel. : Ilford 3000. 

HARRISON, COUN. V. E., M.B.E. managing 
director, V.E.H. Cinemas, Ltd., Aylsham 
Cinema Co., Ltd., Ritz Cinemas (Norwich), 
Ltd. ; b. 1897, London ; chairman, Eastern 
Eastern Counties branch, C.E.A., 1943-46 ; 
chief warden of Norwich, 1939-45 ; deputy 
Lord Mayor of Norwich City, 1945 ; member 
of Norwich City Council since 1938. Addresses: 
Office : 45, Dereham Road, Norwich. Tel. : 
24894. Private : 22, Ipswich Road, Norwich. 
Tel.: 25888. 

HARRISON, KAY, managing director, Techni- 
color Ltd. b. 1895, Melbourne, Australia. 
With various film companies prior to 1914 ; 
in charge British film propaganda in Japan 
1916-18 ; film distribution in China and 
Japan ; became managing director, Gerrard 
Industries, Ltd. ; and Colourgravure, Ltd. ; 
appointed joint managing director, Technicolor 
Ltd., July 1935 ; then managing director ; 
director of Technicolor Inc.; Foreign Affairs 
of Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, 
1946. 

HART, NORMAN, Hon. solicitor to C.E.A. ; b. 

Bradford ; ed. at the Grammer School and 
Denstone College ; was connected with the 
manufacturing and merchandise trade Brad- N 
ford before going to Cambridge, took Law 
Degree and articled in London. Address : 
Broadmead House, Panton Street, S.W.i ; 
Tel. : Whitehall 6814. 

HART, SIDNEY, M.I.E.E., joint engineer and 
maintenance controller, CM. A. b. 1886, 
Colne Engaine, Essex. Addresses : Office : 
Domionion, Tottenham Court Road, W.i. 
Tel. : Museum 0660. Private : Downside, 
Bannings Vale, Saltdean, Sussex. Tel. : 
Rottingdean 9606. 

HARTE, W. C, general and booking manager, 
Rotherham Hippodrome, Ltd. ; Premier P.P., 
Rotherham ; b. 1888, Halifax, Yorks. 
Entered industry, 1909 ; Empire Palace, 
Dewsbury, 1917 ; booking manager, Rother- 
ham Hippodrome and Premier P.P., 1930 , 
general and booking manager, 1940 ; 
chairman, Sheffield branch, 1946 ; delegate 
to General Council, 1945-9. Addresses : Office : 
Hippodrome Buildings, Henry Street, Rother- 
ham. Tel.: 399. Private: " Meadowbank," 
Broom Riddings, Greasborough, Rotherham. 
Tel. : 919. 

HARTLEY, KENNETH BARON, director of 
production, Topical Film Co. Addresses : 

Office : North Circular Road, N.W.2. Tel. : 
Gladstone 4271. Private: 33, Mill Ridge, 
Edgware. Tel. : Edgware 7038. 



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Hartley, rex, b., f.r.s.a., a.r.p.s., 

F.B.K.S., studios lamp and equipment 
specialist, G.E.C.; member B.K.S. Council, 
Journal Committee, Foreign Relations Com- 
mittee, hon. secretary Film Production 
Division; chairman, Library Committee; 
represents B.K.S. on B.F.I. National, Film 
Library Committee, b. 1891 ; educated, 
Tonbridge School, 1936. Addresses : Office : 
Magnet House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 8000. Private : Tehidy, East 
Horsley, Surrey. Tel. : East Horsley 459. 

HASSE, CHARLES, B.A., editor and documen- 
tary director ; b. 1904, Algiers. Editor, 
A.B.P.C. Br. National ; director, Crown 
Film Unit, 1940-42 ; editor, Ealing Studios, 
1942-46; British National, and A.B.P.C, 
1947 ; Pilgrim Pictures, 1948. Addresses : 
Office : A.B.P.C. Studios, Elstree. Tel. : 
Elstree 1600. Private: 11, Hammersmith 
Terrace, W. 6. Tel.: Riverside 1566. 

H AYE LOCK- ALLAN, ANTHONY, chairman, 
Constellation Films, Ltd. ; director, Cineguild, 
Ltd. b. 1905. Producer, Paramount Pic- 
tures, British and Dominion Film Corpn., 
i934"37 ; producer, Pinebrook, 1937-39 5 
directed Leslie Howard in "From the Four 
Corners," for M.o.I. ; produced " Unpublished 
Storv," Two Cities ; associate producer with 
Noel Coward, " In Which We Serve," "'This 
Happy Breed " ; formed Cineguild, 1943 ; in 
charge production "Brief Encounter"; 
executive producer, "Great Expectations"; 
producer, "Take My Life"; producer, 
"Blanche Fury"; formed Constellation 
Films, 1948 ; producer "The Small Voice"; 
member of Cinematograph Films Council and 
National Production Council. Address : 5, 
Hanover Street, London, W.i. Tel. : May- 
fair 1768-9. 

HAYNES, STANLEY, film producer, Cineguild- 
b. 1906. ed. Oxford. Entered industry as 
producer with Henry Edwards and Chrissie 
White. Films include: "Citadel," "Good- 
bye Mr. Chips," " The Way Ahead," "Oliver 
Twist," "The Passionate Friends," "The 
Trial of Madeline Smith." Addresses : 
Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel. : Iver 700. Private : 14, Addison 
Crescent, W.14. 

HELLMAN, MARCEL, producer and managing 

director, Excelsior Film Prods., Ltd. ; b. 
1898. Films made for \J.A. : "Amateur 
Gentleman," "Accused," "Crime over 
London," "Jump for Glory"; for G.F.D. : 
" Jeanie," "Secret Mission," "They Met in 
the Dark"; for M-G-M, "Talk About 
Jacqueline "; for 20th Century-Fox "Wanted 
for Murder," "Meet Me at Dawn," "This 
was a Woman." Address: 4, Tilney Street, 
Park Lane, W.i. Tel. : Grosvenor 2446. 

HENRY, BEN, O.B.E., representative, Great 
Britain, Universal Pictures ; b. 1902 ; joined 
Moss Empires at 14 ; became salesman for 
West of England and South Wales ; London 
branch manager, Wardour Films, Ltd., 1926 ; 
general manager, A.B.F.D., 1932 ; elected 
director, 1938 ; in charge film department, 
E.N.S.A., 1939 ; left A.B.F.D., 1942, and 
became associate producer on George Formby 
Productions and producer for Vera Lynn films. 
Address: 17, Fursecroft, George Street, W.i. 



HEPWORTH, CECIL M., Hon. F.R.P.S., Hon. 
M. B.K.S. ; technical department, National 
Screen Service ; pioneer of kinematography 
and inventor ; started producing films in 
1898 ; patented automatic developing plant 
in 1897; films include: " Alf's Button," 
"Helen of Four Gates," "Mrs. Erricker's 
Reputation," "Wild Heather," "Tansy," 
"Through Three Reigns," "The Pipes of 
Pan," "Mist in the Valley," "Strangling 
Threads," " Comin' Thro' the Rye"; per- 
fected "stretched film" process. Address: 
211, Eastcote Road, Ruislip, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Ruislip 3817. 

HERON, EDWARD THOMAS, J. P. ; founder of 
Kinematograph Weekly ; E. T. Heron & 
Co., Ltd., eight Freemason's Lodges, in- 
cluding Anima Lodge, of which he was first 
chairman ; b. 1867 ; ed. Haberdashers' 
School ; ex-alderman Borough of St. Pancras, 
and mayor, 1908-9 ; managing director, 
Maxclif Publishing Co., Ltd., Olympic Publi- 
cations, Ltd. ; chairman, Mehna Estates, 
Ltd. ; proprietor, St. Leonards Golf Course 
and Tennis Courts. Address: "Silver 
End," St. Leonards-on-Sea. 

HESSION, BRIAN, The Rev., M.A. (Cantab.), 
chairman of Knight Film Club, 1933 ; Dawn 
Trust Ltd., 1937 ; Bible Films Ltd., 1945. 
Member of Archbishop's Advisory Film 
Committee, 1938. Associated with Cathedral 
Films Inc., LT.S.A. Writer, director and 
producer. Vicar Holy Trinity, Aylesbury 
since 1937. Addresses: Holy Trinity Vicarage, 
Aylesbury. Tel. : 1235. Private : Goathorn 
Cottage, Poole Harbour, Dorset. Tel. : Stud- 
land 286. 

HEUGHAN, DAVID, C.M.A. theatre controller. 
West of Scotland, b. 1894. Managing 
World Concert Tour, 1923-27 ; P.C.T., 1928-29 ; 
circuit controller G-B North Midlands area. 
Address : Office : 127, St. Vincent Street, 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : Central 0250. 

HILL, F. GORDON, secretary, Columbia Pic- 
tures Corporation, Ltd. ; secretary and 
director, Columbia (British) Productions, Ltd. ; 
secretary, Columbia Pictures (Export), Ltd., 
and Columbia Music Publishing Co., Ltd. ; 
b. 1909, Shanghai ; joined Fox Film Co., 1929 ; 
later with British Movietone News ; Columbia; 
1933. Addresses: Office: 139, Wardou r 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4321. Private . 
"High Trees," 26, Salmon Street, Kings.! 
bury, London, N.W.9. Tel. : Colindale 3144 

HILL, FRANK, M.V.O., F.C.I.S. ; secretary 
of Kinematograph Renters' Society since 
1919 ; formerly secretary of Telephone De- 
velopment Co. (1912), Ltd., 1913 ; general 
manager and secretary, Performing Right 
Society, 1915-18. Address: 30, Old Compton 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4383. 

HIND, HAROLD STANLEY. A.M.I.E.E. 

A. R.P.S., M.B.K.S., F.R.S.A., director, operat- 
ing manager, Sound Services ; b. 1905, 
Newcastle ; ed. Northampton Engineering 
College ; University of London ; joined 
Western Electric, 1929; Sound Services, 1936; 
chairman, Sub-Standard Film Division, 

B. K.S. Address: Guild House, Upper St. 
Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
5420. 

HINDS, ANTHONY, di-ector and production 
supervisor, Exclusive Films, b. 1922. ed. 
St. Pauls. Address: 113, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5753. 



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HINGE, EDWARD J., managing director Hinge 
Cinemas, Ltd., and associated companies ; 
hon. treasurer, C.E.A. ; b. 1888, Faversham, 
Kent, became concert artist 1907 ; joined late 
Stanley Rogers as manager in 1913 ; ap- 
pointed general manager 1922, and managing 
director, when limited company was formed: 
1 93 1 ; chairman of the Northern branch for 
two periods, past president of C.E.A. ; member 
of Films Council. Address : 147-9, Northum- 
berland Street,' Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1. 
Tel. : Newcastle 20317-9. 

KOARE, F. A., director, Guild Holdings, Ltd.; 
Film Producers' Guild, Ltd.; Verity Films, Ltd.> 
Publicity Films, Ltd. ; managing director, 
Sound Services, Ltd. ; joint managing director 
Merton Park Studios, Ltd. b. 1894. ed. 
King Alfred's School and London University. 
Joined Western Electric as director research, 
educational and industrial films, 1932 ; 
chairman, Association of Specialised Film 
Productions ; governor, Educational Founda- 
tion for Visual Aids. Address : Merton 
Park Studios, 269, Kingston Road, Merton 
Park, S.W.19. Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

HOARE, VICTOR JEFFRIES, executive 
director, The Selznick Studio Releasing 
Organisation, Ltd. b. 1914. Entered in- 
dustry United Artists, 1931 ; branch super- 
visor, Eagle-Lion Distributors, 1946-4S. Ad- 
dresses : Office: 15, Gt. Cumberland Place, 
London, YV.i. Tel. : Paddington 6661. 
Private : 139, Reigate Avenue, Sutton, Surrey. 
Tel. : Fairlands 9424. 

HOCKIWAN, W. A., assistant controller, N.W. 
Control, CM. A. ; b. 1902, London ; G.-B. 
and associated companies from 1926 ; asst. 
divisional superintendent; Circuit "L" 
controller G.-B., 1946. Addresses : Office : 
Gaumont, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Tel. : 5824. 
Private : Grange House, Grange Street, 
Rusholme, Manchester, 14. Tel. : Rusholme 
2953. 

HOELLERING, G. M., director Film Traders, 
Ltd. ; Academy Cinema, Ltd. ; producer, 
director and scenario writer for shorts and 
features. Address : 167, Oxford Street, 
YV.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9425-7. 

HOLDERNESS, LESLIE, general manager, 
Odeon, Birmingham ; chairman, Birmingham 
Society of Cinema Managers, C.E.A. ; b. 1889, 
Aldershot; entered business Winnipeg, Canada, 
1906 ; came to England, 1909, and opened 
Picture Playhouse, Beverley ; joined P.C.T. 
1919 ; Paramount, 1925 ; theatre controller 
Union Cinemas, 1936 ; Odeon, 1941. Ad- 
dresses : Odeon, Birmingham. Tel. : 6101 ; 
Private : " Journeys End," 57, Walsall Road, 
Little Aston, Staffs. Tel. : Streetley 7182. 

HOLME, SIR RANDLE F., director RKO-Radio 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Alliance Productions, Ltd. ; 
b. 1864 ; ed. Sherborne ; Corpus Christi 
College, Oxford ; senior member firm Godden, 
Holme & Co., Addresses: Office: 5, Upper 
Beigrave Street, London, S.W.i; Tel. : 
Sloane 5215 ; Private : 20, Hyde Park Place, 
W.2. Tel. : Paddington 6580. 

HONRI, BAYNHAM, studio manager and tech- 
nical supervisor, Ealing Studios ; b. 1903, 
London ; ed. Mill Hill School ; started at 
Stoll Studios, Cricklewood, and subsequently 
with other companies on camera side ; five 
years Research department, B.B.C. ; re- 



turned to films with advent of sound and was 
head of technical departments, Gainsborough, 
Twickenham and Sound City Studios ; was 
general manager Stoll Picture Productions 
and associate producer John Baxter Produc- 
tions, Ltd. ; member of B.K.S. Council. 
Address: Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

HOPE, S. H., chairman and managing director, 
Hope Advertising Sendee, Ltd. ; b. 1898. 
Address: Gloucester House, 10, Charing 
Cross Road, London, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
2966. 

HOPKINS, HARRY, director, Palace, Leeds; 
b. 1879, London. Delegate to General Council 
1879, London. Delegate to General Council 
for many years, and ex-chairman, Leeds 
branch. 'Addresses : Office : Palace, Leeds. 
Tel. : 23343. Private : 6, Bank View, Chap- 
pell Ailerton, Leeds 7. Tel. : 42802. 

HOWE, SELBY, publicity director, 20th Century- 
Fox ; b. London ; educated, St. Marks, 
Balham. Joined Jury's Imperial Pictures 
as advertising and publicity director, 1916, 
and in same position with M-G-M until 
August, 1941. Went to Radio Pictures as 
exploiteer and special representative, and 
joined 20th Century-Fox, 1942. Addresses : 
Office : 31-2, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7766. Private : 55, Chiltern Road, 
Sutton, Surrey. Tel. : Vigilant 6293. 

HOWIE, ALEX, founder and managing director, 
Rex Publicity Sendee, Ltd., and Art Display 
Sendee, Ltd. ; b. Lanarkshire. Associate of 
the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. 
Addresses : Office : 131, New Bond Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Mavfair 7571. Private: 
The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells. Tel. : Tun- 
bridge Wells 1911. 

HOYLE, BERT, general manager, Palace and 
Empire Cinemas, Haslingden, Ltd. ; chairman, 
S. and E. Lanes branch, C.E.A., 1948 ; 
b. 1898. Addresses : Office : Empire, Has- 
lingden. Tel. : Rossendale 269. Private : 
Carr Hall, Haslingden. Tel.: Rossendale 156 

HUDDLESTON, COUN. ERNEST A., chairman 
and managing director, Witney Electric 
Theatre, Ltd. ; Sterling Entertainments, Ltd. ; 
member L. and H.C. branch, C.E.A. com- 
mittee; b. 1874. Enteied Industry, 1910: 
Member Witney U.D.C. since 1919 ; Oxford- 
shire C.C. since 1933 . Addresses : Office : Palace 
Witney, Oxon. Tel.: 147. Private; 
59, Corn Street, Witney. Tel.: 253. 

HUDSON, W. S., managing director, Hudson 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1899, Bradford, Vorks ; 
joined A.B.C. after various managerial ap- 
pointments ; finally promoted area super- 
visor ; left A.B.C. 1945 to form present com- 
pany. Addresses : Office : The Picture House , 
Sheringham, Norfolk. Tel. : 347 ; Private : 
" Glenochil," Nelson Road, Sheringham. 

HUGHES, HERBERT DELAUNEY, B.A.. M P., 

governor, Educational Foundation for Visual 
Aids. b. 1914. ed. BaUiol College, Oxford. 
Elected M.P., West Wolverhampton, 1945 : 
P.P.S. to late Ellen Wilkinson, Minister of 
Education, 1945-47 ; author of " Advance in 
Education."' Address : House of Commons, 
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HUGHES-ROBERTS, J. G M M.V.O., Govern- 
ment Cinematograph Adviser since May, 1934 , 
b. 1894 ; entered H.M. Stationery Office, 1911. 
Addresses: H.M. Stationery Office, 65, 
Whitehall, S.W.i. Tel.: Whitehall 8855-9; 
and Room 0023, War Office, Whitehall. 
Tel : Whitehall 9400. Extn. 326. 

HURST, BRIAN DESMOND, film director, b. 
1900. ed. Westminster College ; Paris. 
Directed: "Tell Tale Heart" " Riders of 
the Sea," " Ourselves Alone," " Prison 
Without Bars," " On the Night of the Fire," 
"The Lion Has Wings," "Dangerous Moon- 
light," "Theirs is the Glory," " Hungry Hill," 
"Trottie True." Addresses: Office: 1, 
Bradbrook House, Studio Place, Belgrave 
Square, S.W.i. Private : Clapton Revel, 
Wooburn, Bucks. 

HUTCHINSON, F. E., managing director of 
sales, Paramount Film Service, Ltd. ; entered 
industry 1908, with New Century Film 
Service ; remained after merger with Jury 
Imperial Pictures and when company became 
Jury-Metro-Goldwyn, Ltd. ; appointed mana- 
ger new Sheffield Branch, 191 5 ; N. District 
manager, 1927 ; assistant sales manager, 
U.K., 1930-41 ; appointed general sales 
manager, Paramount, 1941 ; appointed to 
board 1946. Address: 170, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

HUTCHINSON, HARRY GRAFTON, C.M.A., 
assistant controller, Children's Clubs, b. 1890. 
ed. Heckmondwike Grammar School ; Bishop's 
College, Calcutta. Joined Odeon, 1933 ; 
assistant theatre controller, 1936 ; assistant 
publicitv manager ; assistant controller 
O.N.C.C. Addresses : Office : 1, Heddon 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 8080. Private : 
15 Woodside Avenue, Wimbledon, S.W.19. 
Tel. : Wimbledon 5822. 

HUTCHISON, J. H., manager, Gaumont, Hendon ; 
author, "The Complete Ki ne manager " ; ed. 
Edinburgh University ; wrote " So This is 
War" under pen name Bombardier X. ; 
entered business with Moss Empires at Swan- 
sea and Newcastle ; later general manager 
Northern Entertainment Co., Ltd. ; general 
manager, King's, Palace and Elite, Wimble- 
don. Address : 5, Cheyne Close, Hendon, 
N.W. Tel. : Hendon 6640. 

HUTCHISON, JIMMY, publicist, b. 1902, Dun- 
dee ; entered industry 1916 ; joined " Kine- 
matograph Weekly " 1918 ; press represen- 
tative M-G-M 1927 ; B.I. P. 1933 ; Mayflower, 
1937 ; Warner Bros., Teddington, 1939; 
publicity and advertising director, British 
National Films until 1947. Address : 12A, 
Rodney Court, W.9. Tel. : Cunningham 5519. 

HUTH, HAROLD, producer, b. 1892 ; entered 
films, 1927 in "One of the Best," "Guilt," 
"Leave it to Me," "Down River," "The 
Outsider," "First Mrs. Fraser," "Discord." 
"Rome Express," "The Ghoul"; general 
manager, Toeplitz Productions, 1934 ; casting 
director, Gaumont-British, 1935-6 ; M-G-M 
British, 1937; director "Hell's Cargo" 
and "Alias the Bulldog" for Associated 
British, and produced ' ' Busman's Honey- 
moon," for M-G-M, 1939 ; produced " Pim- 
pernel Smith " for Leslie Howard, 1941 ; 
produced " Tartu" for M-G-M, 1942 ; produced 
"Love Story" and "They Were Sisters" 
for G.-B.; "Caravan" for Gainsborough; 
" Nightbeat " for London Films; "The 
White Unicorn " for Burnham Productions. 
Address : Canada House, Strand, W.C.2. 



HYDE, ARTHUR SHACKLOCK, managing 
director, Grenroyal Cinema Co., Ltd. b. 1900. 
Entered industry, exhibitor, 1928 ; ex- 
chairman Bradford Branch C.E.A. ; delegate 
to General Council since, 1938. Addresses: 
Office : Central Chambers, Briggate, Shipley. 
Tel. : Shipley 52974. Private : Four Winds 
Ferncliffe Drive, Baildon, Shipley. Tel. : 
Shipley 54404. 

HYLTON, G., managing director, Picture House 
(Morley), Ltd. ; Ritz (Thirsk), Ltd. ; Malvern 
Picture House (Leeds), Ltd. ; Burley Picture 
House Co., Ltd. ; director, Leeds and District 
P.H., Ltd. ; Picture House (Holbeck), Ltd..; 
secretary, Leeds Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1908, 
Leeds ; partner in Armistead & Hylton, 
chartered accountants. Addresses : Office : 
10, East Parade, Leeds, 1. Tel. : 21246. 
Private : 3, Primley Park View, Alwoodley 
Leeds. Tel. : 66665. 

HYMAN, WALTER, managing director, Swansea 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; member S. Wales Branch, 
C.E.A. committee ; b. 1898, Liverpool ; 
entered industry, 1913. Addresses : Office : 
Regal, Morriston, Swansea. Tel. : 7571. 
Private : St. Annes 43, Eaton Crescent, 
Swansea. Tel. : 82135. 

ISAACS, CHARLES, managing director, Bridg- 
end Cinemas, Ltd. ; Hippodrome (Llanelly), 
Ltd. ; Brecon Entertainments Co., Ltd. 
b. 1877. Addresses : Office : 12, Museum 
Place, Cardiff. Private : 2, Southcourt 
Road, Cardiff. Tel. : 4481. 

JACKMAN, A. F., deputy general manager 
(production), Army Kinema Corporation, 
b. 1015. Entered industrv 1936 ; ioined 
A.K.S. 1944 ; War Office, 1945 ; manager 
production department, A.K.C. 1946 ; present 
post 1947. Address: Office: 36, Dover 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 8070. 

JACKSON, LOU, executive producer, b. 1904, 
London. Entered film business as special 
representative Universal ; resigned to pursue 
other interests, including radio and finance ; 
founded Anglo-American. Film Corp. 

JAMES, WING-COMDR. SIR ARCHIBALD, 

M.C., K.B.E., director Ealing Studios ; 
b. 1893 ; ed. Eton ; Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge. M.P. (C) Wellington Division of 
Northants, 1931-45 ; Parliamentary Private 
Secretary to R. A. Butler, India Office and 
Ministry of Labour, 1936-8 ; Board of 
Education, 1942 ; Hon. First Secretary, 
British Embassy, Madrid, 1940-41. Address : 
Brackley Grange, Bracklev, Northants . 
Tel. : Brackley 186. 

JAMES, D. J., exhibitor; owns Studios One 
and Two, Oxford Street, London ; b. 1887 ; 
formerly controlled circuit of 12 cinemas 
taken over by Odeon 1937 ; member L. & H.C. 
branch C.E.A. committee for number of 
years. Address : Cinema House, 225, Oxford 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4242, 4400, 3300. 

JAMES, COUNC. E. H., chairman and managing 
director, Llanrwst Cinema, Ltd., Luxor 
Cinema (Menai Bridge), Ltd., Luxor Cinema 
(Bangor), Ltd. ; member N. Western Branch 
C.E.A., committee ; chairman N. Wales 
Section ; b. Pietermaritzburg, Natal, 
S. Africa. Exhibitor for 20 years ; member 
Llanrwst U.D.C. since 1938. Addresses : 
Office, Luxor, Llanrwst. Tel. : 47. Private, 
Belle Vue Hotel Trefriw Spa. Tel. ; 
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JARRATT, JOHN, London Executive Adminis- 
trator, Circuits Management Assoc., Ltd. ; 
b. 1887. Entered industry, London Provincial 
Theatres, 1916 ; joined Paramount Theatres 
1926 ; supervisor Paramount Astoria Theatres 
Odeon 1939, London Theatre Controller 
1945-8 Address : Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 

JARRATT, SIR ARTHUR, deputy chairman and 
managing director British Lion Film Corp. ; 
chairman, George Humphries, Ltd. ; chairman 
Mole Richardson (England), Ltd., commander, 
R.N.V.R. ; deputy chairman, Royal Naval 
Film Corp., and Admiralty Shore Establish- 
ments Cinema Fund. Address: 76, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2882. 

JAY, SAM, exhibitor, b. 1888, Birmingham, 
ed. Saltley College ; fi~st business experience 
gained in the engineering profession ; is still 
director of Holyoake & Co., Ltd., Birmingham; 
entered film industry as director of Broadmead 
Cinemas, Ltd., and is now also director of 
Mine head Entertainments, Ltd. Address: 
The Regal, Minehead. Tel. : 439. 

JEFFREY, LT.-COL. J. PATRICK T.D., B.Sc, 
C.A. ; secretary, Aberdeen and N. Section, 
C.E.A. ; member C.E.A.-N.A.T.K.E. Con- 
ciliation Board. Addresses : Office, 230, 
Union Street, Aberdeen. Tel. : 270. Private, 
" Summerhill," Anderson Drive, N. Aberdeen. 
Tel. : 900. 

JOHNSON, E„, film booking manager R.A.F. 
Cinema Corp., b. 1913. ed. Birkenhead. 
Joined G.-B. Picture Corp., theatre manage- 
ment department, 1935 ; served with R.A.F. 
1940-45 ; re-joined G.-B. film booking 
department ; appointed booking manager, 
R.A.F. Cinema Corp., 1946. Address: 44, 
St. Leonards Court, East Sheen, S.W.14. 
Tel. : Prospect 5718. 

JONCKHEERE, STELLA, Literary editor, Ealing 
Studios ; b. Lille, France ; theatre work, 
London, Paris ; assistant scenario department, 
Ealing ; literary editor since 1943. Address: 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

JONES, DAVID, director of Publicity, RKO- 
Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1913. Entered 
Industry through the C.E.A. organ, " Cine- 
matograph Times " ; editorial assistant, 
RKO-Radio, 1930-36 ; served in advertising 
and editorial sections, London " Hollywood 
Reporter " ; rejoined RKO-Radio as exploi- 
teer, appointed press representative 1938; 
became director of Publicity 1944. Address : 
2, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

JONES, J. C, joint managing director, Ambassa- 
dor Film Productions, Ltd. ; Bushey Film 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1885, Newport, Mon. 
Joined Jury's Imperial Pictures, Ltd., 191 1 ; 
later with M-G-M and Pa the. Addresses : 
Office, 179, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3872 ; Bushey Studios, Melbourne 
Road, Bushey, Herts. Tel. : Bushey 1621. 
Private, 18, Ewell Downs Road, Ewell, 
Surrey. Tel. : Ewell 2397. 

JONES, J. MEREDITH, secretary and manager 
Workmen's Hall, Nantymoel, Glam. ; mem- 
ber S. Wales Branch, C.E.A., committee ; 
b. 1887, Bronant, Cardiganshire. Address : 
6, Arnant, Nantymoel, Glamorgan. Tel. : 7. 



JONES, K. F., general manager, Clifton Circuit 
and associate companies ; chairman, Birming- 
ham branch C.E.A., and delegate to General 
Council, 1948 ; b. 1908, Birmingham. Entered 
Trade 1925. Addresses: Office: 6, Corpora- 
tion Street, Birmingham, 2. Tel. : Midland 
0283. Private, 13, Broadway, Walsall, Staf- 
fordshire. Tel. ; 2409. 

JONES, MARGARET ENID, B.A., Press liaison, 
London Films ; ed. University College, 
Bangor ; Kings College, London ; editorial 
staff Film Weekly 1930-33 ; publicity manager 
Twickenham Studios 1933-37 ; asst. to 
publicity director Gainsborough 1940-47 ; 
studio rep., Shepperton, 1947-48. Address : 
Office : 144, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : Mavfair 
8272. 

JONES, R. BLACKBURN, proprietor, Globe, 
Grimsby ; b. 1882 ; treasurer, N. Lines. 
Branch, C.E.A., since 1942. Addresses : 
Office, Globe, Grimsby. Tel. : 2174. Pri- 
vate, io, Westlands Avenue, Grimsby. Tel. : 
4891. 

JORDAN, FRED. J., general manager, E. J. 
Hinge Enterprises ; b. 1893, Newcastle. 
Entered entertainment business 1904 ; joined 
Stanley Rogers Cinema ; circuit engineer 
1924 ; supervisor 1934 ; general manager 
1936 ; chairman N. Branch C.E.A., 1948. 
Addresses : Office, Tatler Chambers, North- 
umberland Street, Newcastle. Tel. : 20317. 
Private, 38, Woodburn Avenue, Newcastle. 

JOSEPH, CYRIL STANLEY, chairman and Man. 
director of kinema cos. Bilston, Bradley, 
Stourport, Wednesbury, and W T olverhampton ; 
b. 1898 ; ed. King Edward Grammar School, 
Birmingham. Entered industry as salesman, 
Ideal Films, 1926 ; later acquired various 
kinemas ; man. director Clifford Motor 
Components, Clifford Machine Tools, Motor 
Components (Birmingham) Ltd., and John 
Peel group of cos ; member, Government 
mission to Germany, 1946. Addresses : 
Office : 38, John Bright Street, Birmingham, 1. 
Tel. : Midland 1933. Private : 72, Westfield 
Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Tel. : 
Edgbaston 1081. 

KEEN, A., Asst. Theatre Controller, N.W. 
Area 2, C.M.A. ; member N.W. Branch, 
C.E.A., committee ; b. 1894, Langley, Bucks. 
Addresses : Office : 3, Rialto Buildings, 
Liverpool. Tel. : Royal 4576. Private, 16, 
Rosslyn Drive, Moreton, Cheshire. 

KEENE, RALPH, producer, Gainsborough 
Pictures ; b. 1902, Mysore, India ; ed. Marl- 
borough College. Painter, illustrator and 
picture dealer, 1920-34 ; founder-director. 
Strand Film Co., 1934-40. Man. dir., Green- 
park Prods., 1941-46. Films : the Pattern of 
Britain series, "Cyprus is an Island," "A 
String of Beads," "A Boy, a Girl and a 
Bike," " Forgotten Story." Address : 

1, Selwood Place, S.W.7. Tel: Kensington 
4949. 

KEMP, CLIFFORD, independent film renter. 
Entered exhibiting with Bennett and Tolfree 
1911 ; renting with Chas. P. Metcalf, 1916 ; 
Paramount 1919-28 ; joined Universal ; 
later Tiffany Prods. ; independent since 1931. 
Addresses: Office: 91, The Headrow, Leeds. 
Tel. : 27702. Private : Blue Coat Farm, 
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KEMP, GEORGE. Independent exhibitor. 
Director of several kinemas, b. 1 9 1 2, Johnstone, 
Renfrewshire. Past Chairman Scottish Branch, 
C.E.A. Addresses: Office, 7, Hamilton Street, 
Saltcoats. Tel. Ardrossan - Saltcoats 345. 
Private; '"Quorn," West Khbride. Tel. 
West Kilbride 3250. 

KENT, A. F., secretary, Eastern Counties Branch 
C.E.A. ; b. 1898, York ; partner firm, Hogg 
Bullimore and Co., chartered accountants, 
London and Norwich. Addresses : Office, 
71, The Close, Norwich. Tel. : 23315. 
Private, 18, Elm Hill, Norwich. Tel. : 25621. 

KERR, HENRY, manager, Odeon, Kensington ; 
b. 1913 ; ed. Norbury College. Assistant to 
general manager, Barnett Cinemas, -1935 ; 
joined Odeon, 1937 ; public relations officer 
of Society of Cinema Managers, 1946 ; 
Nat. Treasurer, 1947 ; president, 1949. 
Addresses : Office : Odeon, Kensington. 
Tel. : Western 0131. Private: 19, Heatherset 
Gardens, Norbury, S.W.16. 



KERRSDGE, ROBERT JAMES, managing 
director, Kerridge-Odeon group comprising 
Kerridge Theatres, Ltd., Fullers Theatre 
Corporation, Ltd., John Fuller & Sons, Ltd., 
J. C. Williamson Picture Corp., Ltd., N.Z. 
Theatres, Ltd., Theatre Management Ltd., 
and approximately 100 subsidiary and 
associated companies ; director Nibble Nooks 
(N.Z.) Ltd. and G-B Kalee (N.Z.) Ltd. ; 
b. 1901, Christchurch, N.Z. Joined industry 
in 1921 as proprietor of a theatre at Gisborne ; 
acquired controlling interest in N.Z. Theatres, 
Ltd., 1939 ; Fullers Theatres Corp., Ltd. ; 
John Fuller & Sons Ltd., 1945. Associated 
with Rank, 1946, and acquired control of 
J. C. Williamson Picture Corp. and Theatre 
Management Ltd. Member of Film Industry 
Board. 



KERSHAW, CECIL, C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., 
F.Inst. P., director British Optical and 
Precision Eng. Ltd. ; A. Kershaw & Sons, 
Ltd., G.B. -Kalee, Ltd., Kershaw-Soho (Sales) 

' Ltd. ; b. 1884. Addresses : Office : Mortimer 
House, Mortimer Street. W.i ; 200, Harehills 
Lane, Leeds. Private: " Greystones," 
Park Edge, Harrogate. 



KEY, ALAN, O.B.E., deputy general manager 
(U.K. and Europe), Army Kinema Corp. 
b. 1908. ed. Cranleigh School. Royal 
Artillery, 1939-45 ; joined A.K.C. on its 
inception ; regional manager M.E.L.F. before 
returning to H.O. for present post. Addresses: 
Office : 36, Dover Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 8070. Private : The Oakes, 
South Heath, Great Missenden, Bucks. 
Tel. : Great Missenden 387 

KILL9NGER, RICHARD, distribution manager, 
Eagle-Lion Film, Germany; b. 1913; ed. 
Latymer School, London. Entered trade as 
independent manager 1934 ; County Cinemas, 
1935 ; Odeon, 1939 ; enlisted R.A., 1940 ; 
Control Commission, Germany, 1945-7 ; 
appointed Eagle-Lion, 1947. Addresses: 
Office: Hansestandt, Hamburg, c/o 63 
H.Q., C.C.G., B.A.O.R. 3- Tel.: Hamburg 
446308. Private : 67-9, Rotherbaum 
Chaussee, Hamburg, 13. Tel. : Hamburg 

447244 ; 554530. 



KIMBERLEY, PAUL, C.B.E., A.R.P.S.; b. 
Langley, Birmingham ; joined Frank Brockliss 
1909 ; founded Imperial Film Co., June, 
1913 ; associated with Hepworth Picture 
Plays, 1917 ; managing director Hepworth 
Film Service, Ltd., until 1924 ; managing 
director National Screen Service until 1945. 
1st Director of Army Kinematography War 
Office, 1940 to 1944. Address: Tudor Lodge, 
Florida Road, Ferring-on-Sea. 

KING, SIR ALEX. B., C.B.E., D.L., J. P., 
exhibitor ; b. 1888. Has been in the business 
since the age of 12 ; member C.E.A. General 
Council and Cinematograph Films Council ; 
Hon. Treasurer, Scottish Tourist Board; 
knighted 1944. Addresses : Office : 190, 
West Regent Street, Glasgow, C.2. SjTel. : 
Douglas 1195. Private: Tigh-Na-Righ, The 
Grove, Renfrewshire. Tel.: Giffnock 4231. 

KING, GEORGE, chairman British Aviation 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Pennant Picture Productions, 
Ltd. ; Embassy Pictures (Associated), Ltd. ; 
independent producer-director since 1928. 
Address : The Manor, Davies Street, Berkeley 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 4016. 

KIRKHAM, SYDNEY, M.B.E., managing direc- 
tor of Tivoli (Sheffield), Ltd.; b. 1896, 
Sheffield ; chairman Sheffield Branch C.E.A., 
1934-35 ; chairman Sheffield and District 
C.T.B.F. from 1938. Addresses : Office : 
Hippodrome, Sheffield. Tel. 2331 1. Private : 
269, Dobcroft Road, Sheffield, n. Tel. : 
72943. 

KSTTO, ARTHUR EDWIN, chairman, The 
Palace and Derby Castle Ltd. ; b. 1886 ; 
ed. King William's College, Isle of Man. 
Joined board, The Palace & Derby Castle Coy., 
1934 ; director of the Isle of Man Steam Pkt 
Co., Ltd. ; chairman of The Douglas Holiday 
Camp, Ltd.; Addresses: Office: Masonic 
Buildings, Douglas, Isle of Man. Tel. : 
Douglas 2164. Private: " Roslyn," Alexander 
Drive, Douglas, Isle of Man. Tel. : Douglas 66 

KNIGHT, CASTLETON, producer, Gaumont- 
British Newsreel since 1933 ; b. 1899 ; ed. 
Cranleigh. Films include : "Theirs is the 
Glory," "Victory Parade," "Royal Wed- 
ding/' " Roval Wedding Presents," " XlVth 
Olympiad — The Glory of Sport." Address : 
Film House, 142, Wardour Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 

KNOPP, LESLIE, Ph.D., M.Sc, F.R.S.A., 
F.I.E.S., technical adviser C.E.A. ; b. 
London ; educated Glasgow. Appointed 
technical consultant, C.E.A., 1936 ; C.E.A. 
representative to Home Office Advisory 
Panel ; British Standards Institution ; 
Member Council B.K.S. Addresses: Office: 
164, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 7864. Private : 3, Harewood 
Road, South Croydon. Tel. : Croydon 2938. 

KNOWLES, BERNARD JOSEPH, Film director; 
b. 1900 ; ed. Hawkesyard College, Staffs. 
Films include "The Good Companions," 
"Jew Suss," "39 steps," "Sabotage," 
"Secret Agent,"" Rhodes of Africa, " "Gas- 
light" "French Without Tears," " Demi- 
Paradise," "A Place of One's Own," " Magic 
Bow," "The Man Within," " Jassey," "The 
White Unicorn," " Easy Money " " Cockpit," 
" The Perfect Woman." Address: Fruiters 
Gate House, Dorney Common, Windsor. 
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KORDA, SIR ALEXANDER, Chairman, 
London Film Prods., Ltd. ; Alexander Korda 
Films Prods., Ltd. Former!}'' European 
journalist ; made films on Continent, Holly- 
wood, Britain ; formed London Films, and 
made "Wedding Rehearsal," "The Private 
Life of Henry VIII," " Catherine the Great," 
"Scarlet Pimpernel," "Sanders of the 
River," "The Ghost Goes West," "Things 
to Come," "The Man Who Could Work 
Miracles," "Rembrandt," "Men Are Not 
Gods," "Elephant Boy," "Knight Without 
Armour," "The Drum," "Prison Without 
Bars," " The Four Feathers," " The Thief of 
Bagdad," "The Lion Has Wings," "Lady 
Hamilton," " Lydia," "Jungle Book" and 
"The Ideal Husband." Addresses: Office: 
146, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 8272. 
Private: Claridge's Hotel, London, W.i. 

KUPPER, WILLIAM JOHNSON, managing 
director, 20th Century-Fox Film Co., Ltd.; 
b. 1896. Entered industry with World Film 
Corp., Isew York; served with U.S. Navy 
World War I, afterwards joined 20th Century- 
Fox ; served as branch manager in various 
parts U.S. until appointed assistant general 
sales manager, 1932 ; general sales manager 
for U.S. and Canada, 1942 ; present post, 
July 1947. Addresses: Office: 31, Soho 
Square, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7766. 
Private : 5, Stockleigh Hall, Regents Park, 
London, N.W.8. 

LANE, HENRY B., exhibitor. Entered trade as 
director of Stirchley Empire, 1914 ; director 
of the Coronet Cinema (Small Heath), Ltd. ; 
chairman Beaufort Cinema (Birmingham), 
Ltd., since 1929 ; director, Regalia Cinema Co. 
(Birmingham) Ltd. ; past-chairman Birming- 
ham branch C.E.A.; chairman Sunday Films 
Committee since 1931. Address : 106, 
Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, 30. 
Tel. : King's Norton 1706. 

LANG HAM-BROWN, J, chairman and managing 
director, Langham Cinemas, Ltd. ; trustee, 
Notts and Derby Branch C.E.A. ; member of 
committee and N.A.T.K.E., Conciliation 
Board ; b. 1878, Wickham Brook, Suffolk. 
London representative Albany Ward Circuit, 
Award Film Service, Kinematograph Trading 
Co. (Cardiff), Ltd., Allied Film Service, Selig 
Polyscope, Ruffell's Bioscope and Bolton's 
Mutual Films, 1912-16 ; director, St. George's 
Cinema Co., Ltd., 1918-26 ; manager, Saltney 
Cinema., Ltd. Notts, and Derby General 
Council delegate, 1930-33 ; branch chairman, 
1935 and 1945. Address : Empire, Long 
Eaton, near Nottingham. Tel. : 209. 

LAPRESLE, ROBERT H., director, writer, 
cameraman ; b. 1900, Canada ; entered 
Industry, 1924 ; nine years as cameraman, . 
Hollvwood ; chief cameraman on 28 British 
features for Warners, ; Film Producers' 
Guild. Addresses: Office: Guild House, - 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 5420. Private : Lea Meadow, 
Churt, Surrey. Tel. : Frensham 213. 

LATTA, C. J., managing director, Associated 
British Picture Corp., Ltd.; b. 1894. Entered 
industry as independent exhibitor in Omaha, 
U.S. ; later joined Warner Bros. Theatres. 
Addresses : Office: 30, Golden Square. W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7887. Private : 54, Avenue 
Close, St. John's Wocd, London, N.W.3. 
Tel. : Primrose 0830. 



LAUNDER, FRANK, director, producer, writer 
director Individual Pictures, Ltd. ; born 
1907, Hitchin, Herts ; ed. Brighton ; wrote 
play which attracted attention of late John 
Maxwell and entered films, Elstree's scenario 
dept., 1930 ; wrote film for Alfred Hitchcock 
and Jack Hulbert at G.B. Studios ; joined 
Warner, as a writer ; subsequently became 
scenario editor to Gainsborough ; formed 
own producing company, Individual Pic- 
tures, Ltd., with Sidney GiUiat, in 1944 ; 
screenplays include " The Lady Vanishes," 
"Night Train to Munich," "The Young Mr. 
Pitt," " Millions Like Us," " Waterloo Road," 
"2,000 Women," in collaboration with 
Gilliat ; jointry produced "The Rake's 
Progress," " I See a Dark Stranger," " Green 
for Danger," "Captain Boycott, "London 
Belongs to Me." and "The Blue Lagoon." 
Address : Office : 146, Piccadillv, London. 
W.i. Tel.: Mayfair 8272. Private: 78, 
Park Street London W.i. 

LAWRENCE, JUSTUS B. L. Jock, Ph.B., 

O.B.E., executive vice-president, J. Arthur 
Rank, Org. Inc. (U.S.); ed. Yale; 
University, U.S. Former magazine writer; 
director of advertising and publicity and 
assistant to Sam Goldwyn in Hollywood ; 
director of public relations, M.P.A.P. ; 
Colonel, G.S., U.S. Army ; U.S. Aide to 
Lord Louis Mountbatten in Combined Ops. ; 
P.R.O., U.S. Armv, European Theatre of Ops. ; 
joined J.A.R.O.,' 1945. Addresses : Office : 
'445, Park Avenue, New York City. TeL : 
Plaza 9-1500. Private : 410, Park Avenue, 
New York City. Tel. : Plaza 3-4169. 

LAWRIE, JAMES HALDANE, chairman and 
managing director, National Film Finance Co., 
Ltd.; b. 1907 ; ed. Fettes, University 
College, Oxford. Lloyds Bank. 1930-6 ; 
secretary, National Bank of New Zealand, 
Ltd., 1937-45 ; manager from 1940 ; general 
manager, Industrial and Commercial Finance 
Corp., Ltd., 1945-8 ; director of English Opera 
Group Ltd. Address: 120, Pall Mall, London, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 1493-4. 

LAWSON, WALTER, managing director Wal- 
law Pictures, Ltd. ; Wallaw Cinema (Blyth), 
Ltd.; proprietor Wallaw Bio Co., Addresses: 

Office : Wallaw Buildings, Woodhorn Road, 
Ashington. Tel. Ashington 2231. Private: 
Red Gables, Cresswell, Northumberland. 
Tel. : Lynemcuth 238. 

LEA, ROLAND, chief of theatre dept., A.B.C. 
and Union Cinemas ; b. 1S87, London ; 
entered Trade 1909 ; Midlands Circuit man- 
ager United Electric, 1911 ; subsequently 
manager Westover, Bournemouth. When 
acquired by A.B.C, 1928 appointed Liver- 
pool area supervisor, 1929 Birmingham 
area, 1930 ; chief supervisor, 1935 ; present 
appointment. 1942. Address : Office: 30, 
Golden Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7SS7. 

LEAN, DAVID, film director; director Inde- 
pendent Producers, Ltd. ; Cineguild, Ltd. ; 
b. 1908, Croj-don ; entered Industry 1928 
as camera assistant ; later assistant director 
and editor " Escape Me Never," " Pygmalion," 
"49th Parallel"; from 1942 has directed 
" In Which We Serve " (co-director with Noel 
Coward) ; "This Happy Breed," " Blithe 
Spirit," " Brief Encounter," " Great Expecta- 
tions " " Oliver Twist," "The Passionate 
Friends." Address : Cineguild, Ltd., Pine- 
wood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
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LEE, NORMAN, author-director; wrote screen 
play with R. J. Minney " Idol of Paris " 
(Ostrer- Premier) ; screen, adaptation "The 
Monkey's Paw." Address: 20, Brown Street, 
Bryanston Square, W.i. Tel. : Ambassador 
4232. Representation : Myron Selznick 
(films) ; Joan Ling (plays) . 

LEEVERS, NORMAN, B.Sc, A.C.G.I., chairman 
and managing director Leevers Rich & Co., 
Ltd. ; managing director British Cine Re- 
cording, Ltd. ; ed. London University ; 
employed C.F.T.H. Acoustic Laboratories, 
Paris, 1928 i joined Film Recorders, Ltd., 
1930 ; chief sound engineer British Screen 
Service, 1933 ; formed Leevers, Rich & Co., 
Ltd., 1936. Addresses : Office : 80, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4161. Private : 
34, St. Stephens Gardens, St. Margarets, 
Twickenham. Tel. : Popesgrove 2346. 

LENNARD, ROBERT, casting director, A.B.P.C.; 
b. 1 9 10, London ; entered Industry, 1926 ; 
assistant casting director, B.I. P. ; casting 
director, Capital Film Corporation ; casting 
director, Grafton Films. Address : Colquhoun 
House, Broadwick Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
8646. 

LENTON, F. T., F.A.I.A., managing director, 
Sherwood Films, Ltd. ; Kinograpb Distribu- 
tors, Ltd. ; hon. secretary and treasurer 
British Short Film Makers' Society, Ltd. ; 
senior partner, Lenton and Co. b. 1889, 
London ; member Cinema Veterans. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 26-27, D'Arblay Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4148. Private: 
6, Braxted Park, S.W.16. Tel.: Pollards 
4046. 

L'EPINE-SM!TH, ERIC, producer, Edward 
Dryhurst Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1903.' 
Thornton Heath, Surrey ; founded Partners 
Screen Plays, Alldith Screen Services, -wrote 
and directed three films, 1914-20 ; stage 
actor, scenario and play writer, 192 1 — 
28 ; founded Essanay, 1937 ; casting director 
Warner Bros., 1940 ; casting director British 
Aviation Pictures, Ltd., 1944. Address : 
60, Wardour Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1694. 

LEVY, LOUIS, A.L.C.M., musical director, 
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd. b. 
1892. Pioneer of film music ; musical 
director, Gainsborough Pictures until, 1947 ; 
joined A.B.P.C. 1948. Addresses : Office : 
Elstree Studios, Tel. : Elstree 1600. Private: 
Orchard Court, Datchet, Bucks. Tel. : 
Datchet 207. 

LEVY, JULIAN, F.A.L.P.A., F.V.A. Partner 
firm, Harris & Gillow, kinema & theatre valuers 
and agents, b. 1895 ; entered Industry, 
1911. Address: 93-95, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2506. 

LEVY, MORRIS M., A.M.Inst.B.E. ; managing 
director Lion Cinematograph Co., Ltd. ; 
chairman Kent branch C.E.A., 1934, 1941, 
1946 ; entered Industry 1909 ; founded Lion 
Cine Co., 1910 ; member of C.E.A.' General 
Council ; trustee of Kent branch ; member 
of L. an< H.C. branch committee; trustee 
London branch ; a rounder of the Film 
Flying Club. Addresses: Office : 43, Whit- 
comb Street, W.C.2. Tel.: Whitehall 7404. 
Private : Westminster Lodge, 34, Highfield 
Gardens, N.W. 11. Tel.: Speedwell 8788. 



LEWIS, JAMES GARDNER, producer and 
director ; chairman Concord Prods. ; Jay 
Lewis Prods, b. 1914. ed. Eastbourne 
College. Entered industry with B.I. P., 1933; 
later assistant director and production 
manager, G.-B. and Pinewood ; Strand Films, 
1938 ; with Sidney Box founded Verity 
Films ; formed Concord 1945. Addresses : 
Office : Hanover House, 113, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 9167. Private : Halcyon 
Cottage, Lye Green, Chesham, Bucks. Tel. : 
Chesham 471. 

LEWIS, LOUIS, A.C.A., European director 
Selznick Releasing Organisation Inc. ; manag- 
ing director, Selznick Studio Ltd. Addresses: 
15, Great Cumberland Place, W.i. Tel. :, 
Paddington 6661-3. 

LEWIS, SYDNEY K., public relations officer, 
A B.P.C. ; b. 1898; entered Industry after 
training as accountant ; after experience as 
manager appointed general manager, Charles 
K. Deeming Circuit ; past-chairman, Birming- 
ham branch C.E.A. ; past-president, C.E.A. ; 
London delegate to General Council ; joined 
A.B.P.C, Ltd., as Public Relations Officer, 
1943. Addresses: Office: 30/31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 7887. Private: 
162, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leics. 
Tel. : Loughborough 3303. 

LEWIS, WYNDHAM, L.R.A.M., A..T.C.L., 
managing director, West of England Cinemas, 
Ltd. ; Maindee Cinemas, Ltd. b. 1910. 
ed. Xeath Secondary School. Entered 
industry as musician ; transferred to manage- 
ment, Theatre de Luxe, Gloucester ; later 
Odeon, Llandudno ; Odeon, Swiss Cottage ; 
served with R.A.F., five years. Vice-chairman 
South Wales and Monmouthshire branch 
C.E.A., 1947. Address: Office: 2, St. 
Andrews Place, Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 1963. 

LIDDLE, RICHARD S., Home sales manager, 
Ilford, Limited, London ; b. 1906, London ; 
ed. Framlingham College, Suffolk, and 
University College School, London ; with 
Stock Exchange, shipping and ' transport 
companies, then to photographic industry 
as salesman of celluloid base ; salesman for 
Selo Film Stock in 1928 ; joined Ilford, 
Limited, in 1932. Address: Ilford, Limited, 
Ilford, Essex. Tel. : Ilford 3000. 

LITTLER, CHARLES, managing director, 
Picturedrome (Heywood), Ltd. ; secretary - 
S. and E., Lanes.' Branch C.E.A.; b. 1876; 
entered Industry 1914 ; member C.E.A. since 
1916 ; Manchester branch secretary and dele- 
gate to General Council, 1933-39. Addresses : 
Office : 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, 
Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 5758. Private : 
Hazel Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester. 
Tel. : Chorlton 3868. 

LLOYD, EUAN WALLACE, director of 
publicity and exploitation G.F.D. b. 1921. 
ed. Rugby. Joined industry as trainee 
manager, A. B.C. ; later Midland publicity 
manager, A. B.C. ; joined Eagle-Lion on 
inception of company as Midland area 
representative ; transferred to G.F.D. when 
companies merged ; appointed publicity 
manager to Al Parker, film agent, 1946 ; 
returned to G.F.D. in present post, 1947. 
Addresses: Office: G.F.D., 127, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 731 1. Private: 
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LLOYD, W. W., general and booking manager, 
Savoy Entertainments (Oldham), Ltd. ; 
member S. and E. Lanes. C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1882 ; Manchester; ed. St. Margarets, Liver- 
pool ; entered Industry 1911. Addresses: 
Office : Savoy, Oldham. Tel. Main 2618. 
Private : Belmont, Grendon Avenue, Oldham. 

LOCKSTONE, K. L., managing director British 
Films, Ltd. ; entered Industry, 1929 ; 
organising secretary, Conservative Films 
Association, 1929-31 ; general manager. 
British Films, Ltd., 1931-41 ; guided develop- 
ment of Daylight Mobile Talking Kinema. 
Address : 199, Piccadillv, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 2828. 

LODGE, GEORGE, O.B.E., managing director, 
Cinema Utilities, Ltd. ; director, Belfast 
Gaiety Theatre Co., Ltd. ; general manager, 
The Ulster Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd. ; 
managing director, Cinema-General Finance 
Corp., Ltd. ; vice-chairman N.I. branch 
C.E.A., 1947-8; joined Renters, Ltd., 1913; 
Gaumont Co., 1919 ; circuit engineer late 
Sol. Levy, 1922 ; designed manufactured 
and distributed Majestone Sound System, 
1930 ; founder and convener N.I., C.T.B.F., 
1930 ; produced propaganda films for N.I. 
Government, 1939-45. Addresses: Office: 
Imperial, Belfast. Tel.: 21160. Private: 
" Doone," Galwally Park, Belfast. Tel.: 
41635. 

LYONS, EDWARD F., joint nan?ging director, 
G.-B. Kalee, Ltd. ; managing director, Kalee, 
Ltd., Gaumont Kalee Seating Ltd. ; b. 1895 ; 
founded E. A. Langrish & Co., 1915, which 
with Kershaws, formed Kalee, Ltd., 1934 ; 
managing director of this company until 1943, 
when amalgamated with G.-B. Equipments, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office, National House, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9531. 
Private : 60, Park Lane, W.i. Tel. : Grosvenor 
2012. 152, Wick Hall, Hove, Sussex. Tel. : 
Hove 4260,. 

MACKENZIE, DONALD A., M.C., M.A., 
principal, education diviskm, G.-B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd. ; ed. Manchester University ; 
taught in elementary and secondary schools ; 
secretary of higher education to City of 
Sheffield, 1920-23 ; assistant editor The 
Teacher's World, and lecturer 1923-40 ; 
managing editor, official publications for 
Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian and Greek Govern- 
ments in Britain, and manager of La Belgique 
Independante 1940-45, Address : Imperial 
House, 80-82, Regent Street, London, W.i. 

MACQUITTY, WILLIAM, producer, Outlook 
Films, Ltd. Worked in association with 
Sidney Box on films including " On Approval," 
"The Flemish Farm"; associated in backing 
of "Acacia Avenue"; associate producer 
"The Way We Live"; producer of "Blue 
Scar," Outlook Films, 2-6, West Street, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

MAIDMENT, GEO. J., F.C.I.S., A.S.A.A., 
general manager, Omnia Films, Ltd. ; Pro- 
ducers Representations, Ltd. Pendennis 
Pictures Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1897, ed. Archbishop 
Tenison's Grammar School ; appointed chief 
continental auditor, Fox Film Co., Ltd., 1924; 
later comptroller of British Movietonews, Ltd.; 
director, Fox British Pictures, Ltd. ; 1933, 
treasurer and secretary, Columbia Pictures 
Corp., Ltd., Columbia Pictures Export, Ltd., 



Columbia British Productions, Ltd. ; 1944 
general manager, London Films Export, Ltd. 
Address : Ford House, Regent Street. W.i. 
Tels. : Regent 5546-8, Arnold 3919, Middleton- 
on-Sea 303. 

MANVELL, ARNOLD ROGER, B.A., Ph.D., 

secretary-general, The British Film Academy ; 
b. 1909. ed. Leicester, London University. 
Lecturer in Literature, drama ?nd the film 
in adult educational movement ; Film 
Officer, M.'of I., 1940-5; research officer, 
British Film Institute, 1945-7. Author "Film"; 
part author, " Twenty Years of British Films," 
" History of the British Film," " Experimental 
Film "; executive editor " Penguin Film 
Review"; film critic to B.B.C. Address: 
54, Lancaster Gate, London, W.2. Tel. : 
Ambassador 1369. 

MARSH, NIGEL A., managing director, Nigel 
Marsh Theatre Circuit, Ltd. ; Nigel Marsh 
Facilities, Ltd. ; Beacon Film Production, 
Ltd. b. 1918 ; ed. Dover College ; entered 
business, 1937 ; assistant in John Stafford 
Productions ; later assistant cutter, editor. 
Addresses : Office : 19, Hanover Square, 
W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 03-33. Private : 26, 
Conduit Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 8743. 

MARSHALL, MARGARET, publicity specialist. ; 
b. Scotland ; daughter of James Grant 
Marshall, joint managing director, London 
News Agency ; married Bill Batchelor, 
pictorial publicist, London Films ; joined 
industry 1924 ; later publicity manager, G.-B. 
Distributors ; resigned to join Twickenham 
Films ; special publicity for Herbert Wilcox ; 
1936-7 ; publicity director, Two Cities, 1941-7. 
Addresses : Office : 50a, Mount Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 1597. Private : 32, Woodcraft 
Avenue, London, N.W-7- Tel. : Mill Hill 
4426. 

MASON, HAL, general manager and production 
supervisor, Ealing Studios; b. 1911, 
Philadelphia, U.S.A. ; entered industry as 
third assistant director, 1933 ; first assistant 
director and unit manager, 1935-39 ; joined 
Ealing, 1940 ; studio manager, 1942. Addresses: 
Office, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : 78, Clitherow 
Avenue, W-7- Tel. : Ealing 0564. 

MASSICKS, TOM FOSTER, supervisor, Essoldo 
Circuit; b. 1894. Formerly general manager, 
Harry Smelt Circuit ; past-chairman, 
Northern branch C.E. A., member of committee 
and delegate to General Council. Addresses: 
Office : 42, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon- 
Tyne. Tel. : 28082. Private : 1, Gowland 
Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Tel. : 33122. 

MATHER, H. B., exhibitor; member Devon 
and Cornwall branch C.E.A. com mi ttee ; b. 
1904, Plymouth ; entered industry, 1916. 
Addresses: Office, Ford Palladium, Devonport. 
Tel. : 263. Private : 79, Thornhill Road, 
Plymouth. Tel. : 60139. 

MATHER, JOHN, managing director, La Scala, 
and Hippodrome, Bury ; Modern Stage Plays 
Ltd.; b. 1892, ed. Chorley Secondary and 
Hollinswood Schools. Entered industry 1911 ; 
joined Branford and Fenton, Winsford, 1912 ; 
R. C. Buchanan, 1913 ; war service 1915-19. 
Addresses : Office : La Scala, Bury. Tel. : Bury 
140; 146. Private : Newlands, Longsight Road, 
Holcombe Brook, Bury. Tel. : Ramsbottom 
226c. 



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MATHES, C. A., exhibitor; entered industry 
1912, and has been an active exhibitor since 
that date ; chairman of London and Home 
Counties branch, C.E.A., 1931 and 1945 ; 
delegate to the General Council and a member 
of various committees. Address : 55, Stock- 
leigh Hall, Prince Albert Road, N.W.8. 

MATHIESON, MUIR, musical director for 
J. Arthur Rank Organisation productions ; 
b. 1911, Stirling , Scotland ; entered indus- 
try as assistant musical director Alexander 
Korda ; musical director, 1934 ; during war 
musical director to Crown Film Unit, Army, 
and R.A.F. film units, and producer of 
documentary films. Address : Denham Film 
Studios, Denham, Middlesex. Tel. : Denham 
2345- 

MATTHEWS, TERENCE PATRICK, producer. 
Cine Industrial Productions, Windsor Studios, 
b. 1916 : ed. King Williams College, I. of M ; 
Ellesmere College, Salop. Entered industry 
as camera technician. Producer documentary 
and advertising films ; " Operation Diamond," 
Addresses : Office : Windsor Studios, 26, 
Cursitor Street, London, E.C.4. Tel. : Chan- 
cery 8760, 5211-2. Private : 158, Ashfield 
Road, Iver Heath, Bucks. 

MAY, A. G., general manager, A. W. Rogers' 
Circuit ; member Birmingham branch C.E.A. 
committee ; b. 1901, Birmingham ; entered 
trade, 1915 ; joined A. W. Rogers, 1928. 
Address : Carlton, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, 
12. Tel. : Calthorpe 0861. 

MAYNARD, GEORGE, associate producer, 
Herbert Wilcox Productions, b. 1909. 
Productions : " Piccadilly Incident," " Court- 
ney's of Curzon Street," " Spring in Park 
Lane," " Elizabeth of Ladymead," " May time 
in Mayfair." Addresses': Office : 128, 
Mount Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gros- 
venor 1693. Private : Glengariff, Beacons- 
field, Bucks. Tel. : Beaconsfield 81. 

McAREE, W. J., booking manager, Bedford 
Cinemas, Ltd., Liverpool; member North- 
western branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
1900, Liverpool; entered industry, 1920. 
Addresses : Office, Plaza, Birkenhead. Tel. : 
4056. Private: "Brian Hey," 137, Alder 
Road, Liverpool 12. Tel. : Stoneycroft 1552. 

Mcdonald, james harold, f.s.a.a., 

F.C.C.S., secretary, Associated British Picture 
Corporation, Ltd. ; Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; ed. Breadalbane Academy, 
Aberfeldy ; formerly partner Wm. H. Jack 
& Co., incorporated accountants. Address: 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7887. 

MCINTOSH, MINNIE F., proprietress, Princess 
Theatre, Dundee ; secretary, Dundee and 
District section C.E.A. ; b. 1901, Dundee ; 
entered industry 1917 ; member Scottish 
branch C.E.A. committee since 1932 ; delegate 
to General Council since 1937 ; vice-chairman 
Scottish branch, 1941, chairman, 1942. 
Address: Princess Theatre, Hawkhill, Dundee. 
Tel. : 67210. 

MCLAREN, JOHN, managing director, John 
McLaren Pictures, Ltd. Films include : 
" Great Day " (RKO) ; " Man from Morocco " 
(A.B.P.C.) ; "The Way to the Stars" 
(Two Cities) ; " No Orchids for Miss Blandish." 
Address: 15, Palace Gardens Terrace, W.8. 
Tel. : Bayswater 3350. 



MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERT, director, general and 
booking manager, Caley, P.H., Co., director 
Cinema Properties, Ltd.; Cinema Holdings 
(Kirkcaldy), Ltd. ; Inveresk Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
East Fife Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Raith Cinema 
Co., Ltd. ; Granton Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Thorn- 
liebank Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Sighthill Cinema 
Co., Ltd. ; secretary Leith Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
director and secretary, Kinnear Morison, Ltd. ; 
b. 1898 ; entered industry, 1923 ; chair- 
man Scottish branch C.E.A., 1934. Addresses : 
Office, 5, Coates Place, Edinburgh. Tel. : 
27361. Private : 8, Abercorn Crescent, 
Edinburgh. Tel. : 75716. 

MCPHERSON, MERVYN, director of press 
relations, M.-G.-M. ; b. 1892 ; ed. Clifton 
College ; journalist in London and New 
York ; entered Industry as publicity director 
for "Way Down East," "Orphans of the 
Storm " and other D. W. Griffith films ; 
engaged by Marcus Loew in 1922 to publicise 
" Four Horsemen " ; thereafter attached to 
M.-G.-M. first at Tivoli, subsequently at 
Empire. Address : Empire Theatre, Leicester 
Square, W.C.i. Tel. : Gerrard 1234 , 7178. 

McQUAID, EDWARD, controller, Children's 
Cinema Clubs, C.M.A. b. 1896 : ed. Glasgow 
University. Formerly teacher, playwright, 
journalist. Business manager for ten years ; 
controller Odeon Children's Clubs since 1943. 
Addresses : Office : New Gallery House, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 8080. Private: 
16, Neale Close, London. N.2. Tel. : Tudor 
6983. 

MEARS, COUN. HARRY P. E., O.B.E. ; 
exhibitor ; b. 1891, Lewes, Sussex ; 
entered Industry, 1909 ; first war-time 
president C.E.A. ; chairman Hants and Dorset 
branch ; chairman Bournemouth section, 
and Hants and East Dorset delegate to the 
General Council. Addresses: Office: 303, 
Wimbourne Road, Bournemouth. Tel. : 
Winton 790. Private : Woolsbridge, West 
Moors, Dorset. Tel. : Yerwood 238. 

MERRELLS, T. E., exhibitor; member South 
Wales branch C.E.A. committee ; b: 1894, 
Swansea ; proprietor Mumbles Cinemas, Ltd., 
Addresses : Office, Tivoli, Mumbles, Swansea. 
Tel. : 6188. Private : 19, Kenilworth House, 
Castle Court, Cardiff. Tel. : 6718. 



MESLING, CHARLES ALFRED, commercial 
publicity manager, J.A.R.O. b. 1913. For- 
merly industrial relations officer, Crompton 
Parkinson and F. R. Watts and Sons, Ltd. ; 
joined J.A.R.O., May 1947. Addresses : 
Office : Imperial House, Air Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Regent 7331. Private : 19, 
South Drive Orpington, Kent. Tel. : Farn- 
borough 3432. 

METCALFE, CHAS. P., managing director, mid- 
Yorkshire Entertainments, Ltd. ; North- 
Eastern Entertainments, Ltd. ; Harrogate 
Theatre Co., Ltd., Regal (West Hartlepool), 
Ltd., and European Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 
1883, West Hartlepool ; entered trade, 1909 ; 
president C.E.A., 1937, and past-chairman 
Leeds C.E.A. branch ; member Board of 
Trade Advisory Committee. Addresses : 
Office, 58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8. Tel. : 64352. 
Private : 16, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay 
Leeds. Tel. : 61631. 



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MILGATE, VICTOR, A. M., Northern Manager, 
Walturdaw Cinema Supply Co., Ltd. b. 
1895 ; ed. Battersea Polytechnic ; Manchester 
Technical College. Past-president, Lanca- 
shire Cinema Old Boys' Association. Addresses: 
Ofhce : 3, The Parsonage, Manchester, 3. 
Tel. : Blackfriars 9901. Private : 3, Saxon 
Avenue, Manchester, 8. 

MILLAR, HAROLD B., Central European 
Supervisor, Eagle-Lion Distributors ; chair- 
man, Rallim Theatres, Ltd. b. 1902; 
engineer ; late proprietor of Princes Cinema, 
Brighton ; pioneer exhibitor of Continental 
and unusual films. Address: 7, Tongdean 
Avenue, Hove, 4. Tel. : Preston 4206. 

MILLER, WILLIAM, general manager Ogden 
Circuit ; director Cinemas (Manchester), Ltd. ; 
Picture House (Oldham), 1927, Ltd. ; Warston 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1906, Manchester ; 
joined Ogden Circuit as accountant, 1933 ; 
promoted general manager, 1944 ; treasurer 
Manchester and Salford C.E.A. ; secretary, 
Society of Cinematurians, Manchester. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 196, Deansgate, Manchester, 
3. Tel. : Blackfriars 7445. Private : 28, 
Leinster Road, Swinton, Manchester. Tel. : 
Swinton 2361. 

MILLS, STANLEY C, divisional supervisor, 
A. B.C. ; member Sussex branch C.E.A. 
committee ; delegate to General Council ; 
b. 1896, London ; entered trade as kinema 
musician, 1919 ; manager, 1929-43 ; appointed 
London area supervisor, A. B.C., 1943. 
Addresses : Office: Astoria, Brighton. Tel. : 
8592. Private : Tel. : Hove 8865. 

MILSOM, PERCY J., general manager, Isle of 
Wight Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1902 ; son of 
P. B. Milsom, first kinema proprietor in 
I.-o-W. ; entered Industry as projectionist - 
assisted late Arthur Hill in building circuit 
now known as the I.-o-W. Theatres, Ltd. ; 
supervisor and booking manager, 1934 ; 
general manager, 1936 ; chairman of Ports- 
mouth and I.-o-W. branch C.E.A., 1943; 
Addresses : Office : Theatre Royal, Rvde. 
Tel. : Ryde 2387. Private: " Somerhill," 
Mayfield Road, Ryde. 

MINNEY, R. J., producer and script writer, 
Premier Productions, b. 1895, Calcutta ; 
ed. King's College, London ; started script 
writing 1934 ; " Clive of India," " Dear 
Octopus," " Woman of France," and colla- 
borated in others ; producer 1943 ; "Madonna 
of the Seven Moons," " A Place of One's 
Own," "The Wicked Lady," "The Magic 
Bow," and " The Idol of Paris." Address : 
27, Princes Gate, London, S.W. Tel. : 
Kensington 2491. 

MINTER, J. G., Fellow of Society : certified and 
Corporate accountant. Entered film industry 
in 1938. Managing director of Renown 
Pictures Corporation, Ltd., Renown Film 
Productions, Ltd. Independent distributor 
and producer, British films. Address : nia, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4403. 

MITCHELL, EDGAR, Assistant Theatre Con- 
troller, Midland Area 3, C.M.A. ; b. 1894, 
Bradford ; vice-chairman Manchester branch 
C.E.A., 1924-27. Addresses : Office, West 
End Cinema, Birmingham. Tel. : Midland 
0022. Private : 83, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, 
Birmingham. Tel. : Edgbaston 0662. 



MITCHELL, EDWARD, F.C.A., managing 
director and secretary, Lyceum (Whittington 
Moor) Ltd. ; secretary, Victoria Enterprises., 
Ltd., Chesterfield; b. 1897; ed. Chesterfield 
Grammar School. Chairman, Notts, and 
Derby branch C.E.A., 1947-8; hon. secretary, 
Chesterfield and District Entertainment 
Proprietors- and Managers Association. 
Addresses: Office: 71, Saltergate, Chesterfield. 
Tel.: 2955. Private: Westmoor, Linden 
Avenue, Chesterfield. Tel. : 6246. 

MITCHENER, H. H. C, F.L.A.A. secretary 
Hampshire and East Dorset branch C.E.A. ; 
in practice as certified accountant since 1919, 
and has been secretary and accountant to 
numerous kinemas. Addresses : Office, 2, 
Carlton Crescent, Southampton. Tel. : 4533-4 
Private : 1, Fernlea Gardens, Bassett, South- 
ampton. Tel. : Bassett 68584. 

MONTAGUE, IVOR, associate producer, writer, 
Ealing Studios. b. 1904 ; ed. Westmin- 
ster School ; Royal College of Science 
and Technology ; King's College, Cambridge. 
Founder Film Society 1925 ; partner Brund 
and Montague 1925 ; co-author screen play 
" Scott of the Antarctic " ; associate producer 
"Another Shore"; member General Council 
A.C.T. ; member council, Screenwriters 
Association. Address : Office : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. 

MONTGOMERY, JOHN, publicist; educated 
Brighton College ; joined Sound City 1933 ; 
Jack Payne 1936 ; Louis Levy and variety, 
Radiolympia, 1939 ; formed own publicity 
organisation ^46 ; publicity manager, 
Nettlefold Studios ; Nettlefold Films ; Carlton 

Hill Studios ; Kay Labs ; John Baxter 
Prods., 1948. Address: 62, Bury Walk,[London, 
S.W. 3. Tel. : Kensington 9735. 

MOODABE, MICHAEL JOSEPH, governing 
director Amalgamated Theatres, Ltd., and 
Civic Theatre, Ltd., chairman, Dominion 
Screens, Ltd. ; director Thames Buildings, 
Ltd., National Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1895. 
Entered industrv at age of 13 ; with brother 
founded Amalgamated Theatres, 1924, member 
of Film Industry Board and of Auckland 
City Council. 

MOODY, ALBERT, M.B.K.S., managing direct- 
or, Provincial Cinematograph Trading Co. 
b. 1901; ed. Leeds High School. Entered 
trade 1918 ; secretary, Yorkshire Cinema Trade 
Exchange, 1919-1927 ; Electrocord Sound 
Equipment, general manager, 1929-1932 ; 
established Provincial Cinematograph Trading 
Co., 1933. Addresses : Office : 17, Welling- 
ton Street, Leeds, 1. Tel. : 26692. Private : 
49, Jackson Avenue, Gledhow, Leeds, 8. 
Tel. : 61643. 

MOORHOUSE, HARRY, A.C.A., managing 
director, H. D. Moorhouse Circuit. Appointed 
successor to late H. D. Moorhouse, 1946. 
Addresses : Office : Imperial Buildings, 
7, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel. : Ardwick 
2226. Private: " Moorfield," 283, Bramhall 
Lane South, Bramhall, Stockport. Tel. : 
Bramhall 462. 

MORENO, GEORGE, Jr., director and producer, 
British Animated Productions, b. 1915 ; ed. 
Los Angeles, California. Started animation 
career with Universal Studios, 1935 ; two years 
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and " Popeye " shorts. Addresses: Office: 
Hawker House, Portland Gardens, Harringay, 
N.4. Tel. : Stamford Hill 9221. Private : 
51, Gloucester Place, W.i. Tel. : Welbeck 
2288. 



MORGAN, A. trustee, Blaenavon Workmen's 
Institute and Hall ; member, S. Wales branch 
C.E.A. committee ; b. 1880, Blaenavon, Mon. ; 
chairman, S. Wales branch C.E.A. 1943. 
Address : 11, Lower Wann Street, Blaenavon, 
Mon. 

MORGAN, DAVID, F.S.A.A., director and 
secretary of Film Workshop, Ltd. b. 1903. 
Incorporated accountant, partner in the firm 
of Morgan and Co. Former chairman of 
Haltemprice U.D.C., and governor of Hull 
University, 1936-1941 ; senior accountant, 
Admiralty and financial adviser to Royal 
Navy in the Mediterranean and to the British 
Naval Mission in Greece, 1939-45 ; founder 
of Privy Cinema, Hull and Plaza, Hessle. 
Addresses : Office : 19, St. Martin's Street, 
Leicester Square, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
8396-7. Private : 43, Heath Drive, Raynes 
Park, S.W.20. 

MORGAN, JOSEPH, secretary-manager, Work- 
man's Hall, Gilfach Goch, Tonyrefail ; mem- 
ber, S. Wales branch C.E.A. committee ; 
past-chairman of branch. Address : Work- 
men's Hall, Gilfach Goch. Tel. : 14. 



MORING, LEONARD EDWARD, chairman and 
managing director, British Animated Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. b. 1909 : ed. Barnsbury 
Central School. Addresses : Office : Hawker 
House, Portland Gardens, Harringay, N.4. 
Tel. : Stamford Hill 9221-5. Private : 
Chirnside, 53, Thetford Road, New Maiden, 
Surrey. Tel. : Maiden 4116. 

MORRIS, E. C, general manager, Scala, Notting- 
ham ; treasurer and member, committee 
Notts, and Derbv Branch C.E.A. ; entered 
industry 1909 ; renting ; exhibiting ; patentee 
of Morris Dividing Kinema Screen. Addresses : 
Office, Scala, Nottingham. Tel. : 3633. Private: 
29, Exeter Road, Nottingham. 

MORRIS, W. SOUTHAN, managing director, 
S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. ; entered trade 
1913. Address : Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 

3242. 

MORRISON, FRED. W., exhibitor; member, 
Northern Branch C.E.A., committee ; delegate 
to General Council ; b. 1873 ; one of original 
founders of Exhibitors' Association formed in 
Newcastle in early days of industry ; repre- 
sented district at Birmingham conference 
which gave birth to C.E.A. ; member C.T.B.F. 
Council. Address : " Greenbank," Dunston 
Bank, Dunston-on-Tyne, Gateshead, 1 1 . Tel. : 
Dunston 84320. 

MORRISON, T. J., scenario editor, A.B.P.C., 
Ltd. ; b. 1906, Glasgow; joined B.I. P. Elstree, 
1931 ; subsequently scenarist, Warner Brothers, 
Gainsborough, Grafton Films, Holvrood 
Films ; A.B.P.C. 1944. Addresses : Office, 
Colquhoun House, Broadwick Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 8646. Private : 244, Finchley 
Road, N.W.3. Tel. : Hampstead 7747. 



MOSS, A% S., company director ; b. 1893; 
formerly manager, supervisor, area super- 
intendent, assistant theatre ' controller for 
G.-B. and P.C.T. Kinema ; controller for Moss 
Empires ; eventually chief supervisor and 
general manager to A. B.C. and associated 
companies, resigned 1942. 

MOUNTAIN, LIEUT. COL. BRIAN, director and 
general manager Eagie Star Insurance Co., 
Ltd. ; director Odeon Theatres, Ltd., and 
following subsidiaries : Entertainments and 
General Investments Corp., Ltd., Odeon 
F r eeholds and Ground Rents, Ltd., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd. ; b. 1899, London. Address : 
Office, 1, Threadneedle Street, E.C.2. Tel. : 
London Wall 1212. Private : Shawford Park, 
nr. Winchester. Tel. : Twyford, Hants. 2289. 

MOWFORTH, GEORGE, b. 1905. Entered 
industry in 1923 as assistant advertising 
manager, Universal ; publicity manager, 
British Lion ; Pathe Pictures and Pathe 
Equipment for 13 years ; now publicity 
manager, Monarch Film Corporation, Ltd. 
Address : National House, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8368. 



MUNDEN, MAXWELL, writer-director; docu- 
mentary producer, b. 1912. Journalist and 
short story writer, 1932-7 ; scenarist Mer ton 
Park Studios, 1938 ; scenario editor to 
Sydney Box's Verity Films 1940: From 1941 
directed Government documentaries. Films in 
elude " Song of the People," " Picture Paper," 
" Country Town," " One Man's Story." 
In charge of production Horizon Unit 
1944-7 ; became managing director Film 
Workshop Ltd., 1948. Address : "The 
Cottage," Fairlawn Road, Wimbledon, S.W.19. 
Tel. : Liberty 5864. 

MURPHY, JAMES LAWRENCE, assistant to 
Fay Allport, European director, M.P.A.A. 
b. 1917 ; ed. University of Virginia. Formerly 
assistant to president of United Air Lines. 
Addresses: Office: 15, .New Burlington 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 38 n. Private : 
Arlington House, S.W.i. Tel. : Regent 4670. 

MUSK, CECIL, associated producer Film 
Producers Guild ; educated Aske's, City of 
London School, Dulwich College ; joined 
P.D.C. and Riverside Studios 1933 ; scenarist 
Western Electric and assistant supervisor of 
film production 1934 ; visited Holywood 1936 ; 
Merton Park Studios film director 1937 ; 
general production manager 1938 ; appointed 
producer 1940. Addresses: Office: Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. Private : Musk 
Cottage, Seven Hills Road, Cobham, Surrey, 
Tel. : Cobham 2617. 

MYERS, JOHN B., publicity, J.A.R.O. b. 1904 ; 
joined industry as publicity manager Para- 
mount British, 1930 ; later represented group 
of stars and directors ; publicity and adver- 
tising director, London Films, 1932^39 ; 
formed own company, Arrow Publicity, 1939 ; 
joined Production Facilities (Films) Ltd., as 
director of publicity and advertising manager 
for Rank film companies, 1945 ; subsequently 
transferred to J.A.R.O. as director of pub- 
licity ; joined Sydney W T ynne on the 
publicity executive in 1948. Address : 38, 
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MYERS, S. A., assistant managing director 
British Lion Film Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; 
joined Stoll Film Co. 191S : independent 
renter Midlands 1926-27 ; joined British Lion 
1928 as general manager. Address : 76-78, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2S82. 

N EAGLE, ANNA, actress, formerly Maijorie 
Robertson. "Good Night, Vienna," "Little 
Damozel," "Bitter Sweet," "Nell Gwvn," 
" Peg of Old Drury," " Victoria the Great," 
"Sixty Glorious Years," "Nurse Edith 
Cavell," "Irene," "Sunny," "No. No. 
Nanette," " They Flew Alone," England, 
1 941, " Yellow,, " Canary," England, 1943, 
" I Live in Grosvenor Square," England, 1944. 
"Piccadilly Incident," 1946; " Courtneys 
of Curzon Street," 1947: " Spring in Park 
Lane," " Elizabeth of Ladymead," 1948. 
Stage : " Peter Pan," " Rosalind," " As 
You Like It"; Jane Austen's "Emma," 
1944. 

NEAME, DEREK, writer and story executive; 
b. 1915, Esher, Surrey. Appeared 1919 in 
" Peep Behind the Scenes" and other silent 
films ; joined camera staff, B.I. P., 1932 ; 
wrote scripts 1934—7, " Special Edition," 
original screenplay ■ ' ' Lilac Domino," ' ' A Star 
from Heaven," " Once in a Million," covered 
French story publications for Gainsborough 
in Pari; 1937-9 : film rights' negotiator and 
story adviser for Scenario Institute and 
P.F.' (F) Ltd., 1942-6 ; writer Independent 
Producers, Ltd., 1946-7 ; scenario " The 
Small Voice," 1947-8 ; formed Integrity 
Films ; adaptation " Mrs. Christopher," 
Two Cities : story negotiator for Independent 
It..': c:r;. ; . Addresses: Office : c,o 
Christopher Mp-uq, Ltd. Tel. : Mayfair 1421. 
Private : 3, Rathbone Place, London, Wi. 
Tel. : Museum 71 18. 

NEAME, RONALD, producer-director ; Director, 
Independent Producers, Ltd. ; b. 191 1, 
London ; entered industry 1928 as camera 
assistant ; lighting cameraman 1934 ; 
appointed jointly in charge of all Noel 
Coward-Two Cities Productions, 1942 ; visited 
Hollvwood 1944 ; producer on Cinesuild's 
" Great Expectations " ; director " Take My 
Life "; producer, " Oliver Twist," " Passionate 
Lover." Addresses : Office : Cineguild Ltd., 
Pinewooa Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
Iver 700. Private : " Mount Fidget," Fulrner 
Rise. Fulrner. Bucks. 



NEILSON, BAXTER R. K,, executive producer, 
Basic Films, Ltd. b. 1909. ed. University 
College School, Hampstead, and Exeter 
College, Oxford. Joint editor ' ' Penguin Film 
Review"; member British Film Academy. 
Address: 18, Soho Square, London. W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7015 

NEWBOULD, ALFRED ERNEST, director 
Associated Provincial Picture Houses, Ltd. 
Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd. ; chairman and 
managing director Palmer Newbould & Co., 
Ltd. ; b. 1873 ; educated Burton Grammar 
School ; president of the C.E.A., 1914-1920 ; 
1919—22 M.P. for the West Levton division of 
Essex. Address : 52, Haymaiket, S.W.i. 

NIRVA, DORA, chairman and producer, Athene 
Film Productions, Ltd. ; director. Swift Rifle 
Co., Ltd. ; S.T.A.W. ; Bakanowski Cor- 



poration, Ltd. ; entered Trade 1930 with 
Gainsborough and G.B. as script girl ; later 
production manager; English supervisor to 
A.C.L, Rome, Italy, 1935 ; production 
manager and script writer, British National, 
*935 ', production manager for Toeplitz 
Productions, Ltd., 1936 ; producer and script 
writer, British National Films, Ltd., 1936-37. 
Addresses : 5, Burton House, 72, Notting 
Hill Gate, W.n ; and 29, Palace Gate, W.8 ; 
Tel. : Bayswater 5080 and Western 6051-4. 

NOLBANDOV, SERGEI, producer, J. Arthur Rank 
organisation's " This 5lodem Age " ; producer 
film director, writer ; formerly with London 
Film Productions ; Associated Sound Film 
Industries ; British Sound Firm Productions ; 
Gloria Swanson British Productions ; Warner 
Criterion, British Cine Alliance and Ealing 
Films, Ltd. ; graduate in Law, Moscow 
University ; executive producer ' ' Amateur 
Gentleman"; co-author of "Fire Over 
England," " Four Just Men," " Buhet in the 
Ballet," co-author and associate producer, 
"There Ain't No Justice," " Proud Valley,' 
and "Convoy," co-author and director, 
"Ships with Wings." Co-author and director, 
" Undercover " ; in charge of film production 
for liberated countries, Films Division, M. of I., 
1945. Address : 11, St. Edmunds Court, 
Regent's Park ; Tel. : Primrose 1381. 

NORMAN-WRIGHT, P. G. A., managing director 
and lessee Lyceum, Newport ; b. 1907, 
Loudwater, Bucks ; entered Industry 1924 ; 
formerly cameraman, assistant director, 
advertising manager, salesman. Address : 
Lyceum Theatre, Newport, Mon. Tel. : 
Newport 2906. 

NORRIS, WILLIAM H. G., studio manager. 
Nettlefold Studios, Ltd. b. 1901. ed, 
London Polytechnic. Joined Kay Labora- 
tories, as engineer, 1929 ; transferred to 
Nettlefolds, 1941. Addresses: Office: The 
Croft, Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames. 
Tel. : Walton-on-Thames 2414. Private : 
27, Kings Road, Walton. Tel. : Walton 
2974- 

NORTHCOTT, GEORGE VERNON, M.Inst.B.E., 
chairman, Portsmouth Town Cinemas, Ltd. ;. 
chairman of 15 other companies, and founder 
of Ashley United Industries. Addresses : 
Office : Shaftesbury Cinema, Portsmouth. 
Private : Nutwell Court, Exmouth. Tel. : 
Topsham 8230. 

NYMAN, KENNETH ARTHUR, B.Sc, director, 
Eros Films, Ltd. b. 1899. ed. City of 
London. Past-president C.E.A. ; past- 
chairman L. and H.C. branch C.E.A. ; 
director, Curzon, Brighton; Popular Cinema, 
East London ; Rex, Bethnal Green ; inau- 
gurated and managed re-release dept, Anglo- 
American Film Corp., 1943 5. Addresses: 
119, Wardour Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3302. Private : 36, Manor House 
Drive, London, N.W.6. Tel. : Willesdea 
0792. 

O'BRIEN, TOM, M.P., general secretary of 
N.A.T.K.E. and member of the T.U.C. General 
Council ; trade unionist for 27 years ; joined 
present union in 1919 ; became district 
organiser for South Wales and the West of 
England in 1921, and national organiser in 
1924 ; in 1932 was elected general secretary ; 
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serves on the Council's Organising Committee, 
Trades Councils Joint Consultative Committee; 
Rationing and Prices Committee ; Scientific 
Committee ; Non-Manual Workers' Advisory 
Committee, and represents the Council on 
the National Film Association ; member of 
the Cinematograph Films Council, President 
of the Federation of Theatre Unions ; served 
on International Trade Union missions to 
U.S.A., France Italy, Belgium, Czecho- 
slovakia ; elected- Labour M.P. for West 
Division, City of Nottingham, 1945 ; elected 
to Nat. Council of Labour and general council 
of World Federation of Trade Unions, 1948. 
Address : Seymour House, Waterloo Place, 
London, S.W.i. Whitehall 1986. 

O'CONNOR, PAT., Publicity director, Ealing 
Studios ; b. 1897 ; joined Associated News- 
papers, 1911 ; Weekly Dispatch, 1919-22 ; 
Theatrical Publicity, 1922-23 ; Paramount Film 
Service, 1923-40 ; as director of publicity and 
advertising, Warner Bros., 1941 ; manager, 
Warner Theatre, Leicester Square, 1943. 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

ORAM, EDWIN, director of Ross, Ltd. ; Barnet 
Ensign Ross, Ltd. ; joined Taylor, Taylor & 
Hobson, Ltd., in 1918 ; hon. secretary and 
Fellow of the British Kinematograph Society 
and Member of the Council. Addresses : 
Office : Ross, Ltd., Clapham Common, S.W.4, 
and 26, Conduit Street, W.i. Private : 
51, Lawrence Gardens, Mill Hill, N.W.7. 

ORME, ROBERT FREDERICK, joint managing 
director, Cranfield Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1917 ; 
educated University of Oregon ; with Odeon 
Theatres of Canada for one year before 
coming to England to join Cranfield Cinemas. 
Addresses : Office : 60-66, Wardour Street, 
W.r. Tel. : Gerrard 9531. Private : " Ard- 
more," 53, Harley Shute Road, St. Leonards- 
on-Sea, Sussex. Tel. : Hastings 3672. 

ORTON, WALLACE, associate producer and 
casting director ; director of Admin. Film 
Casting Assocn. Address : 21-22, Poland 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 9584. 

OSBORNE, A. W., b. 1882 ; formerly 
accountant ; entered industry 1922, as director 
and secretary, George Clark Pictures, Ltd. ; 
sold Beaconsfield Studio on behalf of George 
Clark to British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd., 
1927 and carried on as General Manager 
(Studio) ; during war period business manager 
at Pinewood Studios for the M. of I. Address : 
Film Div., COL, 85, Baker Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Welbeck 4420. 

OSTRER, ISIDORE, chairman, Lothbury Invest- 
ment Corporation, Ltd. and Premier Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. ; up to 1941 chairman of 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd. 
Address: 27, Princes Gate, S.W.7. Tel. : 
Kensington 2491. 

CSTRER, MARK, director, Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd., and Gaumont- 
British Distributors, Ltd. ; originally 
a merchant banker ; with his brothers, 
Isidore and Maurice, took financial interest 
in Gaumont Co., Ltd., 1922 ; active 
in formation of G.B. Picture Corporation, 
Ltd. ; also joint managing director of P.C.T., 
Ltd., General Theatres Corporation, Ltd., 



director Demnan Picture Houses, Ltd. 
Address: New Gallery House, 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Regent 8080. 

OSTRER, MAURICE, executive producer, 
Premier Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; 
originally with brothers, Isidore and Mark, 
became financially identified with Gaumont 
Co., Ltd., in 1922 ; subsequently was asso- 
ciated with G-B, Picture Corporation until 
1946. Address : 27, Princes Gate, London, 
S.W. ; Tel. : Kensington 2491. 

OULD, ROGER F., B.A. (Oxon) ; casting 
director, Ealing Studios Ltd. ; b. 1890, 
Chester ; barrister-at-law ; formerly with 
Basil Dean ; general manager Link House 
Publications ; casting director, A.T.P., 1928- 
34 ; director, Parsons Fletcher & Co., 1934- 
41. Address : Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing 
Green, London, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

PAGE, W., supervisor, J. B. Milne Theatres ; 
member Scottish branch C.E.A., Committee ; 
b. 1897, Leven, Fifeshire ; entered Trade, 
1920 ; joined Milne Theatres, 1939 ; past- 

- chairman, Dundee section, C.E. A. Addresses: 
Office : Bannerman House, 27, South Tay 
Street, Dundee. Tel. : 4019. Private : 19, 
Mains Drive, Dundee. Tel. : 81936. 

PALLOS, STEVEN, director, Pendennis Pictures 
Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1902, Budapest, Hungary ; 
entered production and distribution in 
France ; partnership with Korda, 1929 ; later 
formed London Film Prods. Independent 
producer- since 1946. Films: "Teheran," 
" Call of the Blood." 

PAREEZER, REGINALD, managing director, 
Theatre De Luxe (Norwich), Ltd. ; member, 
Eastern Counties Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1890, Blackpool ; twenty years in theatrical 
profession ; acquired control Theatre De Luxe 
on advent of sound. Addresses : Office, 
Theatre De Luxe, St. Andrews, Norwich ; 
Tel.: 25892; Private: 11, Richmond Court, 
Thorpe, Norwich. Tel. : 33975. 

PARKER, LAURENCE G., MA., LL.B., 
secretary, Association of Specialised Film 
Producers, Ltd. b. 1912, ed. Glasgow 
University. Solicitor, Scotland, 1938-39 ; 
served R.A. 1939-46 ; appointed present post, 
June, 1946. Addresses: Office : 3, Portman 
Chambers, 7-9, Baker Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Welbeck 5711-2. Private : 4, Woodchurch 
Road, London, N.W.6. Tel. : Maida Yale 
633I- 

PARKKOUSE, C. T., studio controller; chief 
sound engineer, Kay's Carlton Hill Fihn 
Studios ; b. Norwich, Norfolk ; entered 
Industry, 1922. Addresses : Office, 72A 
Carlton Hill, N.W.8. Tel. : Maida Vale 1141. 
Private: 6, Farm Leigh, Southgate. Tel.: 
Palmers Green 6761. 

PARKINSON, R. NORMAN, managing director, 
Henrion Carbons, Ltd. ; b. 1898, Melbourne, 
Australia ; associated with Industry since 
arrival in England, 1928 ; joined Henrion 
Carbons, Ltd., as sales manager, appointed 
managing director, 1935. Addresses: Office : 
Dean House, Dean Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5748. Private : Kensington 
Close, Wrights Lane, W.8. Tel. : Western 
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PASCOE, H. D., proprietor, Picturedrorne, 
Cinema-de-Luxe, Northampton ; chairman, 
Southern Midlands Branch C.E.A., 1047-8. 
b. 1894, New Zealand ; entered Trade 1920. 
Addresses: Office, 55, Abington Street, 
Northampton. Tel. : 4741. Private : 
" Penbryn," Greenway, Weston Fowell, 
Northampton. 

PATTINSON, J., director of sales, 20th Century- 
Fox Film Co., Ltd. ; b. 1899, London ; 
entered Industry, 1919, as salesman, with 
Famous Films, Ltd. ; subsequently manager, 
South Yorkshire Goldwyn, Ltd. ; manager, 
Birmingham F.B.O., Ltd. ; joined Fox, 1931 ; 
manager, Birmingham branch ; appointed 
assistant sales manager, 1937. Addresses : 
Office, 31, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7766. Private:, " Broadlawns," Thames 
Ditton, Surrey. Tel. : Emberbrook 1288. 

PAULEY, A. J., M.A.S.E.E., M.B.K.S,. 
chief engineer, D. and P. Studios, Ltd. ; b. 
1902, London ; formerly on Hydro-Electric 
Power Development, in Canada ; engaged on 
building Denham Studios, 1935 ; later 
assistant chief engineer. Addresses : Office, 
Denham Studios, Denham, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Denham 2345. Private : " Muskoka," Tudor 
Gardens, Denham. Tel. : Denham 2464. 

PEEL, ARTHUR, managing director, Victory 
Theatre, Ltd. ; entered Trade, 1909 ; founded 
Queens Cinema Co., Nelson, 1913 ; New City 
Film Co., Manchester, 1916 ; chairman, Man- 
chester C.E.A. branch, 1938-39 ; chairman, 
Barrowford U.D.C., 1948-9. Addresses : 
Office : Princes Theatre, Edgar Street, 
Accrington. Tel. : 2701. Private : Barley- 
dale, Higherford, Nelson. Tel. : 1496. 

PELLY, E. P., chairman and joint managing 
director, Film Producers Guild, Ltd. ; 
managing director Guild Holdings, Ltd. ; 
chairman of Verity Films, Ltd., Merton Park 
Studios Ltd. ; Greenpark Productions, Ltd. ; 
Publicity Films, Ltd. ; Sound-Services, Ltd. 
W. M. Larkins & Co., Ltd. ; Technical and 
Scientific Films, Ltd. ; entered Industry 
with introduction of sound ; formerly director 
Western Electric. Address : Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 5420. 

PEM3ER, W. L., founded the Cinema Managers' 
Assoc. (now merged with S.C.M.), with A. 
Higham-Cowen and T. O'Brien, in 1942. 
Drafted the first "National Charter for 
Cinema Managers " ; manager, Regal.Staines ; 
b. Monmouthshire ; ed. Pontywaun ; entered 
business as artist and copy-writer to Castleton 
Knight, 1924 ; joined Rex Publicity Service, 
1930 ; studio manager, Art Display Service, 
1933; joined A. B.C., 1935. Addresses : Regal, 
Staines. Tel. : 3316. Private : The Cabin, 
White Hill, Marlow, Bucks. 

PENDLETON, JOHN W., director and secretary 
Denham Laboratories, Ltd. Addresses : 
Office, Denham, near Uxbridge. Tel. : Den- 
ham 2323. Private : Berks Hill, Chorley 
Wood. Tel. : Chorley Wood 399. 

PENNY, ARTHUR GORDON, F.I.E.S., manager; 
Osram Technical Department, G.E.C; b. 1907, 
London ; formerly G.E.C. Research Labora- 
tories, Wembley, 1928 ; assistant, Osram 
Lamp Technical Department, 1930 ; chief 
assistant, 1932 ; manager, 1942. Addresses : 



Office, Magnet House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 8000. Private 33, Denman 
Drive, N.W.n. Tel. : Meadway 1689. 

PEREIRA, ARTHUR, F.R.P.S., M.B.K.S.; 
entered industry, 1908 ; invented machinery, 
processes, for Kinora, Ltd. ; later joined 
filming expeditions, Africa and India (Angola, 
Timbuktu, Everest 1924, Hyderabad 1930) ; 
made Far East demonstration film for Dufay- 
color ; lecturer at Regent Street Polytechnic ; 
war years photographic research laboratory at 
aircraft works ; now compiling textbook on 
substandard cinematography. Address : Royal 
Photographic Society, 16, Princes Gate, Ken- 
sington, S.W.7. Tel. : Kensington 3334. 

PERKINS, JAMES E., chairman and managing 
director, Paramount Film Service, Ltd. ; 
b. 1898, Los Angeles , formerly manager 
Australasian and Far Eastern Division, 
Paramount. Address: 162, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

PERTWEE, M., author, playwright, scenarist ; 
b. 1916, London ; wrote in collaboration 
with Guy Beauchamp, stage piay, " Death on 
the Table" and "The Paragon " in collabora- 
tion with Roland Pertwee. Address : 21, 
Gilston Road, S.W.10. Tel. : Flax. 1527. 

PHILPOT, HAROLD T. A., managing director, 
Philpot Circuit ; associated with brother in 
firm of Philpot Bros., builders and contractors, 
Corporation Street, Coventry ; Address : 
Savoy, Radford Road, Coventry. Tel., 
Coventry 3374. 

PHOENIX, C, chairman, managing director and 
secretary, Phoenix Theatre (Sheffield), Ltd. ; 
member Sheffield branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1885, Sheffield ; entered trade, 1911. 
Addresses : Office : Phoenix, Hillsborough, 
Sheffield, 6. Tel. : Owlerton 43141. Private : 
25, Vainor Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, 6. 

PICKLES, JAMES, director, Ritz P.H. (Sheffield), 
Ltd. ; Rex P.H. (Sheffield), Ltd. ; member 
Sheffield branch C.E.A. Committee. Address : 
Ritz, Parsons Cross, Sheffield. Tel. : 43663. 

PICKLES, WILLIAM, J.P., managing director 
Buckfastleigh P.H. Co., Ltd. ; member Devon 
and Cornwall branch C.E.A. Committee; 
b. 1870, Bradford, Yorks ; delegate to General 
Council C.E.A., for two years ; appointed 
County magistrate for Cornwall, 1926. 
Addresses : Office : Picture House, Buckfast- 
leigh, Devon. Private : Dart Bridge Hill, 
Buckfastleigh. 

PILGRIM, PERCY, M.B.K.S.; projection 
engineer, Granada Theatres. Entered enter- 
tainment industry as assistant electrician ; 
later became projectionist ; Regal, Marble 
Arch, 1928 ; Trocadero, Elephant and Castle, 
1930 ; later joined Granada Theatres ; co- 
founder of Guild of Projectionists ; member of 
Cinematograph Films Council, 1948 ; pre- 
sident, N.A.T.K.E., 1948-49- Address : 
Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3554. Private : Aldwich, 
Grosvenor Road, Chichester, Sussex. Tel. : 
Chichester 3742. 

PINCOMBE, ARNOLD J., general manager, G.B. 
Equipments, Ltd ; b. 1903 ; ed. Dulwich 
College ; joined G.B. Equipments on forma- 
tion, 1934 ; sales organiser, Education Divi- 
sion, 1936 ; equipment sales manager, 1938 ; 
appointed general manager, films and equip- 
ment, 1940. Address : Imperial House, 80-82, 
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PLANT, SIR ARNOLD, member of the Cine- 
matograph Films Council ; b. 1898 ; ed. 
Strand School ; London School of Economics, 
University of London. Chairman of the 
National Service Deferment Committee for 
the Cinematograph Film Industry, Minister 
of Labour, 1939-45 ; Professor of Commerce, 
University of London, since 1930, and in Cape 
Town, S. Africa, 1924-30. Addresses : Office : 
London School of Economics, W.C.2. Private : 
19, Wildwood Road, London, N.W.n. 

POLE, JOSEPH, director of publicity, United 
Artists' Corporation ; hon. secretary, Film 
Industry Publicity Circle. Addresses : Office : 
Film House, W ardour Street, W.i. Tel.: 
Gerrard 5084. Private : 8, Holly Park Gdns., 
N.3. Tel. : Finchley 0358. 

POLLARD, JOSEPH, J. P., managing director of 
kinemas, Notts and Derby ; member of Notts 
and Derby branch C.E.A. committee ; dele- 
gate to General Council; b. 1882, Bradford ; 
past-president C.E.A. Addresses : Office 
Wiiite Hart Chambers, 6, White Hart Street', 
Mansfield Tel. : 760. Private : Oak Lea, 
Atkins Lane, Mansfield. Tel. : 422. 

POOLE, JOHN REGINALD, chairman, Poole's 
Theatres Ltd. ; governing director, Poole's 
Entertainments, Ltd. ; chairman Poole's Roxy. 
Edinburgh, Ltd. ; b. 1882 ; eldest and sole 
surviving son of Charles William, one of the 
original Poole Bros., of Myriorama fame; 
entered the industry in 1898 , member, 
Cinema Veterans ; convener of Captains 
Edinburgh High Constables 1937 ; president, 
Edinburgh Rotary Club. 1937 ; entered 
Council, 1938 ; elected a bailie of Edinburgh 
Town Council 1944. Addresses: Office, 
Synod Hall, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. 
Tel.: 21868 Private: Four Ways, Colinton, 
Edinburgh. Tel. : 87437. 

POTTER, JOSEPH HORACE, manager Odeon, 
Leicester ; chairman Leicester and Leicester- 
shire branch C.E.A., 1947. b. 1889. ed. 
Leicester. Manager and proprietor "Pack 
of Cards," 1919-26 , general manager, Bath 
Cinema Co., Ltd. 1927-36 ; joined Odeon, 
1937. Addresses: Office : Odeon, Queen 
Street Leicester. Tel. : 22892. Private : 
133 Upperton Road, Leicester. Tel. : 5703. 

POWELL, MICHAEL, director, Archers Film 
Prods., Ltd. , b. 1905. Joined Rex Ingram, 
Nice, on " Mare Nostrum " ; stills photo- 
grapher ; assistant director ; wrote and 
directed "The Edge of the World"' ; joined 
Korda, 1938 directed " U-Boat 29 " , co- 
directed " Thief of Bagdad," and " The Lion 
Has Wings," 1939 ; made '' Contraband," and 
"Spy in Black," with Emeric Pressburger, 
1940, and " 49th Parallel" ; they formed own 
company, the Archers Film Prod., Ltd., since 
made " One of Our Aircraft is Missing," " The 
Silver Fleet," " The Life and Death of Colonel 
Blimp," "The Volunteer," "A Canterbury 
Tale," " I Know Where I'm Going," " Matter 
of Life and Death," " Black Narcissus." 
" End of the River," " Red Shoes." Address 
146, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 8272. 

POWELL, VICTOR, assistant publicity con- 
troller, CM. A. ; b. 1904 ; ed. St. Brendan's 
College, Clifton ; joined Gaumont-British 
1929 ; divisional publicity manager, G.B., 
North West England, 1933 ; North London, 
1937 ; assistant P.R.O., G.B., 1942 ; con- 
troller, G.B. Junior Clubs, 1944 ; deputy- 
director of Public Relations G.B., 1946. 
Addresses : Office : New Gallery House, 



Regent Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 8080. 
Private : 72, The Grampians! Western Gate, 
W.6. Tel. : Shepherds Bush 1690. 
PRESBURY, S., F.R.Econ.S., F.S.A. ; governing 
director, S. Presbury and Co., Ltd. ; was 
chairman first film advertising association, the 
Screen Advertising Association of G.B. & I. ; 
vice-chairman Advertising and Industrial Film 
Association ; member, first Council of Adver- 
tising Association. Addresses : Office : 19, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
3601. Private: "Belmont," 12, Hillmont 
Road, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey. 

PRESSBURGER, ARNOLD, producer, director; 
b. 1885 ; entered business 1909, in Austria ; 
founder, Sascha Film A.G. and Sascha Studios. 
Vienna ; started Cine-Allianz Film Co., Berlin, 
1925 ; produced " City of Song," at Asfi 
Studios, Wembley, 1930 and, later G.-B. 
English versions of "Tell me To-night," 
"Unfinished Symphony," "My Heart is 
Calling," etc.: founded British Cine Alliance 
in 1934 ; produced " Return of The Scarlet 
Pimpernel," London Film Productions ; 
founded CIPRA Paris, 1937 ; produced 
French version " Prison Without Bars " ; 
went to Hollywood, 1940 ; formed Arnold 
Productions; made "Shanghai Gesture," 
"Hangmen also Die," "It Happened To- 
morrow," "Scandal in Paris," and "Then 
and Now" (Two Cities). 

PRESSBURGER, EMERIC, director, Archers 
Film Prods., Ltd. ; b. 1902, Hungary ; ed. 
Prague and Stuttgart Universities ; formerly 
journalist; writer; original "One Rainy 
Afternoon," 1936; screenplay "The Chal- 
lenge," 1937; "The Spy in Black," 1938; 
" Contraband," 1939 ; joined Korda ; original 
screenplay " 49th Parallel," 1940 ; adaptation 
" Atlantic Ferry " ; original screen plays "One 
of Our Aircraft is Missing," "Squadron 
Leader X," 1941 ; formed Archers Film Prods, 
with Michael Powell, 1942 ; made "The Life 
and Death of Colonel Blimp," "The Silver 
Fleet," "The Volunteer," "A Canterbury 
Tale," "I Know Where I'm Going," "A 
Matter of Life and Death," " Black Narcissus," 
" The End of the River," "The Red Shoes." 
Address : 146, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : May- 
fair 8272. 

PRIDE, HERBERT CHARLES, M.B.E., F.R.S.A. 
M.I.E.S., governing director of F. H. Pride, 
Ltd., specialists in kinema lighting equipment; 
Joined firm founded by his father in 1897 , 
invented many patents connected with lighting 
fitments, chairman, Decorative and Commercial 
Section, E.L.F.A., 1947-8. Address: 69-81, 
High Street, Clapham, S.W.4. Tel.: Macau- 
lay 2281. 

PRIEST, L. F., director and general manager, 
Lothians Star Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1902 , 
entered Trade, 1929. Address : Regal, Bath- 
gate, W. Lothian. Tel. : 315-6. 

PRINCE, MAURICE, governing director, Regal 
(Barnstaple), Ltd., Bideford Entertainments, 
Ltd., Palace Theatre (Bideford), Ltd. ; b. 
1899. London ; ed. City of London School and 
London University ; entered industry, 1922, 
with Ideal Films, Ltd. ; vice-chairman, Devon 
and Cornwall branch, C.E.A., 1941 ; delegate to 
General Council, 1936-39, 1942 ; member,' 
Films Council, South West, 1940-48. Ad- 
dresses : Office, Regal Cinema Offices, Theatre 
Lane, Barnstaple. Tel. : 2002. Private : 65, 
Park Avenue, Oakland Park, Barnstaple,. 
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PRIOR, FRED A., F.S.A.A., director, United 
Entertainments, Ltd., and associated com- 
panies ; Parade Cinema (Skegness), Ltd., 
and subsidiary companies ; The Midland 
Palais de Danse, Ltd., Albion Greyhounds, 
Ltd., and subsidiary companies ; Barnett- 
Hutton, Ltd., A. S. Toone & Sons, Ltd., 
■Blackburn, Starling & Co., Ltd. Chair- 
man of local board General Accident 
Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd. ; 
b. 1888 ; incorporated accountant ; partner, 
Prior & Palmer ; secretary of the Notts & 
Derby branch of the C.E.A., 1918-44 ; chair- 
man, 1944-45 ; president, C.E.A., 1946-7. 
Addresses: Office, General Buildings, Bridle- 
smith Gate, Nottingham. Tel. : 44584-6. 
Private : " Ralmar," Melton Road, West 
Bridgford, Nottingham. Tel. : 31584. 

PRIOR, RALPH F., A.C.A., A.S.A.A., secretary, 
Notts & Derby branch C.E.A. ; b. 1914, 
Nottingham ; ed. Rossall School ; partner, 
Prior & Palmer, Incorporated Accountants. 
Addresses: Office: General Buildings, Bridle- 
smith Gate, Nottingham. Tel. : 44584. 
Private : 76, Prion' Road, West Bridgford, 
Nottingham. Tel. :' 84663. 

PRODGERS, W., supervisor, Devon and Corn- 
wall Area, A.B.C. ; member Devon and Corn- 
wall branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1899, Man- 
chester ; joined Charles D. Allen, in the 
Jackson -Allen Cinemas, Ltd., and Midland 
Counties Circuit, Ltd., 1918 ; A.B.C, 1929 ; 
appointed Area Supervisor in covering Lines., 
Yorks., Durham and Northumberland, 1935 ; 
Devon and Cornwall Area, 1945 ; past- 
chairman, Leeds Branch, C.E.A. Addresses : 
Office : Regal, Torquay. Tel. : 2173. Private : 
Edwinstowe, Higher Warberry Road, Torquay. 
Tel. : 4455. 

PULMAN, ROBERT R. E., F.B.K.S., S.M.P.E., 

M.I.E.S., projection engineer, CM. A., Ltd. ; 
b. 1910, Ealing ; joined P.C.T., 1926. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 5, Bambridge Street, London, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Museum 9851. Private : 12A, 
Brunswick Road. Sutton. Tel. : Vigilant 
5667. 

PURCELL, HAROLD, M.A., Oxon, dramatic 
consultant, Film Producers' Guild ; b. 
1907 ; journalist, scenario-writer and play- 
wright ; author, " Lisbon Story," " The Rest 
is Silence"; part author "Full Swing," 
"Something in the Air," "Jenny Jones," 
"Under the Counter," "Here Come The 
Boys," "The Shephard Show." Address: 
Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

QUINTON, HARRY, proprietor, Palace and 
Broadway, Bexley Heath, Kent ; secretary, 
Kent Branch C.E.A., since 1934 ; b. 1879, 
Darenth ; chairman, Kent Branch, 1931. 
Addresses : Office : Palace, Bexley Heath, 
Kent. Tel. : 1999. Private : Haslemere, 
Warren Road, Bexley Heath. 

RADLEY, CHRISTOPHER A., F.R.G.S., manag 
ing director, Selwyn Film Services, Ltd. ; 
ed. Royal College of Science and University 
College, London. Joined Visual Education, 
Ltd., 1927, as film editor ; subsequently 
became manager and producer : founded 
Selwyn Film Services, 1938. Member of 
Geographical Films Panel, B.F.I. Address : 
19, Lexham Mews, W.8. Tel. : Western 
4969, 



RAFER, DAVID, managing director, Middlesex 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; member, L. & H.C Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; Addresses: Office : 
65a, Hoxton Street, London, N.i. Tel. : 
Clerkenwell 7450. Private: "Northway," 
Greenback Crescent, Finchley, N.W.4. Tel. : 
Finchley 5832. 

RAINBOW, FRANK E. T., general manager, 
Eagle-Lion-Film, Germany; b. 1913, ed. 
Shooters Hill. Independent exhibitor 1937 ; 
control officer, Civil Defence, 1939-41 ; 
H.M. Forces 1941-5 ; film officer, Berlin, 
1945-6; head film section, Control Com- 
mission for Germany, 1946-7 ; appointed 
present post, 1947. Addresses: Office : 
67, Rothenbaum Chaussee, Hamburg, 13, 
Germany. Tel.: Hamburg 443318. Private: 
157, Bebelallse, Hamburg. Tel. : Hamburg 
590461. 

RANK, J. ARTHUR, D.L., J.P. b. 1888 ; ed. 
Leys School, Cambridge. Chairman : Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Gaumont-British Picture 
Corporation. Ltd., British and Dominions 
Film Corporation, Ltd., General Cinema 
Finance Corporation, Ltd., J. Arthur Rank 
Organisation, Ltd., Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd. Managing director, Joseph 
Rank Ltd. ; director, Eagle Star Insurance 
Company, Ltd. Addresses: "Heathfield," 
Reigate Heath, Surrey and Sutton Manor, 
Sutton Scotney, Hampshire. 

RATTIGAN, TERENCE MERVYN, script writer 
and director of International Screenplays, 
Ltd. b. 1912 ; ed. Harrow and Oxford. 
Wrote scripts : " French Without Tears," 
" Quiet Wedding," " The Day will Dawn," 
" Uncensored," " Journey Together," " The 
Way to the Stars," " While the Sun Shines," 
" The Winslow Boy." Collaborated on : 
" Bond Street " and " Brighton Rock." 
Address: F2, Albany, Piccadilly, W.i. 

RAVEN, EDWARD E., managing director, 
Premier Advertising Sendee, Ltd. and 
associated companies, b. 1904. Entered 
trade 1935 as kinema publicity space salesman, 
subsequently formed Premier Advertising 
Sendee as contractors for monthly program- 
mes. Addresses : Office : 299, Oxford Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 4421. Private : 
" Dansylmur," 9, Gurney Drive, Hampstead 
Garden Suburb, N.2. Tel. : Speedwell 9227. 

RAWN8LEY, DAVID, chairman of Television 
Film Production Ltd. and director of research ; 
inventor of Independent Frame Television 
Film Production System, b. 1909. Trained 
as architect and engineer ; production 
designer and art director on some 200 films, 
including "49th Parallel," "In Which We 
Serve," " The Way Ahead," '' The Rakes 
Progress" and "I See a Dark Stranger," 
from 1926 ; director of Film Research for the 
Rank Organisation, 1945 ; formed Television 
Film Production, Ltd., 1948. Addresses : 
Office : 1 a, Sydney Place, S.W.7. Tel. : 
Kensington 9231. Private : 3, Selwood 
Terrace, S.W.7- Tel. : Kensington 4770. 

RAYMOND, MATTHEW, assistant to the 
chairman and managing director and studio 
manager, M-G-M British Studios, Ltd. ; b. 
1902 ; ed. Archbishop Tenison Grammar 
School ; qualified as chartered accountant 
in 1926. Entered industry 1931 ; became 
secretary of M-G-M Pictures, Ltd., and the 
New Empire, Ltd. Addresses: Office : 
M-G-M Studios, Boreham Wood. Tel. : 
Elstree 2000. Private : 35, Cholmeley Park, 
Highgate Village. Tel. : Mountview 1122. 



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RAYNER. LT.-COL. GORDON W. G., director, 
Ealing Studios, Ltd.; A. T. P., Ltd.; A. B. F. 
D., Ltd. ; and British and Overseas Film 
Sales, Ltd. ; b. 1903, Huddersfield. Entered 
industry 1931 with the Ealing Group; later 
company secretary to group. Address: 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

REDDIN, T. G., b. Ireland. Entered film trade 
in 1913 ; joined Paramouat when the company 
entered the theatre field and opened the 
Capitol, Dublin ; appointed director of 
theatres and advertising for Paramount Film 
Service, 1938 ; elected to the board of 
directors, Plaza and Carlton Theatres, 1946. 
Address : 162-170, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

REES, GEORGE, F.R.S.A., proprietor, Regent, 
Truro ; managing director, Regent, High- 
bridge, and Rex, Bridgewater ; co-governing 
director, Regent, Kingswood, and Kingsway, 
Bristol ; director, Keynsham Cinema Co., Ltd.; 
b. 1885. Formerly with Tyler Apparatus 
Co., Ltd. ; managing director, Bristol Eurek 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd. ; secretary, Bristol 
C.E.A., 1913-15 ; past-chairman branch. 
Address : Court House, Tarnock, near Ax- 
bridge, Somerset. Tel. : Edingworth 217. 

REIS, SPENCER M„, managing director, Denham 
and Pinewood Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1902, 
Addlestone, Surrey ; director, Pinewood 
Studios, Ltd., since 1936 ; assistant to manag- 
ing director until merger of Denham and 
Pinewood, 1938 ; associated with the planning, 
building and equipping Pinewood Studios, 
1935, as a director of Henry Boot and Sons, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, 
Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. Private; 
The Cottage-in-the- Woods, Iver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 320. 

REISS, JACK M., managing director, Reiss 
(Cinemas) Ltd. b. 191 1 ; ed. City of Leeds 
School. Entered industry with Buxton 
Theatres. After serving as Merchant Navy 
Officer bought the Roxv, Sheffield . Add resses : 
Office : The Roxy, Sheffield, 5. Tel. : 
Sheffield 36315. Private : Boning ton, Nursery 
Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds. Tel. : Leeds 63884. 

RELPH, MICHAEL, production designer and 
associate producer, Ealing Studios ; b. 1915, 
Broadstone, Dorset. Entered industry, 1932. 
assistant art director, G.-B. and M-G-M ; 
art director, Warner Bros., 1936-38 ; art 
director at Ealing for " Halfway House," 
"Champagne Charlie," "Dead of Night," 
" Nicholas Nickleby " ; associate producer 
and designer " The Captive Heart," " Frieda," 
" Saraband for Dead Lovers," " Kind Hearts 
and Coronets." Address : Ealing Studios, 
Ealing Green, W-5- Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

RENWICK, BERT, director, Bamboro Pictures, 
Ltd. ; D. R. C. Cinemas, Ltd. ; Embassy 
Pictures (Denton) Ltd. ; Palladium Cinema 
(Bensham) Ltd. Entered industry 1912. 
Member C.E.A. Northern branch executive 
committee for many years. Address : Bam- 
boro Electric Theatre, Byker, Newcastle-on- 

• Tyne. 

REYNOLDS, HARRY, managing director, 
International Motion Pictures, Ltd. ; Harry 
Reynolds Productions, Ltd. b. 1914. En- 
tered industry 1932 ; formed International 
Motion Pictures, Ltd. 1946. Produced 
"Britain's Sure Shield," " House of Darkness," 
"Escape from Broadmoor," "The Man from 
Yesterday." Addresses : Office : 40, Sack- 



ville Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 7193. 
Private : 23, The Ridge, Orpington, Kent. 
Tel. : Orpington 4428. 

RHODES, C. D., proprietor, Palace, Harrogate , 
member Leeds Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1895, Tadcaster, Yorks. Entered trade 
with Mihaly Sound Equipment Co., as Scottish 
representative ; leased Palace, Frizington, 
Cumberland, 1932 ; Palace Harrogate, 1933. 
Address : Palace, Harrogate. Tel. : 2188. 

RICH, ROY, film director, b. 1910. ed. 
Dulwich. Formerly theatrical producer ; 
joined Sydney Box 1947 ; assistant producer, 
" Broken Journey," " Miranda," co-director, 
"My Brother's Keeper" and " It's not 
Cricket"; director, "Housewives' Choice." 
Addresses : Office : Gainsborough Studios, 
Shepherds Bush. Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 
1210. Private : in, Harley Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Welbeck 1957. 

RICHARDS, RANDOLPH E., managing director, 
Picturedrome, Eastbourne ; Amusements 
(Eastbourne), Ltd. ; Gaiety (Hastings), Ltd. ; 
Gaiety, (Bexhill), Ltd. ; Kinema Playhouses, 
Ltd., and Gaiety (Brighton), Ltd. ; Radio 
Centre (East Grinstead) Ltd. ; chairman 
The Eastbourne Pier Co., Ltd. ; director 
Eastbourne Mutual Building Society. Joined 
industry 1904, Cardiff ; three times chairman, 
Sussex Branch C.E.A. ; president, C.E.A., 
1931-32 ; member Eastbourne Borough 
Council ; member C.T.B.F. Council ; past 
member Films Council ; Mayor cf Eastbourne 
1947-48. Address : Windermere, Seaside Road, 
Eastbourne. 

RICHARDSON, JAMES WILLIAM, director, 
West Bradford Picture Theatres, Ltd. ; 
Alhambra (Morecambe) Ltd. b. 1895. En- 
tered business 1912 ; past delegate to C.E.A. 
general ccuncil. Addresses : Office : 20, 
Fountain Street, Bradford. Tel. : 26533. 
Private : 4, Coniston Grove, Bradford. Tel.: 
4ii44- 

R1DLER, G. W., general manager, New Victoria, 
Bradford ; member of Bradford Branch 
C.E.A. Committee; b. 1893, ed. Lydney 
Grammar School. Entered industry with 
C. W. & J. R. Pooles, of Myriorama fame, at 
Palace, Gloucester, 1907 ; manager City, 
Gloucester, Palace Stroud, 191 1 ; toured in 
stage plays, 1913 ; war service, 1914 ; re- 
turned theatre until 1921 ; director of 
entertainment, Queens, Leeds, 1922 ; Electric, 
Theatre, Halifax, 1925 ; joined G.-B. 1929 ; 
opened New Victoria, Bradford, September, 
1930. Address: New Victoria, Bradford. 
Tel. : 267161. 

RIFKIN, A. W., Leeds and District supervisor, 
A. B.C. ; member Manchester Branch C.E.A. 
committee ; b. 1893, Hull, Yorks. Entered 
trade nearly 30 years ago as proprietor ; 
later joined Union Cinemas, as manager ; 
supervisor, buying manager. Addresses: 
Office : Ritz, Vicars Lane, Leeds. Tel. : 
Leeds 21013. Private : " Beechwood," 34, 
Street Lane, Leeds. Tel. : Leeds 62194, 
and 10, Hadley Court, Cazenove Road, 
London, N.16. Tel. : Stamford Hill 2529. 

RIGBY, PHILIP, director in charge London 
branch, Robert Rigby, Ltd. ; member execu- 
tive committee, K.M.A., equipment section ; 
b. 1889. Youngest son of Robert Rigby. 
Entered father's firm in 1906. Address : 
4-6, Northington Street, London, W.C.i. 
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RILEY, RONALD H., M.B.K.S., managing 
director and producer, Verity Films, Ltd. 
and Technique Films Ltd., associate member 
Film Producers Guild Ltd. b. 1908. Journa- 
list and magazine publisher prior to entering 
industry with Walter Wanger Productions 
Inc., in Hollywood 1933. Addresses : Office : 
Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 
Studio : Merton Park Studios, 269, Kingston 
Road, London, S.W.19. Tel.: Liberty 4291. 

ROBINSON, A. W., general manager,- Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; 
studio accountant, Stoll, 1921-31 ; G.-B. 
and Pinewood 1932-39 ; secretary and 
accountant, Gainsborough, 1940-47; secretary 
and accountant Production Facilities (Films), 
Ltd. ; and Wesley Ruggles Prods., 1945-47. 
Addresses: Office : The Studios, Lime Grove, 
Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel.: Shepherds 
Bush 12 10. Private : Latymer, Littleton 
Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex. 

ROBINSON, JOHN BLADON, Liverpool area 
supervisor, A.B.C. ; b. 1903, ed. Framling- 
ham College. Joined A.B.C, 1934 ; promoted 
superv isor, 1947 ; member N.W. Branch 
C.E.A., committee, 1947. Address: Com- 
modore, Liverpool. Tel. : Bootle 3966. 

ROBINSON, T. E., F.C.I.S., director, Regal 
(Manchester), Ltd. ; secretary, Manchester 
and Salford branch C.E.A. ; b. 1892, Shef- 
field ; entered trade, 1924, as accountant, 
secretary, Piccadillv P.T. (Manchester), Ltd. 
Address': Office : Regal, Oxford Road, Man- 
chester. Tel. : Central 2437. Private: 
8, Nevill Road, Bramhail. Tel. : 2046. 

ROE, RONALD C, managing director of Jack 
Roe (Cinema Supplies) Ltd. b. 1921. Entered 
industry 1935. Address: Office : 40a, Buxton 
Road. Luton. Tel. : Luton 922. 

ROGERS, A. W., chairman, Victoria Playhouse, 
(Birmingham), Ltd. ; Luxor (Birmingham), 
Ltd. ; Solihull P.H. Co., Ltd. ; Mayfarr 
Cinemas, Ltd ; member Birmingham Branch 
C E.A. Committee ; b. 1878 ; entered trade 
1911 ; founder member C.E.A. ; chairman 
Birmingham Branch, 1930 ; was delegate to 
general council for 15 years ; chairman of 
technical committee since its inception. 
Address : Victoria Playhouse, Victoria Road, 
Aston, Birmingham, 6. Tel. : East 0479. 

ROGERS, E. C, director and general manager, 
Poole's Theatres, Ltd. ; secretary, Poole's En- 
tertainments, Ltd. ; vice-chairman Bristol 
Branch C.E.A. and delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1891. Entered industry 
1903, with Poole's Myrioramas. Address : 
" Cassiobury," Kingsholm, Gloucester. Tel. : 
213 1 3 and 24727. 

ROOME, ALFRED WALLACE, director and 
associate producer, b. 1908 : ed. Haileybury 
College. Entered industry 1927. Editor 
" Oh ! Mr. Porter," " Bank Holiday," " The 
Lady Vanishes," " Kipps," " The Young 
Mr. Pitt," " Millions Like Us," " Waterloo 
Road," " I'll be your Sweetheart," " The 
Magic Bow," " The Man Within," " Holiday 
Camp," directed " My Brother's Keeper." 
"It's not Cricket." Member of British Film 
Academy. Addresses : Office : Gainsborough 
Studios, Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush. Tel. : 
Shepherd's Bush 1210. Private : 22, 
Westheath Avenue, N.W. n. Tel. : Speed- 
well 2217, 



ROSE, DAVID E., company director ; b. 1895 
Kansas City, U.S.A. ; entered industry 1930 in 
association with Douglas Fairbanks, became 
vice-president and general manager of 
United Artists' Studios, Hollywood ; vice- 
president and general manager Sam Goldwyn 
Productions ; director United Artists' Cor- 
poration until 1938 ; became chairman and 
managing director of Paramount companies in 
Great Britain : resigned Paramount to form 
own production company. 

ROT HA, PAUL, managing director, Paul Rotha 
Productions, Ltd. b. 1907. Entered industry 
at B.I. P. Elstree, 1928 ; produced, directed 
documentaries at G.-B. Instructional, Strand 
Films, Ltd., Realist Film Unit, Ltd., Paul 
Rotha Productions, Ltd., Films of Fact Ltd., 
Unifilm Studio, Ltd. Films: "Contact," 
" Shipyard," " The Fourth Estate," " World of 
Plenty, " "Land of Promise," "A City Speaks," 
" The World is Rich." Council member of 
British Film "Academy and British Documen- 
tary. Author : " The Film Till Now," 
" Celluloid," " Documentary Film," " Movie 
Parade." Address : Cliffords Inn, E.C4. 
Tel. : Holborn 8434. 

ROY, ERNEST G. s managing director, Nettlefold 
Studios ; Nettlefold Films, Ltd. ; Kay Film 
Printing Co., Ltd. ; Kay (West End) Labora- 
tories ; Kay Carlton Hill Studios ; director 
Butcher's Film Service ; b. 1896 ; associated 
with late Archibald Nettlefold, since 1919 ; 
equipped Walton-on-Thames, Carlton Hill 
and Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, 
film studio during war to produce Air 
Ministry training films ; formed Nettlefold 
Films Ltd., 1947. Produced " Calling Pam 
Temple," " The Monkey's Paw," " The Story 
of Shirley Yorke." Address : 22, Soho 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 781 1. 

RUSS, C. H., assistant personel controller, 
CM. A., Ltd. ; member of L. and H.C Branch 
C.E.A. committee ; b. London ; actor, stage 
and films, 1912-19 ; joined New Century 
Pictures, 1921 ; general manager, 1926 ; 
G.-B., 1928-48 ; "chairman, Birmingham 
Branch C.E.A. for three years. Addresses : 
Office : New Gallery House, Regent Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Regent 8080. Private : 9, 
King's Avenue, Bromle) 7 , Kent. Tel. : 
Ravensbourne 3109. 

RUSSELL, STANLEY LIVINSGTONE, Bachelor 
of Law, managing director, Thames and Clyde 
Film Co., Ltd. b. 1905 : ed. Glasgow 
University. Address : Office : 41, St. Vincent 
Place, Glasgow. Tel. : Central 2601-2. 

RUTHERFORD, J. H., film director and pro- 
ducer ; b. 1898 ; entered Industry, Holly- 
wood, 1926 ; director, Priority Productions, 
Ltd. AddreoS : Office : Bank Chambers, High 
Holborn, W.C.i. Tel. : Holborn 4984. 

RUTHERFORD, R. P., general manager, Queen's 
P.H. Circuit ; member N. Western Branch 
C.E.A. committee ; delegate to General 
Council; b. 1894; chairman N. Western 
Branch 1938 and 1934. Addresses : Office : 
Queen's P.H., Wallasey. Tel.: 877. Private: 
Ruddholme, Wallasey Road, Wallasey. 
Tel.: 4155. 

RYDGE, NORMAN BEDE, managing director, 
Greater Union Theatres Pty., Ltd., Australia ; 
b. 1900. Joined industry in 1937 when invited 
to take over G.LLT. Became chairman of 
directors when company faced extinction. 
Has expanded circuit by purchase of Kings, 
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SALES, J. ROWLAND, F.V.A., managing 
director, J. Rowland Sales, Ltd., kinema and 
theatre estate agents, valuers and surveyors ; 
formerly the tre proprietor ; entered the 
kinema business and formed a circuit of 
halls ; created and managed kinema and 
theatre estate agency department, Hampton 
& Sons, Ltd., 1932 ; acted as estates 
manager for L'nion Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
created and directed kinema and theatre 
estate agency of Maple & Co., Ltd. Addresses : 
Faraday House, 8-10, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 9710, 9719, 5191. 
Private : 21, Denham Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1277. 

SALISBURY, ROBERT, managing director, A. 
Coltman & Co., Ltd., and associated com- 
panies. Address : Office : Fairfield Works, 
Hounslow. Tel. : Hounslow 3265-6. 

SALMON, T. GRAHAM, secretary, Edinburgh 
and East of Scotland Section, C.E.A., and 
Hon. Solicitor, Scottish Branch, b. rqm, 
Edinburgh, ed. Edinburgh University. Sole 
partner of Paterson and Salmon, firm founded 
by father, late George Salmon and late J. 
Paterson. Addresses: Office: 8, Rutland 
Square, Edinburgh. Tel.: 23438. Private: 
65, Falcon Road, Edinburgh. 

SALMONS, COUN. L., J.P., managing director, 
Electra (Xewport Pagnell), Ltd. ; member 
S. Midlands Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1875, Newport Pagnell ; past-chairman, 
S. Midlands Branch C.E.A. for two years. 
Addresses : Office : Electra, Xewport Pagnell. 
Tel. : 146. Private : Sunnyside, Xewport 
Pagnell, Bucks. Tel. : 146. 

SALT, COUN. FREDERICK B., A.M. I.E. E., A.M. 
Brit. I.R.E.; chairman and managing director, 
Sax Cinemas, Ltd. ; Broadstairs P. H., Ltd. ; 
proprietor, Bohemia Concert Hall, Broad- 
stairs ; County ; Regal, Oakham, Rutland ; 
b. 1905, Birmingham ; chairman Kent 
County Branch C.E.A., 1944, and now trustee; 
deputy chairman, Broadstairs Council. 
Addresses: Picture House, Broadstairs. 
Tel.: Broadstairs 12. Private: " Suncot," 
Waldron Road, Broadstairs. Tel. : 876. 

SAMUEL, P. 0., production supervisor, Two 
Cities Films ; joined Industry 1925 ; studio 
manager, G.-B. studios, 1933-35. Address : 
6a, Wychcombe Studios, England's Lane. 
X.W.3. Tel. : Primrose 5579. 

SANGER, GERALD, director and editor, British 
Movietonews ; b. 1898 ; ed. Shrewsbury 
and Keble College, Oxford ; secretary to 
present Lord Rothermere, 1922-1929 ; editor, 
British Movietonews, 1929 ; director, 1936 ; 
director Associated Xewspapers, Ltd., 1044. 
Addresses: Office: 22, Soho Square, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 781 1. Private : Willingham 
Cottage, Send, Surrey. Tel. : Ripley 142. 

SARONIE, JAMES R., exhibitor; member 
Xorth-Western Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1872, Liverpool. Formerly professional 
photographer ; produced short films from 
1898 ; opened first kinema, 1906 ; founder 
member, Xorth - Western Branch C.E.A. 
Addresses : Office : Scala Buildings, High 
Street, Prestatyn. Tel. : 365. Private : Hill- 
court, Prestatyn. 

SCHLEMAN, HILTON ROY, director of publicity. 
Constellation Films, Ltd. ; b. 1905 ; ed. 
Cranleigh, Surrey. Entered industry, British 
and Foreign Films, 1928 ; publicity manager, 
Cinema Exclusives ; assistant publicity 
manager and later director of publicity 
Western Electric Co., Ltd. ; studio publicity, 



Paramount British press liaison ; later 
director of publicity, United Artists, 1937- 
48: served R.A.F. 1940-45. Address': 5, 
Hanover Street, London, W.A. Tel. : May- 
fair 1768-9. 
SCHOFIELD, STANLEY, M.B.K.S., F.R.S.A. 
F.R.P.S., producer of 16-mm. medical and 
industrial films ; photographic consultant; 
b. 1906, Leeds. Formerly with Kodak, 1921- 
44 ; Welcome Foundation, 1944-47 ; member, 
Education and Sub-Standard Committees 

B. K.S. Address: 4, Xorwood Drive, North, 
Harrow, Middlesex. Tel. : Pinner 3697. 

SCOTT, GEORGE URIE, managing director, 
Scott Theatres, Ltd. ; Anderston Pictures and 
Variety Theatres, Ltd. ; managing director, 
West End playhouse, Ltd., and Glasgow 
Pavilion, Ltd. ; managing director, Catbcart 
Picture Playhouse, Ltd. Entered industry 
1908 as exhibitor ; past-president of the 
Cinema Club, Glasgow ; chairman, Scottish 
Branch of the C.E.A., 1926 and 194S; chairman, 
Scottish C.T.B.F., 1946. Address: 181, West 
Regent Street, Glasgow. Tel.: Douglas 5071. 

SCOTT, TOM HERBERT, managing director, 
Hexham Entertainments Co., Ltd. ; Corbridge 
Town Hall Co., Ltd. ; Hexham Properties, 
Ltd. ; member Xorthern Branch C.E.A., 
committee ; b. 1880, ed. Royal Grammar 
School, Hexham. Entered industry, 1920. 
Controller and booking manager, Queens 
Hall and Forum, Hexham ; and Princes, 
Corbridge ; past-chairman, Xorthern Branch 

C. E.A. and delegate to General Council ; 
director Independent Advertising Co., Ltd., 
Xewcastle. Addresses: Office: Queens Hall, 
Hexham.. Tel.: 213. Private: Xetherton, 
St. Andrews Road, Hexham. Tel. : Hexham 
637. 

SEE MAN, S., managing director, Capital and 
Provincial Xews Theatres, Ltd., Scophony, 
Ltd., and of companies controlling repertory 
and specialised kinemas including the 
majority of the Classic Cinemas. Address: 
100, Baker Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Welbeck 0081-5. 

SEGAL, GEOFFREY NORMAN, deputy general 
manager (overseas), Army Kinema Corp.;" 
b. 1908. ed. The Scots College, Sydney, 
Australia. Representative, London Branch, 
Paramount Film Service, 1930 ; war service 
R.A., 1939, later transferred Army Kinema 
Service ; general sales manager, Cinit 
16 mm. Laboratories, 1945 ; appointed 
exhibition and booking manager, A.K.C., 
1946. Addresses: Office : 36, Dover Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Regent S070. Private : 
Orchard Court, Walton-on-Thames. Tel. : 
Walton-on-Thames. 2016. 

SEW ELL, GEORGE H., A.R.P.S., film director, 
Colonial Film Unit ; b. 1899, London. 
Formerly manager, Ilford 16 mm. laboratory ; 
technical sales advisor ; producer, Steuart 
Films Ltd. ; Fox Photos, Ltd. ; sales manager, 
Dufay-Chromex, Ltd. ; chief inspector, 
Williamson Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Ad- 
dresses: Office: 21, Soho Square, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 2666. Private : 72, St. James 
Avenue, Hampton Hill, Middlesex. Tel.: 
Molesey 2326. 

SEWELL, VERNON, film director; b. 1903, 
London ; G.B.I. ; G. B. ; London Films ; 
Gainsborough ; Independent Producers ; Two 
Cities Films ; British Xational ; films include : 
"Breakers Ahead," "What Men Live By," 
"Silver Fleet," "The World Owes Me A 
Living," "Latin Quarter," "The Ghosts 
of Berkeley Square." Address : Private : 
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SHAW, LEONARD, director and manager, 
Palace, Sheffield ; member Sheffield Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1885, Sheffield ; en- 
tered trade 1903. Address : Office : Palace, 
Union Street, Sheffield, Tel. : 21608 ; Private 
12, Westwick Road, Sheffield, 8. 

SHAYLER, THOMAS CLAUDE, general manager 
and director, The Picture House, Pudsey ; 
b. 1904 ; entered industry 1924 ; manager, 
1926-33 ; appointed present post 1933 ; 
member Leeds branch C.E.A. Committee and 
Yorkshire branch Cinema turians ; vice- 
chairman Leeds branch S.C.M.A. Addresses : 
Office : The Picture House, Pudsey. Tel. : 
Pudsey 3377. Private : 37, Alexandra Road, 
Pudsey. Tel. : Pudsey 3863. 

SHECKMAN, MARK, director, Essoldo Circuit 
(Control), Ltd., and 20th Century Cinemas, 
Ltd. Address: 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8863. 

SHECKMAN, SOL, managing director, Essoldo 
Circuit (Control), Ltd., and associated com- 
panies ; managing director, 20th Century 
Cinemas, Ltd. Address: 42, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1. Tel. : Newcastle-on- 
Tyne 28082. 

SHERIDAN, JOHN DAVID HATTON, chairman 
and joint managing director, Strand Electric 
Holdings, Ltd. ; The Strand Electric and 
Eng. Co., Ltd. ; director, Beck and Pollitzer- 
Strand Electric Co. ; b. 1908 ; joined Strand 
Electric 1931. Address : Office : 29, King 
Street, London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
7464. 

SHERIDAN, VICTOR, A.R.P.S., executive 
producer, Academy Picture Corp. ; b. 1915 ; 
entered Industry 1934 ; director, R.A.F. film, 
unit 1941-5 ; formed Academy Picture Corp 
1946. Address : Office': 84, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 1963. 

SHINGLETON, WILFRED, art director, London 
Film Productions ; b. 1914, London ; 
entered industry 1931 ; RKO-Ealing, 1934 ; 
A.T.P., 1937 ; Independent Producers, 1945. 
Addresses: Office : London Film Productions, 
Shepperton. Tel. : Chertsey 22 11. Private : 
" Greenacre," Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. 
Tel. : 160. 

SIMON, ERNEST, executive assistant to 
managing director, RKO-Radio Pictures ; 
director, RKO-Radio British Productions, 
Ltd. ; entered industry 191 5 with F.B.O. 
later became contracts and technical manager 
Stoll's ; joined First National, London, and 
later Southern Counties representative ; ap- 
pointed assistant sales and circuits manager, 
Warner Bros. ; joined RKO-Radio, 1930, 
later appointed general sales manager. 
Address: Dean House, Dean Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

SIMPSON, COUN. HENRY, J.P., proprietor, 
Roxy and Victoria Cinemas ; managing 
director, Palladium Cinema, Ulverston ; 
director and booking manager, Pavilion and 
Alhambra Cinema, Keswick ; b. 1880 ; 
entered industry 1901 ; chairman since 1936 
West Lancashire Branch, C.E.A. ; delegate 
to General Council since 1931 ; president 
C.E.A., 1943-44 ; chairman Ulverston U.D.C. 
Addresses : Office : Palladium, Ulverston. 
Tel. : 2 15 1. Private : The Homestead Kilner 
Park Ulverston, Lanes. Tel. : 2351. 

SINGLETON, GEORGE, managing director, Sin- 
gleton Cinemas, Ltd. ; director, Scottish 
Repertory Cinemas, Ltd. ; member, Scottish 
Branch C.E.A. executive ; delegate to 
General Council ; b. 1900, Glasgow ; Past- 
chairman Scottish Branch C.E.A. Addresses : 



Office : 12, Rose Street, Glasgow, Tel. : 
Douglas 2 15 1 ; Private: 2, Upper Bourtree 
Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen. Tel. : Stone- 
land 4218. 

SKUTEZKY, VICTOR, writer-producer; b. 
1893 ; entered production 1923, with U.F.A. 
Films, Berlin ; joined Associated British 
Picture Corporation, 1942. Recent films : 
"Temptation Harbour," "For Them That 
Trespass." Address : Office : Welwyn 
Studios, Welwyn Garden City; Herts. Tel. : 
Welwyn 3 141. 

SLOAN, JAMES B. Joined Famous-Players 
Lasky, 1919 ; assistant production manager, 
1921-22 ; studio production manager in 
Paris for Gloria Swanson's "Sans Gene," 
1923 ; directed Walter Forde comedies 1924 ; 
production manager, Pathe, London, 1926 ; 
production manager ior First National 
London, 1927 ; with Blattner, London and 
Berlin ; A.T.P. ; Rex Ingram, at Nice; Cinema 
House Productions, London ; Sound City 1934, 
with Fox British and Wainwright Produc- 
tions ; production manager, British National, 
1935 ; general manager, Pinewood Studios, 
1936-8 ; director of Religious Films and 
supervising G.H.W. productions, 1939-41 ; 
general manager, Independent Producers, 
Ltd., 1942-45 ; director, G.H.W. Prods., 
1945-8. Addresses: 6, Carlton Gardens, 
Ealing, W.5. Tel.: Perivale 5103; and The 
Gate Studios, Elstree. Tel. : Elstree 2080. 

SMEETON, A.G., F.C.A., director and secretary, 
Electra Palace (Eckington), Ltd. ; Norfolk 
Picture Palace, Ltd. ; treasurer and member 
committee Sheffield Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1904, 
Sheffield. Addresses : Office : Revenue Cham- 
bers, Howard Street, Sheffield, 1, Tel. : 20672 ; 
Private: 159, Chelsea Road, Sheffield, Tel.: 
52218. 

SMITH, ALFRED, F.C.I.S., secretary, N. 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. Burnley, Lanes ; entered 
Industry, 1917. Addresses: Office : 104, 
Grainger Street, Newcastle. Tel. : 21712. 
Private : 5, Broadway West, Gosforth. 
Tel. : Gosforth 52096. 

SMITH, BERNARD, managing director, Equity 
British Films, Ltd. ; Cavendish Pictures, 
Ltd. ; Standard Films Agency ; b. 1891 ; 
entered industry as British representative, 
Warner Features Film Co., 1913 ; film renting, 
1915- Address : 26, St. Annes Court, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 2208-9. 

SMITH, HERBERT, production executive, Two 
Cities Films, Ltd. ; b. 1901 ; supervisor, pro- 
duction and director, British Lion, Beacons- 
*ield; "On the Air," "Night Mail," "In 
Town To-night," "Soft Lights and Sweet 
Music," "Calling all Stars," "I've Got a 
Horse," 1938, "Home From Home," and 
" All at Sea," 1939 ; production supervisor for 
Two Cities Films on " Demi-Paradise," 1942 ; 
associate producer " Tawny Pipit," 1943 ; 
"Mr. Emanuel," 1944; "Men of Two 
Worlds." Addresses: Office :Denham Studios, 
Denham, Tel. : Denham 2345 ; Private : 
7, Greystone Lodge, Hanger Lane, London, 
W.5. Tel. : Perivale 4587. 

SMITH, IVOR, N.W. London controller, C.M.A. ; 
b. 1909 ; entered industry 1929 in theatre 
management ; M. of I. Films Division, 1941- 
3 ; rejoined G.B. as supervisor, 1945 ; 
assistant to E. H. Lundy, director of 
Theatres G-B., 1946 ; present post 1948. 
Addresses : Office : Gaumont State, Kilburn, 
N.W. Tel. : Maida Vale 8081. Private : 7, 
Hendon Park Mansions, Hendon Central, 
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SMITH, KENNETH LOCKHART, secretary 
Film Producers Guild, Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; edu- 
cated Marlborough ; New College, Oxford ; 
copyright expert, Western Electric, 1929 ; 
joined Strand Films, 1939. Address : Guild 
House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

SNAPE, A., director, Ecclesall and End- 
cliffe P.P. Co., Ltd. ; member Sheffield Branch 
C.E.A., Committee ; b. 1877, Sheffield. Ad- 
dresses : Office : Greystones P.P., Ecclesall 
Road, Sheffield, 11 : Tel.: 60709; Private, 
" Bessingby," 69, Tom Lane, Nether Green, 
Sheffield, 10, Tel. : 32319. 

SNAPE, CECIL R., editor, Universal News; 
b. 1888 ; joined Trade 1911 ; general manager 
and secretary of the Kinematograph Trading 
"Co., Ltd., and its associated concerns ; visited 
America ; editor of " Empire News Bul- 
letin " and later " Universal Talking News " ; 
editor "National News," 1937 ; joined Pathe 
Gazette 1938 ; editor 1941 ; rejoined Universal 
1944. Address : 30, Ovington Court, Bromp- 
ton Road, S.W.3. Tel. : Kensington 6084. 

SNELL, J. S., associated with E. J. Hinge's 
Enterprises ; member Northern Branch 
C.E.A. Committee for 30 years ; b. 1873, 
Tynemouth; entered Industry 1906; three 
times chairman Northern Branch ; delegate 
to General Council for 14 years. Addresses : 
Office : 147, Northumberland Street, New- 
castle, Tel. : 20317 ; Private : Milton House, 
Jackson Street, West, N. Shields. 

SNOWDEN, ALEC CRAWFORD, M.B.K.S., 
general production manager, Film Producers' 
Guild ; director, Merton Park Studios, Ltd. ; 
b. 1901, Leeds. Stoll Film Company as assis- 
tant director, 1919 ; joined Fuller Hayward 
Theatre Corp., New Zealand ; returned Eng- 
land, 1931 ; joined Publicity Films, Ltd. ; 
G.-B. Screen Services, Ltd., as assistant 
manager. Subsequently with British Films, 
Ltd., as studio and production manager ; 
business manager, Spectator "Short" Films, 
Ltd. Addresses: Office: Guild House, Upper 
St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
5420. Private: Hatchford ; Nr. Cobham, Surrey. 

SOMLO, JOSEF, producer and joint managing 
director, Two Cities Films, Ltd. ; b. 1885 ; 
entered Industry Vienna, 1908 ; with Victor 
Saville formed Victor Saville Prods., 1935 ; 
associate producer " Mikado," 1938 ; " On 
the Night of the Fire," "A Window in 
London," " The Arsenal Stadium Mystery," 
1939 ; " Old Bill and Son," 1940 ; " Lady in 
Distress," 1942; "Alibi"; gen. manager, 
Brit. Commonwealth Film Corpn., Ltd. ; 
Two Cities Films, Ltd., 1946 ; produced 
"Uncle Silas," "One Night With You." 
Address : Office : Two Cities Films, Ltd., 15, 
Hanover Square, W.i. 

SOS KIN, PAUL, executive producer, Conqueror 
Films, Ltd ; member producer of Independent 
Producers, Ltd.; b. Kertch, South Russia. 
Degree in architecture, University of London. 
Entered Industry as art director ; eventually 
became film editor for British and Dominions 
Films, Ltd. ; formed own company, Soskin 
Productions, Ltd. in 1934; produced "Ten 
Minute Alibi," "While Parents Sleep," 
"Two's Company" (U.A.), "Shadow on 
the Wall dissolved Soskin Productions, 



and became executive producer, Conqueror 
Films, produced "Quiet Wedding" (Para- 
mount) 1940 ; " The Day Will Dawn," 1941 ; 
"Dear Octopus" (G.F.D.) ; joined Inde- 
pendent Producers; "Signed With Their 
Honour," "Precious Bane." 

SPEAKMAN, W„ J., managing director, Doman 
Enterprises, Ltd., Golborne Cinema, Ltd., 
Hippodrome (Ellesmere Port), Ltd. ; Bate- 
man Enterprises, Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Warrington), Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Audenshaw), Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Lancashire), Ltd. ; chairman and managing 
director, Capitol Sales (Liverpool), Ltd. ; 
general manager and director, Capitol (Edge 
Hill), Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; joined United Electric 
Theatres, 1916 ; America, 1923-25 ; past pre- 
sident, C.E.A. ; chairman, North-Western 
branch, fourth time ; member C.BT.F. local 
committee ; chairman, Liverpool Sunday 
Cinema Association. Addresses : Office : 126, 
Bold Street, Liverpool 1. Tel. : Royal 2272-3. 
Private : " Garswood," Brook Road, Maghull, 
near Liverpool. Tel. : Maghull 1583. 

SPENCER, D. A., Ph.D.,F.R.I.C, Hon. F.R.P.S., 

technical advisor, Kodak European Organisa- 
tion ; b. 1901. Demonstrator and later 
lecturer Chemistry Department, Imperial 
College of Science, South Kensington, 
1920-33 ; president, The Royal Photographic 
Society, 1936-38 ; P.S.O., M.A.P., 1941-45. 
Address: Kodak House, Kingsway. Tel. : 
Hoi. 7841. 

SPENCER, NORMAN, associate producer and 
production manager, Independent Producers, 
Ltd. ; b. 1 9 1 4, London. Entered Industry, 
1934. Two Cities, RKO-Radio, Individual, 
Cineguild since 1942. Addresses : Office : 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
Iver 700. Private : Redhill Cottage, Denham, 
Bucks. Tel. : Denham 2710. 

SQUIER, <j. C, director, Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer, Ltd. ; New Empire, Ltd. ; Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer British Pictures, Ltd. Form- 
erly associated with W. Butcher and Son, 
Ltd. ; Walter Tyler Globe Film Co., Ltd ; 
general manager and director, Jury's Imperial 
Pictures, Ltd. ; general sales manager, M-G-M 
until 1942. Addresses : 50, Monmouth Street, 
W.C.2, and " Jesver," The Drive, Rickmans- 
worth, Herts. Tel. : Rickmansworth 3376. 

STACK, CHARLES PHILIP, general sales 
manager and director, Warner Bros. Pictures, 
Ltd.; b. 1901. Addresses: Office: 135, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5600. 
Private : Eastwick Cottage, Great Bookham, 
Surrey. Tel. : Bookham 527. 

STAFFORD, JOHN, producer ; b. 1893 ; 
entered industry, Hollywood, 1918 ; came to 
England as director for Whitehall Films ; 
formed own company 1932 ; films include : 
" The Wife of General Ling," " Candlelight in 
Algeria," "The Golden Madonna"; pro- 
duced, with Leslie Howard, " The First of the 
Few." Addresses : Office : 90, Regent Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Regent 5546. Private: 36, 
Curzon Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 2274. 

STAFFORD, F. F., director and manager, 
Aylestone Cinema ; trustee Leicestershire 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1901. Addresses : Office : 



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Aylestone, Leicester. Tel. : 32566 ; Palace, 
Shepshed. Tel. : 3218. Private : Sunny- 
dale, Stoughton Lane, Old Evington, Leicester. 
Tel. : Oadly 344. 

STANLEY-ALDRICH, W. f chairman, Strong 
Electric Corpn., Britain ; b. 1899 ; formerly 
with Gaumont and sales manager, Sentry 
Safety Control Cofpn., Ltd. ; representative 
for Siemens carbons ; founded Strong Electric 
Distributors, Ltd., in 1936, as sole concession- 
aire for the Strong Electric Corpn. of America. 
Address : Phoenix House, 19-23, Oxford 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 6246. 

STEIN, PAUL, director and producer ; b. 1894 ; 
directed films in Hollywood for U.A., C. B. 
de Mille, R.K.O., and Warner; came to 
London 1934 ; directed and produced : 
"Blossom Time," "Outsider," "Poison 
Pen," "Black Limelight," "Waltztime," 
" Lisbon Story," "Counterblast." Addresses : 
Office: 71, Baker Street, W.i. Tel.: Wel- 
beck 2558. Private : 29, Sheldon Avenue, 
N.6. Mountview 8770 

STILWELL, C. RICHARD, managing director 
Wallace Publicity ; Wallace Prods., Ltd. 
b. 1885, Canada ; produced publicity films in 
Canada and U.S., 1918-28 ; started Stilwell 
Studios and Stilwell Darby, Ltd., 1922 ; 
became partner Dorland publicity film section; 
formed Wallace Publicity, Ltd., and Wallace 
Productions, Ltd., 1938 ; member Assoc. of 
Specialised Film Producers, Ltd. Addresses : 
Office : Wallace Centre, 8, Berwick Street, 
W.i. TeL : Gerrard 2639. Private : Well 
Cottage, Goring-by-Sea, Sussex. Tel. : Goring- 
by-Sea 42230. 

STRELITZ, ERIC P., European representative, 
Australian companies : British Empire Films 
Pty., Ltd. ; Greater Union Theatres Pty., 
Ltd. ; Cinesound Productions Pty., Ltd. ; 
National Theatres Supply Co. of Australasia 
Pty.; Ltd.; entered Industry in 1923 as assistant 
booking manager, Union Theatre Circuit ; 
later vaudeville booking manager ; New 
York manager for Australasian Films, Ltd., 
1928. Address : Kent House, 87, Regent 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 3737. 

STRINGER, HENRY CHARLES, M.BK.S., 
director, Charles H. Champion and Co., Ltd ; 
Ship Carbon Co. (G-B ) Ltd. b. 1896. 
Entered industry 191 9 as projection engineer 
P.C.T. Ltd. ; joined Charles H. Champion and 
Co., Ltd. as service engineer, 1922 ; general 
manager, Charles H. Champion and Co., Ltd., 
1932 ; general manager Ship Carbon Co. 
(G.B.) Ltd., 1934. Addresses : Office : 
60-66, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
9376. Private : 44, Raeburn Avenue, Sur- 
biton, Surrey. Tel. : Elmbridge 3857. 

STROSS, RAYMOND, Managing director, Ray- 
mond Stross Theatres; b. 1915. Entered 
Industry, with Sound City on film production ; 
joined Columbia, branch manager, Ireland, 
1938; subsequently formed kinema circuit in 
Ireland; sold circuit 1945, to return England 
and start present circuit. Formed Meteor 
Films, Ltd., 1948. Address : Queens House, 
Leicester Square, London, W.C.2. Tel: 
Gerrard 6218. 

SULLIVAN, JACK, publicity manager, U.K 
and Eire, Universal-International Films of 



America, b. 1914. Publicity assistant, Gains- 
borough and G.-B. Shepherds Bush Studios, 
1930-5 ; assistant P.R.O. for Russian Ballet 
and Opera, Covent Garden, Sadler's Wells 
Ballet and plays Old Vic, 1936-8 ; assistant 
publicity manager, Ealing Studios, 1938-9; 
Moss Empires and G.T.C. 1939-40 ; served 
R.A. 1940-46 ; publicity manager Moss 
Empires and G.T.C, 1946. Addresses: 
Office : 127, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 73 n. Private : 247, Haverstcck 
Hill, N.W.3. Tel. : Primrose 4588. 

SWENY, MARK A. W., Captain (S), Royal Navy 
(Retd.) b. 1897. Royal Navy, 1915-1947 ; 
secretary, Royal Naval Film Corporation, 
1948. Addresses : Office : Royal Naval- 
Film Corporation, Royal Victoria Yard, 
Deptford, S.E.8. Tel. : Tideway 1504. 
Private : " Brackenhurst," The Heath, 
Chaldon, Caterham. Tel. : Caterham 2174. 

SWIFT, MISS M., representative, Guaranteed 
Pictures Co., Inc., of America ; educated 
Central Foundation School, City of London ; 
entered Trade in 191 1 with J. Frank Brockliss ; 
joined Pathe Freres on gazette department ; 
later with Sidney Bernstein ; represented the 
Apollo Films, Ltd., and other American and 
Continental agencies. Addresses : Office : 
60-66, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
2208. Private: 11, Devonshire Terrace, 
Lancaster Gate, W.2. Tel. : Paddington 
4818. 

SYDNEY, ARTHUR, independent renter; 
b. 1892, London ; educated Haberdashers' 
and Polytechnic ; founded Cinema Features 
Films, Liverpool, 191 3 ; branch manager 
Sun Exclusives, 1917 ; member of the first 
committee, Lancashire, of the Renters' 
Association, 19 17 ; appointed first manager 
United Artists, 1921 ; branch manager 
European Films, 1923 ; Wardour Films, 
1929-41 ; then formed Sydney Film Service. 
Addresses: Office: 11, Camden Street, 
Liverpool, 3. Tel. : North 2336. Private : 
" Brentwood," 90 Prenton Rd., West, Birken- 
head. Tel.: Birkenhead 5148. 



TAYLOR, ARTHUR, secretary, London and 
Home Counties Branch C.E.A. ; hon. sec, 
London Cinema Luncheon Club ; educated 
City of London School ; assumed C.E.A. 
position, 1919. Address: 164, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.i. Tel. : Temple Bar 7864-6. 

TAYLOR, DONALD, producer, director in charge 
feature production, Crown Film Unit, 
b. 191 1 ; with John Grierson. E.M.B., and 
G.P.O. SFilm Unit 1930-34; director produc- 
tions, Strand, Film Co., 1934-35; managing 
director, Strand, Film Co., 1935-43; producer, 
Gryphon Films, 1943-5 ; original story and 
screenplay " Till We Meet Again," 1946 ; 
" The Doctor and the Devils " (Gainsborough) ; 
" The Importance of Being Ernest " (Two 
Cities) ; associate producer, " Mr. Perrin 
and Mr. Traill " (Two Cities), 1947 ; director 
" Ruth," " Barabbas " (G.H.W.) 1948. 
Address : Hill Cottage, Hedgerley Dean, 
Bucks. Tel. : Farnham Common 404. 

TAYLOR, GEOFFREY C. G., managing directorr 
Cornwall Cinemas (Newquay), Ltd. ; membe, 
Devon and Cornwall Branch C.E.A. Com- 
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Dunheved College, Launceston ; started 
1 6mm. running shows in village halls, clubs 
and hotels ; purchased Palace, Hayle, and 
formed Cornwall Cinemas (Newquay), Ltd., 
to run road-shows with 35mm. transportable 
equipment. Addresses : Office : Regal, Tor- 
point. Tel. : 113, Private : Trevean, Essa 
Road, Saltash. Tel. : 2341. 

TAYLOR, GEORGE, J. P., general manager, 
George Tavlor circuit ; member Scottish 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; S.C.T.B.F., b. 
Glasgow. Addresses : Office : 27, Merkland 
Street, Glasgow, YY.i. Tel. : Western 2766. 
Private : 53, Airthrey Avenue, Glasgow, 
W.4. Tel. : Scotstoun 2424. 

TAYLOR, SIDNEY, general manager, A.B.F.D., 
Ltd.; b. 1898; educated Public School; 
joined Ideal in 1914 ; executive with 
W. & F., G.B.D. and 20th Century-Fox ; 
general sales manager Ealing Distribution 
from 1941 to 1944. Address : Ealing House, 
169, Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2644. 

TENNYSON-d'EYNGOURT, ALFRED EDMUND 

CLAYTON, Major, M.A. (Oxon.) ; joint 
managing director, Southern Cinemas, Ltd. 
b. 1899. ed. Eton, R.M C, Sandhurst, 
Magdalen College, Oxford. Entered industry 
Hollywood, 1928 ; joined Southern Cinemas, 
1930 ; film production 1932-39 ; served 
Forces, 1939 ; Gainsborough Films, 1946 ; 
re-joined Southern Cinemas, 1947. Addresses : 
Office : 4, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5316. Private : Carfax, 
Heathside Park Road, Woking, Surrey. 

THEARLE, FREDERICK W., director, Educa 
tional Visual Aids, Ltd. ; C. T. Manufacturing 
Co., Ltd. Entered industry 1908. Formerly 
representative, J. Frank Brockliss and Siemens 
Carbons ; sales manager, Conradty Products, 
Andrew Smith Harkness. Addresses : Office : 
46, Lisle Street, W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 8243. 

THOMAS, HOWARD, producer-in-chief, Pathe 
Pictures, Ltd : writer for radio, stage and 
theatre ; became B.B.C. producer, originat- 
ing "The Brains Trust" and "Shipmates 
Ashore " ; author of " Brighter Blackout 
Book," " How to Write for Broadcasting " 
and " Britain's Brains Trust." Addresses : 
Office : 103, Wardour Street, W.i, Tel. : 
Gerrard 5701 ; Private : Daleside House, 
Dukes Wood Drive, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. 
Tel. : Getrards Cross 3590. 

THORNTON, ARTHUR ROLAND, director, 
Information Division, Motion Picture Associa- 
tion of America, b. 1900. Journalist. 
Successively news editor, Daily Express, 
Manchester ; news editor-in-chief, Daily 
Mirror and Sunday Pictorial ; assistant editor 
Sunday Pictorial ; Northern editor, Daily 
Sketch, Manchester ; editor Daily Sketch and 
Daily Graphic, London publications. Addresses: 
Office : 15, New Burlington Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 381 1. Private : White Gates, 
Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey. 
Tel. : Emberbrook 1626. 

THORPE, JOHN, managing director London and 
Overseas Film Service, Ltd ; entered trade 
1910 with the Film Service ; became exclusive 
manager Pathe Freres ; opened the Cardiff 
branch 191 3 ; manager serial department, 
1916 ; joined Bolton's Mutual Films, 191S, 



which subsequently became Wardour Films ; re- 
mained general manager until 1927, then 
general manager of B.I. P. ; formed Associated 
Metropolitan Pictures, Ltd, 1931 ; Gaumont- 
British Picture Corporation, Ltd., foreign 
manager. 1932 ; resigned 1933, to establish 
British and Overseas Film Sales, Ltd. ; 
resigned 1944 ; formed London and Overseas 
Film -Services. Addresses: Office: 247, 
Regent Street, W.i, Tel. : Regent 5946 ; Pri- 
vate : 93, Uphill Road, Mill Hill, N.W.7, Tel. : 
Mill Hill 1832. 

THORPE, MAX, managing director, Columbia 
Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1897, Yorkshire ; 
manager Leeds, Newcastle, Cardiff and 
Manchester branches, and afterwards London 
manager, Universal, then sales manager, 
Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. ; joined Columbia 
1933. Address : 139, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4321. 

THUMWOOD, THEODORE R., joint managing 
director of W. M. Larkin & Co., Ltd., animated 
and diagram cartoon producers, associated 
with Film Prods., Guild; b. 1892; entered 
industry 1909 ; Merton Park Studios, 1924 ; 
organised technical animation dept., 1940 ; 
appointed to board 1944 ; appointed present 
post 1947. Addresses: Office: 51, Charles 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Mayfair 1138 and 
269, Kingston Road, S.W.19. Tel. : Liberty 
4291. 

TINDLE, TOM ALDERTON, Deputy Government 
Cinematograph Adviser ; b. 1895. Served in 
R.A.F. 1940 to 1948, engaged in the production 
of R.A.F, instructional films. Address : 65, 
Whitehall, S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall 6597. 

TOOTHILL, PERCY, director of several Sheffield 
kinemas ; chairman Sheffield Branch C.E.A. , 
1947 ; educated Sheffield Royal Grammar 
School ; senior partner, Henry Toothill 
& Son, incorporated accountants. Addresses: 
Office : 9-11, Figtree Lane, Sheffield, 1. 
Tel.: 25475. Private: 70, Grove Road, 
Millhouses, Sheffield, Tel. : 70744. 

TOWERS, F. TRUEMAN, Leicester supervisor, 
H. D. Moorhouse Circuit ; treasurer, Leicester 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1898, Cieethorpes. Entered 
trade, 1919 ; Joined H. D. Moorhouse, 1926. 
Addresses : Office : Olympic P.T., Nar- 
borough Road, Leicester. Tel. : 22373. 
Private : 33, Barbara Road, Leicester. 

TOZER, ALEXANDER R, managing director, 
Pathe of France, Ltd. Joined original Pathe 
Freres Cinema Company, 1910, under Charles 
Pathe. After 191 8 became London Agent for 
Pathe Film Stock, and subsequently managing 
director, Pathe of France, Ltd. Address : 
National House, 60/66, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 1163/4. 

TRAVERS, ALFRED, film director; b. 1906, 
Istanbul, Turkey. Directed and scripted 
" Meet the Navv," " Dual Alibi," directed 
" The Cord " for Constellation. Address : 
c/o Geoffrey Goodhart Productions, 35, 
Hertford Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 4664. 

TRITTON, RONALD, Films Dept., Anglo 
Iranian Oil Co ; b. 1907. Publicity director 
Savoy group of hotels 1930-9 ; publicity 
officer, War Office, 1940-4, was responsible 
for production of Army Film Unit and Army's 
visual aid publicity ; director, Films Division, 
British Council, 1945-6 ; director Films 

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Division, C.O.I. 1946-8. Addresses : Office : 
Britannic House, Finsbury Circus, E.C.2. 
Tel. : Central 7422. Private : 34, Jubilee 
Place, Chelsea, S.W.3. Tel. : Flaxman 4301. 

TURNBULL, D., circuit controller, Tyneside 
area, G.-B. Picture Corp. ; b. 1904, Catterick 
Bridge, Yorks. Entered Trade 1929, as 
assistant manager ; assistant divisional super- 
intendent, 1943 ; circuit controller, 1946. 
Addresses : Office : Havelock Chambers, Faw- 
cett Street, Sunderland. Tel.: 2380. Private: 
25, Beverley Gardens, Cullercoats, North- 
umberland. 

TURNBULL, ELLIOTT, proprietor, Savoy, 
Shaftesbury, Plaza, Wincanton ; member 
Hants and E. Dorset Branch C.E.A. Com- 
mittee ; b. 1902. W. Hartlepool, Durham. 
Managerial appointments, 1926-44. Trustee 
Hants and Dorset Branch C.E.A. Address: 
Long Copse, Coombe, Shaftesbury. Tel. : 

: 2465. 

TURNBULL, ERNEST, managing director Hoyts 
Theatres, Ltd. ; b. Melbourne, 1894. First 
came into contact with industry in 1923 as 
officer of Commonwealth Government publicity 
department. Later managing director Gau- 
mont British Dominion Film Distributors ; 
began first all-British house, Melbourne, 1932. 
Was also general manager Fox Film Corp. 
From 1941, managing director, Hoyts. 

TURNER, EDWARD GEORGE, R.S.A., manag- 
ing director, Perforated Front Projection 
Screen Co., Ltd. ; Patent Fireproof Rear 
Projection Screen Co., Ltd. ; b. 1872. Joined 
Industry, 1896 as film renter; pioneer of film 
producing in Great Britain, and with J. D. 
Walker, of the film renting system ; with 
the late W. Holmes, he was inventor of fire- 
proof gate, automatic shutter and spool boxes ; 
maker and user of first iron operating box 
with automatic shutters ; in 1904 with J. D. 
Walker and G. H. Dawson, formed Walturdaw 
Co. ; past chairman of the K.R.S. and 
K.M.A. ; jubilee year president, Cinema 
Veterans, 1946. Addresses : Office : 43, 
Higham Street, Walthamstow, E.17. Tel. : 
Larkswood 1061. Private : 72, Minchenden 
Crescent, Southgate, N.14. Tel. : Palmers 
Green 3614. 

TURNER, LT.-COL. JOHN R., D.S.O., T.D., J. P., 
secretary, Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; director of 
picture houses in Scotland ; partner of the 
chartered accountancy firm ot Turner and 
Houston ; secretary of the Scottish Cinemato- 
graph Trade Benevolent Fund. Address : 
90, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, C.2. 



TURNER, WILLIAM WALTER, chairman and 
managing director, W. W. Turner and Co., 
Ltd. Formed W. W. Turner and Co., 1912 ; 
co- director with Sir Sidney Clift and B. T. 
Davis in 25 kinema companies. Address : 
Office : Station Road, Northneld, Birmingham. 

TURNOR, P. A., secretary and deputy managing 
director, RCA Photophone, Ltd. ; b. 1898. 
Joined RCA Photophone, Inc., in 1931, 
subsequently transferring to RCA Manu- 
facturing Co., Inc., and then to parent organ- 
isation, Radio Corporation of America. 
Appointed secretary of RCA Photophone, 



Ltd., 1937 ; deputy-managing director, 1940 
Addresses : Office : 43, Berkeley Square, W.i ; 
Tel. : Grosvenor 8861. Private : 16, Sher- 
ington Avenue, Hatch End. Tel. : Hatch 
End 735. 

TWIST, DEREK NORMAN, B.A. (Camb.) 
director-producer, Wessex Film Productions ; 
b. 1905 ; ed. Rugby and Caius College, 
Cambridge. Joined Gainsborough Pictures, 
193 1 ; editor Gainsborough and Gaumont 
until 1937 ; screenwriter, Warner Bros., 
1938-9 ; R.A.F. Film Production Unit, 
1940-5 ; directed " End of the River," 1947 ; 
" All over the Town," 1948. Addresses : 
Office : Pinewood Studios. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private : 90, North Gate, London, N.W.8. 
Tel. : Primrose 1220. 



VEGODA, JOSEPH, general sales manager, 
R.K.O. Radio Pictures, Ltd. Entered industry, 
Ideal Films, 1926 ; Wardour Films ; joined 
R.K.O. 1930 ; became special London branch 
sales representative and later assistant general 
sales manager ; general sales manager, 1946. 
Addresses : Office : 2, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5640. Private : 36, LaindenLea, N.2. 
Tel. : Speedwell 9608. 

VIVEASH, R. C. 0., secretary, Cinematograph 
Trade Benevolent Fund. Joined Industry 
1910 on exhibiting side ; transferred to 
renting 1913, with the Gaumont Co., Ltd., 
until 1924, when appointed secretary C.T.B.F. 
and Provident Institution. Address : Queen's 
House, Leicester Square, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4104. 

WAINWRIGHT, JOHN GEORGE, director, 
J. G. & R. B. Wainwright, Ltd.— Addresses : 
Office : 10, Manchester Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Welbeck 8784. Private : Norfolk Hotel, 
Harrington Road, South Kensington, S.W.7 
Tel.: Kensington 9527. 

WAKE, SYDNEY, F.R.S.A., chairman and 
managing director, Sydney Wake, Ltd., 
Laboratories ; b. 1883 ; entered Industry in 
1 910 with Crystal Film Mfg. Co. ; established 
Excel Kinematograph Co., 1912 ; managing 
director Regal Films, Ltd., 1913 ; established 
Standard Kine Laboratories, 1921 ; estab- 
lished Sydney Wake, Ltd., Laboratories 1937. 
Address : 89-91, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5716. 

WALKER, NORMAN, general manager, D. & P. 
Studios, Ltd. ; director, G. H. W. Produc- 
tions, Ltd. Addresses : Office : Pinewood 
Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private: " The Chine," Chorleywood Road, 
Rickmansworth, Herts. 

WALLACE, J,, managing director, Perth P. H. 
Co., Ltd., Palladium (Paisley) Ltd. Past 
chairman, Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; past 
chairman, Scottish Centre K.R.S. , past presi- 
dent, Glasgow Cinema Club ; member 
Scottish Branch, C.E.A. Committee ; Address 
"Ardneil" Troon. Tel.: Troon 273. 



WALLER, S., governing director and chairman of 

, Way and Waller, surveyors and valuers of 
kinema properties, b. 1891 ; educated 
King's College, London. Address : 7, Han- 
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WALLIS, J. R., studio controller, A.B.P.C. ; 
b. 191 6 ; Highgate, London ; educated 
University College School. Address : Welwyn 
Studios, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Tel. : 
Welwyn Garden 3241. 

WALLS, DENNIS C, A.M.I.I.A. ; general 
manager, Emery Cinema Circuit, Ltd. ; 
director, Derby Cinemas, Ltd. ; general 
manager, Fylde Cinemas, Ltd. ; president 
C.E.A., 1948 ; member of executive com- 
mittees, London and H.C., and S. Midlands 
branches of C.E.A. ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1904 ; entered Trade as manager; 
winner and twice runner-up in consecutive 
years, Kine. Showmanship Competition ; 
chairman, S. Midlands Branch C.E.A., 1942-45; 
nominee to six branches. Addresses : Office : 
Midland Bank House, 26, Cross Street, 
Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 7876. Private : 
181, Kingsway, South Park, Cheadle, Cheshire. 
Tel. : Gatley 4809. 

WARD, H. ALBANY, managing director: Award 
Theatres, Ltd. ; Salisbury Press, Ltd. ; Salis- 

. bury Billposting Co.. Ltd. ; Salisbury Poster 
Advertising Service, Ltd. ; Swindon Poster 
Advertising Co., Ltd. ; Dorset Poste r Adver- 
tising Co., Ltd. ; Cotswold Poster Advertising 
Co., Ltd. ; Hereford and Mon. Advertising Co., 
Ltd. ; Abergavenny and District Billposting 
Co., Ltd. ; Devon & Exeter Poster Services, 
Ltd. ; Hawkins & Son, Ltd., advertising con- 
tractors ; James Townsend & Son ; Award 
Advertising Service Ltd. ; and Award 
Properties, Ltd. ; b. 1879 ; educated Christ's 
Hospital ; one of first exhibitors to tour 
provinces ; established his first permanent 
theatre, Weymouth, 1906. Address : Pub- 
licity House, Exeter. 

WARD, WARWICK, executive producer, 
A.B.P.C. ; entered films 1921, as actor, 
with Ideal Films ; later joined U.F.A. in 
Germany ; returned to England, 1930, and 
appeared in many sound films ; joined 
Associated British at Welwyn as producer, 
1935 ; afterwards became general manager ; 
produced "Man from Morocco," "Quiet 
Week End," "My Brother Jonathan." 
Address: Welwyn Studios, Welwyn Garden 
City, Herts. Tel. : Welwyn Garden 3241. 

WARTER, SIR PHILIP ALLAN, chairman, 
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd., and 
subsidiary companies ; b. 1903 ; managing 
director, British and Foreign Wharf Co., Ltd. 
Address: Eastcourt, Effingham, Surrey. 
Tel. : Bookham in. 



WATERS, HARRY, managing director Christ- 
church, Cinemas, Ltd., director Regent 
Theatre Buildings, Ltd., New Zealand. 
Christchurch Investments, Ltd., Waters and 
Spence, Ltd. Nibblenooks (Christchurch) Ltd. 
b. 1883, London. Entered Industry at 
Ashburton, 191 1. Became associated with 
Fuller-Hayward organisation, appointed 
general manager. Formed Christchurch 
Cinemas, 1930 ; associated with Kerridge- 
Odeon group in control of Avon and Plaza, 
and with D. Spence in control of the Metro 
Theatre, Sydenham. 

WATKINS, ARTHUR THOMAS LEVI, B.A., sec- 
retary British Board of Film Censors, b. 1907 : 
ed, Tonbridge and Christ Church, Oxford. 



Author and playwright ; administrative post, 
Home Office, 1941-7 ; appointed assistant 
secretary to B.B.F.C., January, 1948 ; secre- 
tary, July, 1948. Addresses : Office : 133, 
Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 6121. 
Private : 36a, Buckingham Palace Road, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Victoria 1606. 



WATKINS, A. W., A.M.I.E.E., F.R.P.S., 
F.R.S.A., F. B.K.S. ; recording director, 
M-G-M British studios ; b. 1897 ; chartered 
electrical engineer; entered Industry in 1928, 
British Acoustic Films ; Western Electric 
Co., Ltd., 1929 ; recording director, London 
Film Productions, 193 1 ; planned acoustics 
and sound of Denham Studios, 1936 ; re- 
cording director, D. & P. Studios, 1945 ; 
member council R.P.S., 1943-5 I vice- 
president B.K.S. ; chairman, Kinematograph 
Section, R.P.S., 1943-4 ; chairman, Film 
Production Division, B.K.S. ; member of 
A.M.P.A.S. : member S.M.P.E. Address : 
1, Belgrave Place, S.W.i. Tel. : Sloane 0746 



WATT, HARRY, writer and director ; b. 1906 ; 
director, writer, documentary films, Empire 
Marketing Board ; wrote and directed " Night 
Mail," ." North Sea," G.P.O. Film Unit; 
"Squadron 992," "Target for To-night," 
"London Can Take It," "Christmas Under 
Fire,"; joined Ealing, 1943; films "Nine 
Men," " Fiddlers Three," " The Overlanders," 
"Eureka Stockade." Addresses: Office: 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 



WATTS, ARTHUR. B, F.S.A. b. 1886 ; ed. 
Long Ashton School, Bristol. Delegate to 
general council C.E.A. ; hon. treasurer, South 
Wales and Monmouthshire branch C.E.A. ; 
member of general council, C.T.B.F. ; director 
Splott (Cardiff) Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Rumely 
Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Luxury Cinemas, Ltd. ; 
Ribbon Cinemas, Ltd. ; fellow of Society 
of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors. 
Addresses : Office : 12, Museum Place, 
Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 2900-2. Private : 
" Cam Brea," Hollybrush Road, Cyncoed, 
Cardiff. Tel. : Llanishen 239. 



WAYLEN, ALAN G., publicity manager, G-B. 
Equipments, Ltd., G.-B. Instructional, Ltd. ; 
formerly Dunlop Rubber Co. ; later assistant 
advertising manager, Carreras, Ltd. ; execu- 
tive with late Sir Charles Higham ; joined 
G.-B. Equipments, 1945 ; member of Incor- 
porated Advertising Managers' Association. 
Address : Imperial House, 80-82, Regent 
Street, London, W.i. 



WEBER. SIGVARD L.D.Sc.Chem.Eng. ; partner, 
Furneaux-Weber, Ltd. ; b. 1899, Denmark ; 
went to Hollywood, 1920 ; film camera-man 
and personal assistant to late Irving Thal- 
berg ; camera-man and scientist, New 
Guinea expedition ; sailed yacht Pacific Ocean, 
taking films, including shots ' ' Mutiny on the 
Bounty " ; carried out experiments Cine- 
color, Multi-color and Monopack ; opened 
own studios, laboratories, Hollywood ; pro- 
duced and directed over 100 feature films ; 
photographed colour films, expeditions, 
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tion compass; returned England, 1938. Ad- 
dress : Willing House, Gray's Inn Road, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Terminus 7530. 

WEISS, FRED, artistic director and editor, 
Fama Films, Ltd. Entered industry, 1924 ; 
directed silent films at Sascha A.G. Vienna ; 
produced and directed " Vagabound," 1931 ; 
directed sound films Vienna and Berlin ; 
Edited British films for Austria and Germany 
since 1929 ; came to England 1934 ; editor 
M. of I. films ; directed Ariston Crescent's 
" Tarara Boom de A" and "Movie-Go- 
Round." Address : 7, Portobello Mews, 
London, W.11. Tel. : Bayswater 8081. 

WELSH, JAMES, D.L., LL.D., J.P. ; managing 
director, Riddrie, P.H. and director Kingsway, 
Glasgow ; b. 1881 ; Lord Provost, Glasgow, 
I 943 _ 5 ! ex-M.P., Paisley ; entered industry, 
1910, as exhibitor ; secretary, Scottish Branch 
C.E.A. for two years ; president C.E.A. 1933. 
Address : 1, Endfield Avenue, Glasgow, 
W.2. Tel. : West 5447. 



WELSH, T. A., joined Col. A. C. Bromhead as 
junior clerk, Gaumont Co. ; after became 
general manager and secretary ; appointed 
member of Government Cinema Committee 
and organised the distribution of the Official 
British War Films throughout France, 1916 ; 
founded Welsh Pearson & Co., Ltd., 1918, 
and, with George Pearson, produced "The 
Better 'Ole," the "Squibs" series, "Love, 
Life and Laughter," " Nothing Else Matters," 
etc. Introduced Betty Balfour to screen. 
Advocated scheme to provide studios and 
production facilities in England, Glasgow 
conference C.E.A., 1925, which resulted in the 
passing of "Quota" Act and building of 
Elstree studios. In association with Michael 

E. Balcon produced " Journey's End," " The 
Good Companions." Present trade interests 
C.T.B.F. and Cinema Veterans " (1903). 
Address : Homelands, Banchory, Kincardine- 
shire. Scotland. 

WEST, CLEM, Independent renter ; joined 
Vivid Exclusive Syndicate, 1919 ; European 
M.P. Co., 1924 ; founded Mersejjside 
Chronicle Sunday newspaper, devoted to 
film reviews ; became independent renter, 
Leeds, 1941. Address : 20, King Street 
Chambers, Wellington Street, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : 26341. 

WEST, A. G. D., M.A., B.Sc, F.R.P.S., Hon. 

F. B.K.S. technical director, Baird Television, 
Ltd. ; director, Cinema Television, Ltd. ; 
b. 1897, educated King's, Canterbury, and 
Cambridge. Assistant chief engineer and 
head of research B.B.C., 1923-9 ; head of 
design and development, Gramophone Co., 
1929-32 ; chief recording engineer A.R.P. 
and A.T.P. studios, Ealing, 1932-33 ; technical 
director, Baird Television, Ltd., 1933. 
Member, B.K.S. Executive Council since 
1931 ; president, 1938-46 ; chairman Elec- 
tronics Group, Scientific Instrument Manu- 
facturers Association, 1947 ; vice-president, 
International Television Committee, 1949. 
Addresses : Office : Cinema Television, Ltd., 
Lower Sydenham, S.E.26. Tel. : Hither Green 
4600. Private : 34, Elwill Way, Beckenbam, 
Kent. Tel. : Beckenham 1627. 

WEST, IF. M. F., V.C., C.B.E., M.C., managing 
director Eagle-Lion Film Distributors, Ltd. ; 



b. 1896, London ; director of Eagle-Lion 
companies in Belgium, Middle East, Holland, 
Greece and Italy. Held appointments at 
Embassies and Legations in Rome, Berne, 
Paris, Helsinki, Riga, Tallin. Addresses : 
Office: 169, Oxford Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9777. Private : 21a, Carlyle 
Square, Chelsea, S.W.3. Tel. : Flaxman 9125. 

WEST, G. DUDLEY, F.C.A., chairman, Winter 
Gardens (Hoylake) Ltd., Rock Ferry Electric 
Palace, Ltd., R.E.C. Electrical Engineering 
Co., Ltd., R.E.C. Construction Co., Ltd. ; 
director, Liverpool Palais de Luxe, Ltd. ; 
b. 1882 ; senior partner, Simon Jude and 
West, chartered accountants ; secretary and 
treasurer, N.W. Branch C.E.A. ; delegate to 
General Council ; member, Board of Manage- 
ment C.T.B.F. Addresses : Office : Lloyds 
Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria Street, 
Liverpool 2. Tel. : Central 7931. Private : 
18, Grove Park, Liverpool 8. Tel. : Sefton 
Park 1112. 

WESTWOOD, 1st BARON OF GOSFORTH, 

created 1944 ; William Westwood, O.B.E., 
son of late William Westwood ; b. 1888, 
Dundee ; ed. Elementary Schools, Dundee ; 
is J.P. for Northumberland, and Fellow of 
Royal Society of Arts ; chairman of Hinge's 
Cinemas, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and several 
other Kinema companies in the North-East 
coast ; director, City Amusements (Newcastle- 
on-Tyne), * Ltd. ; Wearside Entertainment, 
Ltd. ; director of the Finance Corp. for 
Industry and North-Eastern Trading Estates, 
Ltd., chairman and director of several private 
and public companies ; Liveryman and Free- 
man of Worshipful Company of Shipwrights; 
Freeman City of London ; principal labour 
adviser, Admiralty, 1940 ; director of Contract 
labour, 1941, and chief industrial adviser, 
1942-5 ; chairman, Mineral Development 
Committee ; represented Scottish Office and 
Admiralty in House of Lords 1945-7 ; un- 
successfully contested Perth Division of 
Perthshire and Kinross-shire (Labour) October, 
1922, and Sutton Division of Plymouth, May, 
1929 ; created O.B.E. (Civil) 1920 ; Lord-in- 
Waiting to H.M. the King, 1945-7 ; chairman 
of Executive Council for Newcastle-on-Tyne to 
adminster new Health Act and member of 
Regional Hospital Board, 1947. Address : 
Invertay, Gosforth, Northumberland. Tel. : 
52455, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

WESTWOOD, WILLIAM, secretary, Hinge 
Circuit ; chairman Northern Branch C.E.A., 
1946-8. b. 1907. ed. Glasgow. Eldest son 
of Lord Westwood, O.B.E., and brother of 
Doug Westwood of Langford and Co ; 
joined Hinge Circuit, 1934 ; secretary of 
10 kinema companies. Addresses : 147-9, 
Northumberland Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1. 
Tel. : 20317-9. Private : 32, Swarland Avenue, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 7. Tel. : 61425. 

WHEELDON, JOHN, chairman and director, 
Mayfair and Eureka Cinemas ; director, 
Sherborne and Ritz Cinemas, Ltd. ; trea- 
surer, Hull Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1890, Hull. 
Addresses : Office : Mason and Jackson, Ltd., 
Scott Street, Hull. Tel. : 34769. Private : 
"Highfield," Beech Hill, Swanland, E. Yorks. 
Tel.: Kirkella 48587. 

WHEELER, CHARLES, JAMES F., vice- 
president, Association of Cinematograph and 
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industry as production apprentice, Inter- 
national Exclusives, 1917 ; chairman feature 
branch A.C.T. ; member A.C.T.-B.F.P.A. 
negotiating committee, 1943 and 1947 ; 
member F.I.E.C. ; represented A.C.T. in 
New York and Hollywood. Addresses: 
Gainsborough Studios, Lime Grove, Shepherds 
Bush, London, W.12. Tel. : Shepherds 
Bush 1210. Private : 72, Welling Way, 
Welling, Kent. Tel. : Woolwich 1341. 



WHINCUP, C. H. : Director, secretary, compan- 
ies controlling 14 kinemas, Yorkshire ; chair- 
man Leeds and District Branch C.E.A. ; 
b. 1903, Leeds. Entered industry 1920. 
Addresses: Office: 41, Park Lane, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : 20972-3. Private : 129, Alwoodley Lane. 
Leeds. Tel. : 61035. 



WHITE, EIRENE, M A., member Cinematograph 
Films Council, b. 1909 ; ed. Somerville 
College, Oxford ; parliamentary correspondent 
Manchester Evening News since 1945 ; W.V.S. 
regional secretary for Wales, 1940-1 ; Ministry 
of Labour, 1941-5 ; Labour Candidate 
Flintshire, 1945 ; member, National Executive 
Labour Party since May, 1947. Addresses : 
Office : 43, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 
Tel. : Central 7561. Private : 464 Park 
West, W.2. Tel. : Ambassador 1089. 



WHITE, TOM, M.B.E., production executive ; 
b. 1895. Entered industry, 1909 ; later 
cameraman-producer, C. M. Hepworth, 
Henry Edwardes, Herbert Wilcox ; chief 
production manager, Independent Prods., 
Ltd., 1942 ; general manager, 1945 ; Latest 
films: "Dark Stranger," "A Matter of 
Life and Death," " Brief Encounter," " Great 
Expectations," "Black Narcissus," "Red 
Shoes," " Oliver Twist," " The Blue Lagoon," 
"Esther Walters," London Belongs to Me," 
" The Passionate Friends," " Once a Jolly 
Swagman," "The Blue Lagoon." Address : 
Pinewood Studios, Iver, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 
700. 



WHITAKER, COUN. JOHN CYRIL, J. P., 

exhibitor, partner Whitaker and Reader. 
Entered industry as programme boy, Grand, 
Nelson, 1887 ; joint proprietor, Empire and 
Palladium, Oswaldtwistle. S.E. Lanes, branch 
C.E.A. delegate. Addresses : Office : Palla- 
dium, Oswaldtwistle. Tel. : 2825, 3073. 
Private, 21, Cecil Street, Oswaldtwistle. 



WHITTELL, E. H., general manager, Preston 
Entertainments, Ltd. ; member N.W. Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1901, Haworth, Yorks. 
Entered trade, 19 15 ; delegate, N.W. Branch 
C.E.A., for five years ; chairman, N.W. 
Branch, 1940-42. Addresses : Office : Em- 
press, Eldon Street, Preston. Tel. : 2932. 
Private: 38, Brookside Road, Fulwood, 
Preston. 



WHITTINGHAM, JACK, screen writer, b. 1910, 
Heaton, Yorks ; ed. Charterhouse and Lincoln 
College, Oxford ; formerly film critic ; screen 
plays ; hon vice-secretary, Screenwriters 
Association ; " Q Planes " (in collabora- 
tion), " Escape to Danger," " Welcome Mr. 
Washington," " Twilight Hour," " Kiss 
the Bride Goodbye," " Waltz Time " (dia- 



logue), " The Lisbon Story," " The Laughing 
Lady," " Green Fingers," " Counterblast." 
Address : The White House, Queens Drive, 
Oxshott, Surrey. Tel. : 2026. 

WILCOX, HERBERT, producer, director; 
chairman and managing director, Imperadio 
Pictures ; b. 1892, Cork. Entered Industry 
1919 ; made many silent films ; produced or 
directed " Victoria the Great " (I.F.P.), "Sixty 
Glorious Years" (I.F.P.), "Sunny," "No, 
No, Nanette," "They Flew Alone," 1941 ; 
" Yellow Canary," 1943 ; " I Lived in Gros- 
venor Square," 1944 ; " Piccadilly Incident," 
1946; " Courtneys of Curzon Street," 
1947 ; " Spring in Park Lane," " Elizabeth 
of Ladymead," 1948. Formed Imperadio 
Pictures, and visited U.S.A., 1939 to direct 
" Nurse Edith Cavell " and " Irene " for 
RKO-Radio. 

WILHELM, WOLFGANG, scenario writer ; b. 
1906, Austria. Began screen writing 1927, 
Berlin, Vienna, England, France ; writing 
credits, originals or screenplay: "Farewell 
Again," "Freedom Radio," "Pimpernel 
Smith," "Squadron Leader X," "This Man 
Reuter " (produced in Hollywood), " Un- 
censored," " Land of Promise," " I See a Dark 
Stranger," " Captain Boycot," " End of the 
River"; hon. treasurer of Screenwriters' 
Association, 1940-46 ; member British Film 
Academy. Addresses : Office: Screenwriters' 
Association, 7, Deanery Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Grosvenor 1514. Private : 826, White 
House, Regents Park, N.W. 8. Tel. : Euston 
1200, ext. 826. 

WILLIAMS, ARNOLD, F.R.Econ.S., joint mana- 
ging director, National Screen Service, Ltd. ; 
b. 1890, Rochdale, Lanes ; educated, Victoria 
University, Manchester ; M.P. (L) West 
Riding, Yorkshire (Sowerby Divn.), 1923-4. 
Addresses : Office : 113-117, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4851-5- Private : The 
Cottage, Swakeleys, near Uxbridge, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Uxbridge 19 10. 

WILLIAMS, JOHN LESLIE, publicity and 
advertising director, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Pictures, Ltd. b. 1908. Reporter and 
sub-editor Allied Newspapers, Manchester and 
London ; free-lance journalist ; publicity 
and advertising director, Universal Pictures, 
1928-36 ; principal J. Leslie Williams & Co. ; 
special representative for entertainment 
Daily Mail 1939, joined M-G-M 1946. 
Addresses: Office: Empire Theatre, Leicester 
Square, London, W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 
7062. Private : 7, Orchard Close, Edgware. 
Tel. : Edgware 7435. 

WILLIAMS, HENRY M. f proprietor, Glyn 
Kinema, Lostwithiel, Cornwall ; consulting 
and service eingineer. b. 1912 ; ed. Ayr 
Academy. Entered industry with Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres in 1931 ; built 
Glyn kinema to own design, 1936-37. Address : 
Office : Glyn Kinema, Lostwithiel, Tel. : 
Lostwithiel 95. 

WILLIAMS, L. P., A.R.I.B.A., A.A. Dip., tech- 
nical director, D. and P. Studios ; b. 1905, 
Slough, Bucks ; educated, Aldenham School 
and Architectural Association, London, 
Entered Industry as assistant art director, 
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and Dominions Film Corp., and Herbert 
Wilcox Prods., Ltd.; consulting art 
director, Pinewood Studios, Ltd. ; unit 
art director, RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc., 
Hollywood ; executive art director, Indepen- 
dent Prods., Ltd. Address : Pinewood 
Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

WILLIAMS, W. H., director and studio manager, 
Merton Park Studios, Ltd., b. 1910, London. 
Entered Industry, 1928 ; production and studio 
cost accountant, Merton Park Studios, and 
Associated companies, 1933-1939 ; production 
supervisor, 1939-1940 ; production and studio 
manager, 1940-42 ; general production 
manager, 1942-43 ; appointed to board, 
Merton Park Studios, Ltd., 1943. Addresses : 
Office : Merton Park Studios, Kingston 
Road, S.W-.19. Tel.: Liberty 4291. Private: 
Ivanhoe, Woodside Avenue, Esher, Surrey. 
Tel. : Emberbrook 2089. 

WILLIAMSON, THOMAS H., in charge film 
sales, Gevaert, Ltd. ; b. 1891 ; educated 
Brighton ; his father was pioneer of Trade in 
1897 ; up to 1914 served apprenticeship' in 
Williamson studiosand laboratories, Hove, then 
film hiring; was associated with Automatic 
Film Printers laboratories until joining Gevaert 
in 1931. Addresses : Office : Gevaert, Ltd., 
Acton Lane, Harlesden, N.W.10. Tel. : Elgar 
6755 ; Private : Portland Court Hotel, 4-5, 
Queen's Gate, S.W.7. Tel. : Western 2224. 

WILSON, MAURICE J., chairman and managing 
director, Grand National Pictures, Ltd. ; 
G.N. Film Prods., Ltd. ; British Screen Ser- 
vices ; b. 1892, London ; entered Industry, 
1926 ; acquired share capital, Winads, Ltd. ; 
created Highbury Studios, 1936 ; founded 
Grand National Pictures, 1938. Address : 
113, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 
6543, 6525. 

WILSON, RONALD, director, Grand National 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1922, London. Address : 
113, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
6543, 6525. 

WINGROVE, EDWARD W., F.C.I.S., general 
secretary, B.F.P.A. ; b. 1907 ; entered In- 
dustry as head of K.R.S. Investigation Dept., 
1933. Addresses : Office : 49, Mount Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 0313. Private: 
89, Wolmer Gardens, Edgware. Tel. : 
Edgware 3893. 

WINTLE, JULIAN, M.B.K.S., producer, Film 
Producers' Guild ; director of Independent 
Artists, Ltd. ; entered Industry, 1934 ; 
editor, 1935 ; B.B.C., 1940 ; film director, 



Verity Films, 1942 ; supervising editor, 
Film Producers' Guild, 1944 ; producer, 
Film Producers' Guild, 1946. Addresses: 
Office : Guild House, 2-6, West Street, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. Studio : 
Merton Park Studios, 269, Kingston Road, 
S.W.19. Tel. : Liberty 4291. Private : 38, 
Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W.2. Tel. : 
Paddington 4122. 

WOLFF, ROBERT S., chairman and managing 
director, RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; RKO- 
Radio British Productions, Ltd. ; managing 
director, Alliance Productions, Ltd. ; b. New 
York City, 1896 ; became manager Orient 
Theatre, New York, 1914 ; joined George 
Kleine K.E.S. Exchange 1917 ; later World 
Film Co. ; special sales representative National 
Screen Service ; W. W. Hodkinson, 1921 ; ap- 
pointed branch manager Pathe New Jersey 
Exchange, 1926, when taken over by RKO- 
Radio ; branch manager, New York, 1928 ; 
Metropolitan District manager, 1942; was presi- 
dent of the New York Film Board, 1933, and 
later chairman of the executive board ; 1940, 
chairman of the executive committee New 
York Film Board, President, 1941 ; took up 
British assignments 1944. Address : Dean 
House, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

WOODGATE, W. M., F.I. A.M. A., advertising 
manager GB - Kalee, Ltd. ; advertising 
manager Hudson-Essex Motors, Ltd., 1924-32; 
Trussed Concrete Steel Co., Ltd., 1932-39 ; 
M.O.I., 1939-45 ; hon secretary, Incorpor- 
ated Advertising Managers Association. 
Address: National House, 60-66, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9531. 



WOOLF, JOHN, joint managing director, 
General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; director, 
Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd., Universal 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Film Laboratories, Ltd. ; 
British Pictorial Prods., Ltd. ; West of Eng- 
land group of kinemas ; director Eagle-Lion 
Films of Canada, Ltd. ; J. Arthur Rank Org. 
Inc. (New York) ; b. 1912 ; joined W. & F. 
Film Service, 1929 ; became general sales 
manager on formation of Gaumont-British 
Distributors, later becoming general sales 
manager, General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; 
late assistant director of Army Kinemato- 
graphv. Address : 127-133, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 73 

WOOLFE, H. BRUCE, director, G.-B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd. ; chairman Assn. Short Film 
Producers ; entered trade 1910 ; formed Eclipse 
Exclusives, 1914 ; formed British Instructional 
Films, Ltd., 1919 ; represented producers 
Board of Trade Advisory Committee ; mem- 
ber Colonial Office Films Committee ; repre- 




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sented F.B.I, on Educational and Cultural 
Films Commission. Addresses : Office : 142, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292 ; 
Private : Rokeby, Harpenden, Herts. 

WOOLLEY, ERIC, managing director, Walden 
Films, Ltd. ; b. 1915 ; Midlands photographic 
firm 1935-39 ; R.A.F. photographer, 1939-45 ; 
specialist in substandard kinematography 
and sound on film-recording systems ; 
secretary, South Devon Film Society ; 
member, British Documentary. Address: 
1, Cary Place, Fleet Street, Torquay, Devon. 
Tel. : Torquay 2674. 

WOOLLEY, JOHN ALBERT, director, secretary 
and manager of Operton Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 
191 1 ; ed. King Williams College, I. of M.; 
Secretary of Stockport and District Branch 
C.E.A. Addresses : Office : Curzon Cinema, 
Stockport. Tel. : Stockport 2532. Private : 
8, Harleen Grove, Offerton, Stockport. 



WRIGHT, BASIL, producer and managing 
director, International Realist, Ltd. ; b. 1907 ; 
educated Sherborne and Corpus Christi, 
Cambridge ; associated since 1929 with John 
Grierson in development of Documentary 
Film ; directed " O'er Hill and Dale," " Cargo 
from Jamaica," " Song of Ceylon," " Children 
at School," " Face of Scotland," etc. ; co- 
directed "Night Mail" with Harry Watt; 
founded Realist Film Unit ; executive at Film 
Centre, 1938-1944 ; producer Crown Film 
Unit, 1945 ; consultant to Films Division, 
M. of I., 1946. Address : 9, Great Chapel 
Street, W.i. 



WRIGHT, ALD. G. W. A., proprietor W. 
Cinemas ; delegate to General Council ; b. 
1894, Norwich ; director, Southampton 
Football Club. Addresses : Office : Regent, 
Southampton. Tel. : 71555. Private : 
" Halycon," Upper Bassett, Southampton. 
Tel. : 68509. 



WOOLSTENCROFT, COUN. WILLIAM, manager 
and director, Hippodrome and Theatre Royal, 
Leigh, Lanes; b. 1884; delegate and past 
chairman, S.E. Lanes Branch C.E.A. ; member 
Lanes Cinema Old Boys ; manager Hippo- 
drome and Theatre Royal for past 40 years. 
Addresses : Office : ' Hippodrome, Leigh, 
Lanes. Tel. : 128, Private : 35, Church 
Street, Leigh. Tel. : 709. 



WEIGHT, E. J. H., M.B.E., Editor, British 
Paramount News; b. 1899; inaugurated 
British Movietone News, 1928 ; co-editor 
with Truman Talley and later news editor 
and production manager ; joined British 
Paramount News, 1929. Addresses : Office : 
10, School Road, N.W.10. Tel. : Elgar 4030. 
Private : Harborough Long Lane, Ickenham, 
Middlesex. Tel. : Ruislip 3156. 



WORROW, JOHN LEWIS, publicity director, 
Boulting Bros. (Charter Film Productions, 
Ltd.) ; b. 1912 ; ed. St. Aloysius College, 
Highgate. Partner, J. Leslie Williams and 
Co. until 1939 ; R.A.F. 1939-45 ; present 
post, 1946. Addresses : Office : 21-22, Gros- 
venor Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 2794. 
Private : 43, Derwent Avenue, Hatch End, 
Middlesex. Tel : Hatch End 2429. 



WYNNE, SYDNEY E. R., executive in charge 
of publicity and public relations J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation ; b. 1909, London ; journ- 
alist, author, and specialist in public relations ; 
special correspondent Daily Herald, 1934-8 ; 
public relations officer, Gas Industry, 1938-40 ; 
director of Public Relations, Ministry of 
Supply, 1940. Address : Office, 38, South 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Mayfair 7454. 



WRATTEN, IAN DENIS, F.R.F.S., hon. F.B.K.S. 
deputy manager, Motion Picture Film Dept., 
Kodak Ltd. ; Past- President British Kinema- 
tograph Society ; Vice-President, Royal 
Photographic Society. Address : Kodak 
Ltd., Kingsway, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Holborn 7841. 

WRIGHT, A. E., M.B.E., director Plaza Cinema, 
Ltd. ; Ambassador Super Cinema, Ltd. ; 
Magnet Cinema, Ltd. ; member Manchester 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1880, Man- 
chester ; chairman, Stockport and District 
Section C.E.A for past ten years. Addresses : 
Office : Plaza, Stockport. Tel. : 3818 and 77, 
Lever Street, Manchester, 1. Tel. : Central 
3037. Private : Shenstone, 44, Peel Moat 
Road, Heaton. Moor, Stockport. Tel. : 
Heaton Moor 1949. 



YATES, MARK, A.C.A., A.S.A.A., secretary 
Sheffield and District Cinematograph Theatres 
Ltd., Dow Picture Palace Co., Ltd ; b. 1908; 
ed. King Edward VII, Sheffield. Partner in 
Robert Craig and Son, Incorporated Account- 
ants. Addresses ; Office : 3, Hartshead 
Sheffield, 1. Tel. : Sheffield 27577- Private: 
St. Annes, Saltergate, Bamford, via Sheffield. 
Tel. : Bamford 163. 

YOUNG, CHARLES, RONALD, publicity con- 
troller, C.M.A. ; b. 1905. Joined Paramount 
Theatres at the Capito Theatre, Cardiff, 
1927 ; R.A.F., 1941-6 ; assistant publicity 
manager Odeon Theatres, 1946 ; publicity 
manager, 1947 ; publicity controller, C.M.A. , 
1948. Address: Office: New Gallerv House, 
Regent Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent "8080. 




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TRADE 

ORGANISATIONS 



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The Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of 
Great Britain and Ireland. 
Reg. No. 1622T. 

Registered under Trade Union Acts. 

64, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 7864-9. Address 
Ceabilrex 'Phone London. 



GENERAL COUNCIL. 

PRESIDENT, 1949-50 : 
Sir Alexander B. King, C.B.E., J.P., D.L., 
190, West Regent Street, Glasgow. 

VICE-PRESIDENT, 1949-50 : 
A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., 12, Museum Place, Cardiff. 

HON. TREASURER : 

E. J. Hinge, 147-149, Northumberland Street, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

GENERAL SECRETARY : 
W. R. Fuller, 164, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. 
(Telephone : Temple Bar 7864-9). 

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT, 1948-9 : 

Dennis C. Walls, Midland Bank House, 
26, Cross Street, Manchester, 2. 

SOLICITOR : 

Norman Hart, B.A., Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, Haymarket 

S.W.I. 

DELEGATES. 

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLANDS BRANCH— K. F. Jones, J. H. R. Baker, F. P. Cozens, B. T. Davis, 

E. B. Gold, L. C. Holderness. 
BRADFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH — T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde. 
BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BRANCH— Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, E. C. Rogers 

L. V. Crews. 



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DEVON AND CORNWALL BRANCH — Coim. Leslie G. Hill, Maurice Prince. 
EASTERN COUNTIES BRANCH— Major D. F. Bostock, Coun. V. E. Harrison, M.B.E. 
HAMPSHIRE AND EAST DORSET BRANCH— Alderman G. W. A. Wright, Coun. H. P. E. Mears 

O.B.E. 

HULL AND DISTRICT BRANCH— R. G. Freedman ; alternate, J. F. Tidswell. 
KENT COUNTY BRANCH— Morris M. Levy, John Jarratt, Harry Cjuinton. 

LEEDS AND DISTRICT BRANCH— C. H. Whincup, H. Hopkins, Chas. P. Metcalfe, Coun. F. L. 

Gummersall, J. X. Prendergast. 
LEICESTERSHIRE BRANCH— G. H. Scarborough, A. W. Black. 

LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES BRANCH— C. G. Bernstein, J. W. Davies, R. H. Dewes, T. H. 

Fligelstone, Thomas France, Sir Sidney Clift, Roland Lea, Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, C. A. Mathes, 

C. H. Russ, W. Southan Morris, J. D. Tutin. 
MANCHESTER, SALFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH — R. W. Fox, T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S., 

E. Hamson. 

NORTHERN BRANCH— W. Carr, Chas. Chipchase, F.C.A., W. S. Gibson, T. F. Massicks, E. J. Hinge , 

F. Jordan, F. W. Morrison, the Hon. W. Westwood. 

NORTHERN IRELAND BRANCH— L. Hyman, Major G. Lodge, M.B.E., R. J. Frizzell, B.A. 
NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH— T. Dawson Bell. 

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE BRANCH — F. V. Chambers, J. S. Livingstone. 

NORTH WESTERN BRANCH— Llew Edwards, J.P., ; W. J. Speakman, L. B. Fancourt, R. P. 
Rutherford, J. F. Wood, Jnr., R. H. Godfrey, G. Dudley West, F.C.A. 

NOTTS AND DERBY BRANCH— J. Pollard, J.P., H. Elton, Coun. J. Drew, F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A. 

PORTSMOUTH AND ISLE OF WIGHT BRANOH— F. B. B. Blake. 

SCOTTISH BRANCH— Dr. James Welsh, J. Wallace Geo. Singleton, J. P., Herbert J. Green, J. P., 
Wm. H. Albin, Miss M. F. Mcintosh, J. Patrick Jeffery, G. Kemp, G. Taylor, G. U. Scott, 
R. McLauglin. 

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— Coun. H. S. Gent, H. Brocklesby, D. Dudley Craig. 

SOUTH AND EAST LANCS. DISTRICT BRANCH— Coun. J. C. Whitaker, J.P., Coun.W. Woolstencrof t, 

J. P., J. Mather, W. Simpson, H. Hoyle. 

SOUTHERN MIDLANDS BRANCH— H. Pascoe, R. Chetham, Coun. N. A. Ayres. 

SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTH BRANCH— Peter N. Wright, C. R. Hedge, Wyndham Lewis, 

A. Jackson Withers, A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., W. Berriman. 
SUSSEX BRANCH— Coun. R. E. Richards S. Mills. 

WEST LANCASHIRE BRANCH— Coun. H. Simpson, J. F. Dobson, F.C.I.S. 

OBJECTS. 

(a) To promote good will and a good understanding between all Proprietors 
of Kinemas and other places of entertainment, and between them and 
such persons as work for them, and between them and the Manufacturers 
and Renters of Films. 

(b) To provide a fund for the protection of the interests of the Members of 
the Association and to protect them from oppression. 

(c) To secure unity of action among Proprietors of cinemas and other places 
of entertainment and in particular to secure that film rentals paid or 
payable by Members of the Association shall not exceed the maximum 
sums fixed from time to time by the Council of the Association in accord- 
ance with these Rules. 

(d) To promote by all lawful means the adoption of fair working rules and 
customs of the Trade. 

(e) To organise means to secure and if at any time considered necessary 
themselves supply means whereby a free and unrestricted circulation of 
films and other Trade requisites may be secured for Members of the Associa- 
tion. 

(/) To resist by all lawful means the imposition by public authorities or 
other persons of terms and conditions upon the Trade which are unreason- 
able or unnecessary. 

(g) To secure legislation for the protection of the interests of Members, 
and to promote or oppose and join in promoting or opposing Bills in 
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(h) To adopt such means of making known the operations of the Association 
as may seem to the Council expedient. 

(i) To promote a good understanding between all local authorities and the 
Members of the Association, and to take any steps in furtherance thereof 
in matters which are the subject of local government, and which in the 
opinion of the Council may be in the interests of, or for the protection of, 
the Members. 

(j) To adopt any means which in the opinion of the Council may be incidental 
or conducive to the above objects. 

BRANCHES 

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLANDS BRANCH— Central House, 75, New Street, Birmingham, 2 
Tel. : Midland 5707. 

Chairman : J. R. H. Baker, Philip Baker & Co., Solicitors, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham. 

Vice-Chairman- : F. P. Cozens, Saltley Grand P.H., Alum Rock, Birmingham. 

Immediate Past Chairman : K. F. Jones, Cinema Accessories, 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham. 

Treasurer : B. T. Davis, A.S.A.A., Lombard House, Great Charles Street, Birmingham. 

Secretary : B. C. Muggleton, F.C.A., Central House, 75, New Street, Birmingham. 

Trustees : Sir S. W. Clift, 5, Union Street, Birmingham ; H. B. Lane, 106, Linden Road, Bournville, 

Birmingham ; A. W. Rogers, Victoria Playhouse, Victoria Road, Aston. 
Committee : J. R. H. Baker, F. P. Cozens, K. F. Jones, B. T. Davis, B. C. Muggleton, Sir Sidney Chft, 

E. B. Gold, Bristol Cinema, Bristol Street, Birmingham ; L. C. Holderness, Odeon Theatre, New 

Street, Birmingham ; J. M. Cannon, Cinema Accessories, 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham ; 

H. B. Lane, R. H. Digbv, A. G. May. 
Delegates : J. R. H. Baker, F. P. Cozens, B. T. Davis, E. B. Gold, L. C. Holderness. 



BRADFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH — 23, Piccadilly, Bradford. Tel. : Bradford 4097. 

Chairman : T. Armitage, Ellwood, Bradford Road, Brighouse. 

Vice-Chairman : L. Kitchen, Pollard House, Pollard Lane, Bradford. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : A. S. Hyde, 1, Commercial Street, Shipley. 

Treasurer: T. H. Lund, " Harborne," Moor Park Drive, Bradford. 

Secretary : H. Goldsbrough, F.C.C.A., 23, Piccadilly, Bradford. 

Trustees : G. A. Ridler, New Victoria Cinema, Bradford ; L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde. 

Committee : T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde, T. Lund, L. Cansfield, Cosy Cinema, Bradford ; 
F. L. Agar, Birch Lane Cinema, Bradford; J. W. Richardson, Plaza Cinema, Bradford ; W. E. 
Bentley, Towers Hall Cinema, Bradford ; R. Simcox, Ritz Cinema, Bradford ; G. W. Ridler, New 
Victoria Cinema, Bradford ; M. Bailey, 2, Cheapside, Bradford ; P. Richardson, Oriental Cinema, 
Bradford ; C. Brown, Area Supervisor, Odeon Theatres, Leeds ; C. A. Oakes, Leeds and District 
Supervisor, Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., Leeds ; H. Chalton, Albert Theatre, Brighouse ; 
H. A. Sands, Glenroyal Cinema, Shipley ; A. Harper, Majestic Cinema, Barnoldswick ; J. Blackburn, 
Princess Cinema, Birstall. 

Delegates : T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde. 



BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BRANCH— 16, John Street, Bristol 1. Tel. : Bristol 228. 
Chairman : Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, Gaiety Cinema, Knowle, Bristol 4. 
Vice-Chairman : E. C. Rogers, Hippodrome, Gloucester. 
Treasurer : J D. Atkinson, Scala Cinema, Zetland Road, Bristol. 
Secretary: S. W. Savery, A.C.I. S., A.C.R.A., 16, John Street, Bristol 1. 

Trustees : Cr. G. Rees, Court House, Tarnock, Nr. Axbridge, Somerset ; O. J. Pugsley, 206, Cran- 
brook Road, Bristol, 6. ; G. Allen, 424, Stapleton Road, Eastville, Bristol. 

Committee : G. Allen, O. J. Pugsley, J. D. Atkinson, F. A. Beckett, Rex Cinema, Pewsey, Wilts. ; 
H. Gower, Eastville Hippodrome, Bristol ; Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain ; P. G. Lewis, Rex Cinema, 
Highbridge, Somerset ; W. Prodgers, Savoy Cinema, Exeter ; E. C. Rogers ; F. W. Wren, Regal, 
Staple Hill, Bristol ; J. Nicholson, Regal Cinema, Wells, Somerset ; L. V. Crews, Odeon Theatre, 
Bristol. 

Delegates : Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, E. C. Rogers, L. V. Crews. 



DEVON AND CORNWALL BRANCH— 49, North Street, Plymouth. Tel. : Plymouth 5585. 

Chairman : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Palace Cinema, Bodm in . 

Vice-Chairman : Maurice Prince, Regal Cinema, Barnstaple. 

Treasurer and Secretary : C. H. Rundle, 49, North Street, Plymouth. 

Trustees : Major A. O. Ellis, " Sutherland Tower," Higher Warberry Road, Torquay ; W. Pickles, 

J. P., Picture House, Buckfastleigh, South Devon ; W. F. Gillev, Regent Cinema, Paignton: 
Committee : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Major A. O. Ellis, W. Pickles, J.P., W. F. Gilley, H. B. Mather, 

79, Thornhill Road, Plymouth ; T. J. R. Taylor, Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot ; F. E. 

Bowen, Lloyds Bank Chambers, Torquay; P. Myott, 1, Vaughan Parade, Torquay; R. H.. 

Etchells, Gaumont, Taunton ; R. C. Hill, Palace Cinema, Truro ; G. Daniel, Royal Cinema, St.. 

Ives ; Maurice Prince, H. M. Williams, The Glyn Cinema, South Street, Lostwithiel ; G. C. G. 

Taylor, Cornwall Cinemas, Ltd., Penland, Fore Street, St. Agnes, Cornwall ; E. O. Parker, King's 

Cinema, Camborne; W. A. Bauriss, Capitol, St. Austell; W. Prodgers, Savoy Cinema, Exeter. 
Delegates : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Maurice Prince. 



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EASTERN COUNTIES BRANCH— 71, The Close, Norwich. Tel. : Norwich 23108. 
Chairman : V. E. Harrison, M.B.E., 45, Dereham Road, Norwich. 
Vice-Chairman : Major D. F. Bostock, 193, Norwich Road, Ipswich. 
Treasurer : E. H. Field, 16, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. 
Secretary : Arnold F. Kent, 71, The Close, Norwich. 

Trustees : Major D. F. Bostock, V. E. Harrison, M.B.E. ; D. W. Attree, Coliseum, Gorleston-on-Sea. 

Committee : V. E. Harrison, Major D. F. Bostock, E. H. Field, Arnold F. Kent, D. W. Attree, 
F. Bradley, C.M.A. Eastern Theatre Controller ; S. H. Brown, Electric, Norwich ; F. Graves, 
Playhouse, Bury St. Edmunds ; W. S. Hudson, Picture House, Sheringham ; Mrs. E. E. Hipperson, 
Cinema, Beccles ; H. W. Pinchon, Cinema, Swaffham ; C. J. Spain, Regal, Norwich ; J. H. 
Troughton, Kingsway, Newmarket ; H. E. Witard, Ritz, Norwich. 

Delegates : Major D. F. Bostock, V. E. Harrison, M.B.E. 



HAMPSHIRE AND EAST DORSET BRANCH — 2 Carlton Crescent, Southampton. Tel. : South- 
ampton 2179. 

Chairman : Coun. H. P. E. Mears, Plaza, Winton, Bournemouth. 
Vice-Chairman : Coun. G. Bravery, Regent Theatre, Poole, Dorset. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : Aid. G. W. A. Wright, Regal, Eastleigh. 
Treasurer : G. H. Clement, Regent Cinema, Shirley, Southampton. 
Secretary : H. H. C. Mitchener, F.L.A.A., 2, Carlton Crescent, Southampton. 
Trustees : Aid. G. W. A. Wright, Coun. H. P. E. Mears, E. Turnbull, Savoy Cinema, Shaftesbury, 
Dorset. 

Committee : Aid. G. W. A. Wright, Coun. G. Bravery, G. H. Clement, H. H. C. Mitchener, F.L.A.A., 
E. V. Glenister, Regent Theatre, Bournemouth ; J. L. Merrick, Empire Cinema, Wareham ; 
Coun. H. P. E. Mears, E. Turnbull, ; A. T. S. Adams, Tivoli Cinema, Wimborne ; B. L. Mayer, 
Palladium Cinema, Portswood, Southampton ; M. de Jong, Odeon Theatre, Bournmouth ; R. 
Coleman, Empire Cinema, Hamworthy, Poole ; A.G. Inskip, Picture House, Woolston ; J. H 
Ramson-Burbage, Ritz Cinema, Bitterne Road, Southampton. 

Delegates : Aid. G. W. A. Wright, Coun. H. P. E. Mears. 



HULL AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 58, King Edward Street, Hull. Tel. : Hull 33602. 
Chairman : R. C. Freeman, 58, King Edward Street, Hull. 
Vice-Chairman : J. F. Tidswell, 8, The Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, 8. 
Immediate Past Chairman : Brinley Evans. 

Treasurer : Miss M. Morton, Princes Theatre, George Street, Hull. 
Secretary : Bernard Hewson, 58, King Edward Street, Hull. 

Trustees : Harold Vaughan Evans, County Buildings, Land of Green Ginger, Hull ; Ernest Seaton, 
150, Cottingham Road, Hull ; Alfred Wheeldon, Eureka P.H., Hessle Road, Hull. 

Committee : R. C. Freeman, J. F. Tidswell, E. Lamb, R. Tomes, J. Wheeldon, A. Wheeldon, 
E. Campbell, R. E. Burnett, Wallace Rockett. 

Delegate : R. G. Freeman ; alternate J. F. Tidswell. 



KENT COUNTY BRANCH— The Palace, Bexleyheath, Kent. Tel.: Bexley heath 1999. 
Chairman : Morris M. Levy, Westminster Lodge, 34, Highfield Gardens, London, N.W.i. 
Vice-Chairman : John Jarratt, Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : Stanley Mills. 
Treasurer : Reginald V. Crow. 

Secretary : Harry Quinton, Palace Cinema, Bexleyheath, Kent. 
Trustees : Morris Levy, A. Spencer-May, Senr., Cyril G. Manning. 

Committee : The business of the Branch to be conducted by meeting duly summoned when Special 

Committees may be elected to deal with any specific business. 
Delegates : Morris Levy, John Jarratt, Harry Quinton. 



LEEDS AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 10, East Parade, Leeds. Tel. : Leeds 21246. 
Chairman : C. H. Whincup, 41, Park Lane, Leeds, 1. 
Vice-Chairman : H. Hopkins, Palace Cinema, Meadow Road, Leeds. 
Treasurer : Councillor F. L. Gummersall, Beeston Picture House, Leeds. 
Secretary : Gerald Hylton, A.C.A., 10, East Parade, Leeds, 1. 

Trustees : A. Cunningham, " Tower Crest," Heysham, Lanes. ; H. Hopkins, J. Jesson, Vale Cinema, 
Mirfield, Yorks. 

Committee : C. P. Metcalfe, 58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8 ; C. Laycock, J. Goldstone, W. J. Greenwood, 
E. M. Rush, T. C. Shayler, F. Sykes, W. E. Walker, J. X. Prendergast, Rialto Cinema, York; 
T. W. B. Lambert, Mrs. Gaines. 

Delegates : C. H. Whincup, H. Hopkins, Coun. F. L. Gummersall ,C. P. Metcalfe, J. X. Prendergast 



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LEICESTERSHIRE BRANCH — National Chambers, 4, Horsefair Street, Leicester. Tel. : Leicester 
5134- 

Chairman : Mrs. G. M. Yates, Mere Road Cinema Co., Ltd., 57, Waterloo Street, Leicester. 

Vice-Chairman : C. K. Deeming, Grand Cinema, Coalville, Leicestershire. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : W. G. Mawby, Belgrave Cinema, Belgrave Road, Leicester. 

Treasurer : F. T. Towers, Olympia Theatre, Narborough Road, Leicester. 

Secretary : S. J. Gunby, A.S.A.A., National Chambers, 4, Horsefair Street, Leicester. 

Trustees: A. W. Black, Redwinter, Toller Road, Leicester; G. H. Scarborough, "Ashfield," 

Elmfield Avenue, Leicester ; F. F. Stafford, Aylestone Cinema, Grace Road, Leicester. 
Committee : Mrs. G. M. Yates, C. K. Deeming, F. T. Towers, W. G. Mawby, A. W. Black, G. H. 

Scarborough, G. G. Baum, Rock Cinema, Mount Sorrel ; J. H. Potter, Odeon, Leicester ; T. W. 

Roberts, Tudor, Leicester ; D. Black, 76, Carisbrook Road, Leicester. 
Delegates : G. H. Scarborough, A. W. Black. 



LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES BRANCH— 164, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W.C.2. Tel.: 

Temple Bar 7864-9. 
Chairman : Sir Sidney Clift, 5, Union Street, Birmingham. 
Vice-Chairman : T. H. Fligelstone, Ascot House, 52, Dean Street. W.i. 
Treasurer : Thomas France, 59, Woodland Rise, Muswell Hill, N.io. 
Immediate Past-Chairman: J. W. Davies, 26/27, D'Arblay Street, W.i. 
Secretary : Arthur Taylcr, 164, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C2. 

Trustees : T. H. Fligelstone ; Morris M. Levy, 34, Highfield Gardens, Golders Green, N.W.n ; 

C. A. Mathes, 55, Stockleigh Hall, Prince Albert Road, N.W.8 

Committee : A. Bacal, " Sunnycrest," 3, Chalgrove Gardens, Finchley, N.3 ; J. W. Barber, 36, 
Golden Square, W.i. ; C. G. Bernstein, 36, Golden Square, W.i. ; C. H. V. Brown, 199, Piccadilly, 
W.i ; J. W. Davies; Major A. Davis, Marble Arch Pavilion, 531, Oxford Street, W.i ; R. H. 
Dewes, Film House, 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i ; A. Freedman, no, Bickenhall Mansions, Baker 
Street, W.i ; S. Hart, Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, W.i , D. J. James, Cinema 
House, 225, Oxford Street, W.i ; J. Jarratt, Film House, 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i ; 
Roland Lea, 30/31, Golden Square, W.i ; Morris M. Levy ; Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, 30/31, Golden 
Square, W.i ; C. A. Mathes ; L. Morris, 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i ; W. Southan Morris, Morris 
House, 1/5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i ; J. W. Perry, 5, North End Road, Golders Green, N.W. ; 

D. Rafer, New Empire Cinema, High Street, Staines ; S. E. Roberts, Film House, 142-150, 
Wardour Street, W.i ; C. H. Russ, Film House, 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i ; M. Shipman, 
Wellington House, 125/130, Strand, W.C.2 ; J. D. Tutin, Film House, 142-150, Wardour Street, 
W.i ; Dennis C. Walls, Midland Bank House, 26, Cross Street, Manchester. 

Delegates : C. G. Bernstein, Sir Sidney Clift, J. W. Davies, R. H. Dewes, T. H. Fligelstone, Thomas 
France, Roland Lea, Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, C. A. Mathes, W. Southan Morris, C. H. Russ, J.D. 
Tutin. 



MANCHESTER, SALFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, 

Market Street, Manchester 4. Tel. : Blackfriars 5758. 
Chairman : E. Hamson, 120, Heaton Moor Road, Stockport. 
Vice-Chairman : W. Miller, Ogdens Cinema Circuit, 196, Deansgate, Manchester. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : R. W. Fox, Princes Cinema, Monton, Nr. Manchester. 
Treasurer : W. Miller. 

Secretary : T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S., 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market Street, 

Manchester 4. 
Trustees : R. W. Fox, H. Moorbouse, H. Jackson. 

Committee : E. Hamson, R. W. Fox, W. Simpson, H. Abbott, Regent Cinema, Fallowfield ; D. L. 
Jones, New Central Cinema, Pendleton, Salford ; W. Miller, H. L. Rombach, A. E. Wright, 14, Peel 
Moat Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport ; H. Moorhouse, H. Jackson, T. E. Robinson, W. Rodgers, 
W. L. Johnson, T. Colgan, S. Wild. 

Delegates : R. W. Fox, T. E. Robinson, E. Hamson. 



NORTHERN BRANCH— Grainger Chambers, 104, Grainger Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Tel. : 

21712. 

Chairman : W. Carr, Queen's Hall, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. 

Vice-Chairman : W. B. Thompson, 4, Palladium Buildings, Eastbourne Road, Middlesbrough. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : F. J. Jordan, 147, Northumberland Street, Newcastle. 
Treasurer : S. Bamford, 9, Eldon Square, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Secretary : Alfred Smith, F:C.I.S., Grainger Chambers, 104, Grainger Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Trustees : W. S. Gibson, 4, Palladium Buildings, Eastbourne Road, Middlesbrough ; W. Carr, 
J. H. Dawe, Tavistock House, Dunholme Road, Newcastle, 4. 

Committee : William Carr, F. J. Jordan, W. B. lhompson, The Hon. W. Westwood, 147/149, North- 
umberland Street, Newcastle ; S. Bamford, Alfred Smith, F.C.I.S. ; W. S. Gibson, J. H. Dawe, 
C. Chipchase, F.C.A., " Lathbury," Cotherstone, Barnard's Castle, Co. Durham; E. J. Hinge, 
147/149, Northumberland Street, Newcastle; F. W. Morrison, " Greenbank," Dunston Hill, 
Dunston-on-Tyne ; T. F. Massicks, Smelts Theatres, Ltd., 125, Westgate Road, Newcastle ; 
A. Buglass, Bensham P.H., Bensham, Gateshead ; Carter Crowe, 52, Stowell Street, Newcastle ; 
J.'t. Sharpies, 12, Westwood Gardens, Newcastle, 3 ; E. R. Eadie, R. Gilbertson, Royalty Cinema, 
Gosforth, Newcastle ; L. Lewis, B. Renwick, Bamboro Electric Theatre, Byker, Newcastle-on- 



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Tyne ; J. S. Snell, 147/149, Northumberland Street, Newcastle; T. H. Scott, Queen's Hall, 
Hexham, Northumberland ; Sol. Sheckman, 42, Westgate Road, Newcastle ; D. Turnbull, Havelock 
Chambers, Fawcett Street, Sunderland ; R. C. S. Wilmot, Odeon, Newcastle. 
Delegates : W. Carr; C. Chipchase, W. S. Gibson, E. J. Hinge, F. J. Jordan, F. W. Morrison, T. F. 
Massicks, Hon. W. Westwood. 



NORTHERN IRELAND BRANCH — ia, Adelaide St., Donegall Square South, Belfast. Tel. : Belfast 
27558-9. 

Chairman : L. Hyman, J. P., 6, Howard St. South, Belfast. 
Vice-Chairman : Major G. Lodge, M.B.E., Imperial, Cornmarket, Belfast. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : B. K. McGuigan, 29, Donegall St., Belfast. 
Treasurer : Stanley Bass, Whitehall Buildings, 13, Ann St., Belfast. 
Secretary : R. J. Frizzell, ia, Adelaide St., Donegall Square South, Belfast. 

Trustees : P Murray Bass, Whitehall Buildings, Ann St., Belfast ; B. K. McGuigan, 29, Donegall 

St., Belfast ; T. J. Furey, 133, Royal Avenue, Belfast. 
Committee : L. Hyman, Major G. Lodge, M.B.E. ; B. K. McGuigan, S. Bass, F. Pounds, Whitehall 

Buildings, Ann St., Belfast ; H. Wilton, James Curran, Capitol Cinema, Belfast ; T. J. Furey, 

R. J. Frizzell, N. A. Donaghy, D. Finney, J. A. McMurray. 
Delegates : L. Hyman, Major G. Lodge, M.B.E. ; R. J. Frizzell. 



NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH— Plaza Cinema, 128, Cleethoroes Rd., Grimsby. Tel. : Grimsby 
3131- 

Chairman : T. Dawson Bell, Theatre Royal, Cleethorpes. 
Vice-Chairman : G. R. Holton. 
Treasurer : R. B Jones, Globe Cinema, Grimsby. 
Secretary : Coun. Charles Clow, Plaza Cinema, Grimsby. 
Trustees : T. D. Bell, Capt. R. C. Freeman, G. R. Holton. 

Committee : T. D. Bell, J. Edmundson, R. B. Jones, A. Blank, Majestic Cinema, Scunthorpe ; G. R. 

Holton, Coun. Charles Clow, H. C. Burrage, E. Marwood, Rex, Grimsby. 
Delegate : T. D. Bell. 



NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE BRANCH— 17, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Tel.: Stoke 
on-Trent 29591. 

Chairman: F. V. Chambers, Roxy Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 
Vice-Chairman : J. C. Barrington, The Palace, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 
Treasurer : L. Myatt, The Alhambra, Normacot, Stoke-on-Trent. 
Secretary : T. A. Grant, A.C.A., 17, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Trustees : Coun. G. L. Barber, The Regent, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ; E. Sillito, Roxy Cinema, 
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ; J. C. Barrington. 

Committee : Coun. G. L. Barber, E. Sillito, J. C. Barrington, J. M. Yardley, The Odeon, Hanley, 
Stoke-on-Trent ; J. Baxter, The Empire, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ; J. S. Livingstone, Victoria, 
Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent ; E. H. Griffiths, Sandonia Cinema, Stafford ; L. Fletcher, Savoy Cinema, 
Garrick Street, Wolverhampton ; E. H. Whittell, Roxy Cinema, Newcastle, Staffs. ; D. W'lde, 
Rex Cinema, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent ; R. C. Baker, Regent Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ; 
J. R. Williams, Palace Cinema, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ; W. D. Casstles, The Regal Cinema, 
Congleton, Cheshire ; R. Roberts, Ritz Cinema, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ; J. Pilkington, Palace 
Cinema, Leek, Staffs. ; J. Morgan, Rex, Newcastle, Staffs. 

Delegates : F. V. Chambers, J. S. Livingstone. 



NORTH WESTERN BRANCH— Lloyds Bank Buildings, n-13, Victoria St., Liverpool 2. Tel.: 
Central 7931. 

Chairman : R. H. Godfrey, Empress Cinema, Runcorn, Cheshire. 

Vice-Chairman : J. F. Wood, Jnr., Plaza, Birkenhead. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : W. J. Speakman, 126, Bold Street, Liverpool. 

Treasurer : S. Dallow, A.C.A., Lloyds Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria St., Liverpool 2. 

Secretary : G. Dudley West, F.C.A., Lloyds Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria St., Liverpool, 2. 

Trustees : P. M. Hanmer, 51a, Rodney St., Liverpool 1 ; J. R. Saronie, Scala Cinema, Prestatyn 
N. Wales ; W. J. Speakman. 

Committee : W. J. Speakman, R. H. Godfrey, Llewellyn Edwards, S. Dallow, G. Dudley West, 
R. H. Allen, Empress Cinema, Runcorn ; C. Burns, Gem P. H., Vescock St., Liverpool 15 ; N. Craig, 
3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament St., Liverpool 8 ; H; J. Crowther, Savoy Cinema, Argyle, 
St., Birkenhead ; L. B. Fancourt, Odeon Theatres Ltd., 2, Mount St., Albert Square, Manchester 2; 
A. Gregory, Carlton Cinema, Green Lane, Tuebrook, Liverpool 13 ; H. Griffiths, Capitol Cinema, 
Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire; W. Howarth, Odeon Theatre, Crosby Rd. North, Waterloo, Liverpool 8 ; 
P. M. Hanmer, A. Keen, 3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament St., Liverpool 8 ; W. J. McAree 
Plaza Cinema, Borough Road, Birkenhead ; W. Prescott, Savoy Cinema, Bridge St., St. Helens, 
Lanes ; R. P. Rutherford, Queens P.H., Poulton Rd., Wallasey ; J. B. Robinson, Commodore 
Cinema, Stanley Rd., Liverpool 20 ; J. R. Saronie, F. W. Stollard, Forum Cinema, Lime St., 
Liverpool 2 ; N. Sned, Odeon, London Road, Liverpool ; J. F. Wood, Jnr., Plaza Cinema, Borough 
Road, Birkenhead ; G. James, Ritz Cinema, Warrington ; O. E. Fairbrother, Ritz Cinema, 
Claughton Road, Birkenhead ; N. K. Dawes, Ritz Cinema, Claughton Road, Birkenhead. 

Delegates : W. J. Speakman, R. H. Godfrey, Llewellyn Edwards, R. P. Rutherford, L. B. Fancourt, 
J. F. Wood, Jnr., G. Dudley West. 



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NOTTS AND DERBY BRANCH— General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Tel. 
Nottingham 44584. 

Chairman : Cyril Shapeero, Burton Buildings, Parliament Street, Nottingham. 
Vice-Chairman : J. E. Harmston, The Imperial, Wilford Road, Nottingham. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : R. J. Black, The Boulevard Theatre, Radford Road, Nottingham. 
Treasurer : E. C. Morris, Scala Theatre, Market Street, Nottingham. 

Secretary : Ralph F. Prior, A.C.A., A.S.A.A., General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. 
Trustees : J. Pollard, J. P., 6, White Hart Street, Mansfield ; F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A., General Buildings, 

Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham ; J. Langham Brown, The Empire, Long Eaton. 
Committee : C. Shapeero, J. E. Harmston, R. J. Black, E. C. Morris, Mrs. Austen-Read, S. A. Black, 

H. C. Burrage, W. Brock, F. H. Brailsford, ). Langham Brown, A. E. Crabbe, J. Drew, H. Elton, 

E. Mitchell, F.C.A. ; J. S. F. Minton, F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A. ; J. Pollard, J. P. ; J. A. Rogers, A. C. 

Swift, I. Shapeero, J. A. B. Short, F. E. WiUiams, G. Whitfield, L. Wilkinson. 
Delegates : J. Pollard, J. P. ; H. Elton, F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A. ; J. Drew. 



PORTSMOUTH AND ISLE OF WIGHT BRANCH— 75, West St., Fareham, Hants. Tel. : Fareham 
3056. 

Chairman : James Holland, Shaftesbury, Portsmouth. 

Vice-Chairman : W. Elliot, Maiestic, Portsmouth. 

Treasurer : F. B. B. Blake, The Empire, HavanL 

Secretary : A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., 75, West St., Fareham, Hants. 

Trustees : J. Holland, W. Elliot, P. J. Milsom, Theatre Royal, Ryde, Isle of Wight. 

Committee : James Holland, W. Elliot, F. B. B. Blake, A. Daniels, A. Levison, Forum, Portsmouth ; 
P. J. Milsom, E. R. Latham, Medina, Newport, Isle of Wight ; P. Reed, Odeon Cinema, North End 
Portsmouth ; W. Moffat, Plaza, Southsea ; H. Morland, Alexandra, Aldershot ; A. Lovely, Odeon 
Southsea. 

Delegate : F. B. B. Blake. 



SCOTTISH BRANCH— Gordon Chambers, 90, Mitchell St., Glasgow, C.i. Tel. : Central 8433. 
Chairman : George Singleton, Cosmo Cinema, Rose Street, Glasgow. 
Vice-Chairman : L. F. Priest, Royal Cinema, Bathgate. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : George Urie Scott, 181, West Regent Street, Glasgow. 
Treasurer : H. J. Green, J. P., Playhouse Buildings, Renfrew Street, Glasgow. 
Secretary : John R. Turner, C.A., 90, Mitchell Street, Glasgow. 

Trustees: R. V. Singleton, Cosmo Cinema, Rose Street, Glasgow; Dr. James Welsh, 1, Enfield 
Avenue, Glasgow ; A. S. Albin, 25, Viewforth, Edinburgh. 

Committee : George Singleton, L. F. Priest, George Urie Scott, H. J. Green, J. R. Turner, K. M. Dunn, 
J. Hamson, G. Campbell, A. Simmons, D. Heughan, J. Stafford Poole, J. McLaughlin, D. McGee, 
C. Grey, J. Patrick Jeffrey, 230, Union Street, Aberdeen. 

Delegates : G. Singleton, J. Wallace, Ardnell, St. Meddans Street, Troon ; G. Kemp, La Scala, 
Saltcoats ; H. J. Green, G. Tavlor, Partick P. H. Merkland St., Glasgow ; G. U. Scott, R. McLaughlin, 
5, Coates Place, Edinburgh ; W. Albin, State Cinema, Leith ; Dr. J. Welsh, Miss M. F. Mcintosh, 
Princess Theatre, Hawkhill, Dundee ; J. Patrick Jeffrey, J. J. Dunbar, Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh. 



SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— Hoole's Chambers, 47, Bank Street, Sheffield 1. Tel. 
Sheffield 25907. 

Chairman : D. Dudley Craig, A.C.A., A.S.A.A., 3, Hartshead, Sheffield 1. 
Vice-Chairman : H. Brocklesby, Holywell Lane, Conisbro', Nr. Rotherham. 
Immediate Past-Chairman : P. Toothill, F.S.A.A., 11, Figtree Lane, Sheffield. 
Treasurer : A. G. Smeeton, F.C.A. , 4, Howard Street, Sheffield. 
Secretary : Arnold R. Favell, A.S.A.A., 47, Bank Street, Sheffield 1. 

Trustees : S. Kirkham, M.B.E., 269, Dobcroft Road, Sheffield ; L. Shaw, Sheffield Picture Palace, 
Union Street, Sheffield ; E. C. Clayton, 70, The Moor, Sheffield. 

Committee : D. D. Craig, A.C.A., A.S.A.A.,; L. Shaw, A. Snape, 69, Tom Lane, Sheffield ; C. Phoenix, 
Phoenix Theatre, Sheffield ; J. W. Keeton, 572, City Road, Sheffield ; W. U. Farmer, 119, Holm- 
hurst Road, Sheffield ; E. A. Walch, 16, Cobnor Road, Sheffield ; S. Kirkham, M.B.E. ; S. Goffin, 
68, Sheldon Road, Sheffield ; A. G. Smeeton, A.C.A. ; P. H. Blaskey, Heeley Coliseum, London 
Road, Sheffield ; Coun. H. Oliver, The Adelphi, Sheffield ; G. W. Reddish, Sheffield News Theatre. 
Fitzalan Square, Sheffield ; R. G. Mason, The Gaumont, Barkers Pool, Sheffield ; R. L. Lawrence 
The Regal Cinema, Staniforth Road, Sheffield ; J. T. Dobson, 461, Abbey Lane, Sheffield ; F. S. 
Neale, Unity Picture Palace, Langsett Road, Sheffield ; R. S. Winstanley, New Palace Cinema, 
Dalton Brook ; T. W. Ward, 53, Hurlfield Road, Sheffield ; H. A. Wadsworth, Winocbank Picture 
Palace, Sheffield ; J. P. Hunter, 84, Crimicar Lane, Sheffield ; Coun. H. S. Gent, E. C. Clayton 
T. Pickles, 61, Hastings Road, Sheffield ; J. Pickles, 26. Folds Lane, Sheffield ; P. Toothill, F.S.A.A. 
H. Brocklesby, H. Middleton, A.C.A. ; Miss E. Swindin. 

Delegates : D. Dudley Craig, Coun. H. S. Gent, 12, Kenbourne Road, Sheffield 7 ; H. Brocklesby. 



SOUTH AND EAST LANCS DISTRICT BRANCH — 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market 

Street, Manchester 4. Tel.: Blackfriars 5758. 
Chairman : J. Mather, La Scala, Bury. 
Vice-Chairman : W. Simpson, Gaumont, Manchester. 



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Immediate PaSt-ChaIrmaN : H. Hoyle, Empire Cinema, Haslingden, Lanes. 
Treasurer : Arthur Peel, Majestic Cinema, Nelson. 

Secretary : Chas. Littler, 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market Street, Manchester. 
Trustees : J. Mather, H. Hoyle, J. Brearley, 97, Bridge Street, Manchester. 

Committee : J. Mather, "W. Simpson, H. Hoyle, Arthur Peel, Chas. Littler, W. W. Lloyd, Savoy 
Cinema, Oldham ; J. Brearley, Coun. J. C. Whitaker, Empire Cinema, Oswaldtwistle ; H. Smith, 
Queers Cinema,, Hollinwood ; J. C. Wooley, Coun. W. Woolstencroft, Hippodrome, Leigh, Lanes.; W. 
Rodgers, J. Killeya. 

Delegates : Coun. J. C. Whitaker, Coun. W. Woolstencroft, J. Mather, H. Hoyle, W. Simpson. 



SOUTHERN MIDLANDS BRANCH— Central Cinema, Cheshunt, Herts. Tel; : Waltham Cross 2250. 
Chairman : Theo. H. Fligelstone, Ascot House, 52, Dean Street, London, W.i. 
Vice-Chairman : R. Chetham, Plaza Cinema, Bedford. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : H. D. Pascoe, 55, Abington Street, Northampton. 
Treasurer : R. Chetham. 

Secretary : E. J. Carpenter, Central Cinema, Cheshunt, Herts. 

Trustees : W. Southan Morris, 1/5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i ; Coun. L. Salmons, Sunnyside, 

Newport Pagnell, Bucks. ; H. D. Pascoe. 
Committee : Theo. H. Fligelstone, R. Chetham, E. J. Carpenter, D. Pascoe, Ccun. N. A. Ayres, 

Astoria Cinema, Baldock, Herts. ; R. H. Dewes, Col. S. K. Lewis, D. C. Walls, Mark Sheckmanj 

J. Chetham, G. Watts, J. Bancroft. 
Delegates : R. Chetham, H. D. Pascoe, Coun. N. A. Ayres. 



SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE BRANCH— 3, Park Place, Cardiff. Tel.: Cardiff 729. 

Chairman : Peter Norman Wright, Lyceum Theatre, Newport, Mon. 

Vice-Chairman : C. R. Hedge, 150, Windsor Road, Neath. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Wyndham Lewis, 2, St. Andrews Place, Cardiff. 

Hon. Treasurer : A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., 12, Museum Place, Cardiff. 

Secretary : W. J. Fooks, F.S.A.A., 3, Park Place, Cardiff. 

Trustees : W. Berriman, Mount Pleasant, Maesycoed, Pontypridd ; F. A. Cam, 24, Charles Street, 
Cardiff ; R. Dooner, 2, Office Road, Maesteg. 

Committee : Peter Norman Wright, C. R. Hedge, Wyndham Lewis, A. B. Watts, W. J. Fooks, 
W. Berriman, F. A. Cam, R. Dooner, C. Isaacs, 2, Southcourt Road, Cardiff ; J. Morgan, Workmen's 
Hall, Gilfach Goch ; H. Jones, Welfare Hall, Glyn Neath ; T. E. Merrells, 19, Kenilworth House, 
Westgate Street, Cardiff; A. Morgan, n, Lower Waun Street, Blaenavon ; L. Denton, Capitol 
Cinema, Queen Street, Cardiff ; A. J. Withers, 17, Park Place, Cardiff. West Wales Repre- 
sentatives : D. L. Hancock, Lodge Cinema, Briton Ferry ; Chris. Evans, Capitol Cinema, Cross 
Hands ; Tom Lewis, Workmen's. Hall, Garnant ; W. J. Morris, Capitol Cinema, Ystalyfera. 

Delegates : Peter Norman Wright, C. R. Hedge, Wyndham Lewis, A. B. Watts, W. Berriman, 
A. Jackson Withers. 



SUSSEX BRANCH— 75, West Street, Fareham, Hants. Tel. : Fareham 3056. 
Chairman : Harry Jacobs, Curzon, Brighton. 
Vice-Chairman : S. Sackier. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : R. H. Ainsworth, Regent Theatre, Brighton. 
Treasurer : R. Briggs, 2, Paddock Terrace, Lewes, Sussex. 
Secretary : A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., 75, West Street, Fareham, Hants. 
Trustees : A. R. Gordon, R. E. Richards, F. C. Maplesden. 

Committee : H. Jacobs, S. Sackier, R. H. Ainsworth, R. Briggs, A. Daniels, F. C. Maplesden, R. E. 
Richards, Picturedrome, Eastbourne ; E. Thompson, Rothbury Cinema, Portslade ; S. Mills, 
Astoria, Brighton ; S. Glenn, A. J. Sadler, Astoria, Brighton ; G. V. Jelley, E. Barry, G. E. Greaves. 

Delegates : R. E. Richards, S. Mills. 



WEST LANCASHIRE BRANCH— 75. Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness. Tel. : Barrow-in-Furness 429. 
Chairman : Coun. Henry Simpson, The Homestead, Kilner Park, Ulverston, Lanes. 
Vice-Chairman : J. H. Clegg, Blackpool Tower Co. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : James Atroy, Picturedrome, Church Street, Lancaster. 
Treasurer : F. Fennel, Imperial Picture Palace, Dickson Road, Blackpool. 
Secretary : J. F. Dobson, F.C.I.S., 75, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness. 
Trustees : Henry Simpson, James Atroy, F. Fennel. 

Committee : Henry Simpson, J. H. Clegg, J. Atroy, F. Fennel, J. F. Dobson, G. Coombes, J. F. 
Saunders, Odeon Theatre, Euston Road, Morecambe; E. H. Chant. L. B. Fancourt, W. Cartlidge, 
E. Angers, Palladium, Church Street, Preston ; R. C. Taylor, E. Salmon, H. F. Warburton. 

Delegates : H. Simpson, J. F. Dobson. 



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The Kinematograph Renters' Society Ltd. 

30, OLD COMPTON STREET, W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 4383-90. 



PRESIDENT : 
D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E. 

HON. TREASURER : 
F. W. Baker. 

SECRETARY : 
Frank Hill, M.V.O., F.C.I.S. 

COUNCIL. 

Associated British Film Distributors, Paramount Film Service, Ltd. 

Ltd. Pathe Pictures, Ltd. 

British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. 

Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Co. 
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ltd. Ltd. 

General Film Distributors, Ltd. United Artists Corporation, Ltd. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd. Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. 



SOLICITOR. 

Hugh V. Harraway, 2, Field Court, Gray's Inn, W.C.I. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 

LONDON. 



Associated British Film Distributors, 
British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. 
Columbia Pictures Corporation. Ltd. 
General Film Distributors, Ltd. 
International Film Renters, Ltd. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd. 
National Screen Service, Ltd. 



Mancunian Film Corp. Ltd. 



Ltd. Paramount Film Service, Ltd. 

Pathe Pictures, Ltd. 
Renown Pictures Corp. Ltd. 
RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. 
Sherwood Films, Ltd. 
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Co. 
United Artists Corporation, Ltd. 
Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. 

MANCHESTER 



Ltd. 



PROVINCIAL CENTRES. 



Glasgow. — Centred at 173, St. Vincent Street. (Secretary, A. Levy.) 

Duplin. — Centred at 34, Lower Abbey Street. (Secretaries, Taylor, Son and Robinson. 



OBJECTS. 

(a) To promote and protect in every possible legal manner the interests, 
financial welfare and success of the kinematograph film-renting trade, and to 
devise means to promote co-operation amongst those engaged in the kine- 
matograph industry for the protection of their mutual interests. 

(b) To watch and keep records for reference and comparison of all matters 
in any way affecting the kinematograph industry and of all developments 
thereof, and by the united opinion and experiences of the members of the 
Society to decide upon and initiate and support proper methods for dealing 
with any contingency affecting the kinematograph trade or the members of 
the Society that may arise. 

(c) To procure information for members of the Society as to the standing 
and responsibility of parties with whom they propose to transact business. 

(d) To give legal advice to members of the Society. 

{e) To promote, organise and carry on such charitable institution work of 
funds and for such purposes as shall be thought fit. 



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British Film Producers' Association. 

49, Mount Street, W.l. Tel. : Regent 0313-4-5-6-7. 
Grams. : Brifpax Audley, London. 



PRESIDENT : 

J. Arthur Rank, D.L., J. P. 

Executive Council and Nominated Representatives : 
Alliance Film Studios, Ltd. (James A. Carter, alternate A. R. Shipman) 
Anthony Kimmins Productions, Ltd. (Anthony Kimmins). 
Archers Film Productions, Ltd., The (Emeric Pressburger, alternate 
Michael Powell). 

Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd. (Sir Philip Warter, 

alternate Robert Clark). 
British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. (Sir A. W. Jarratt, alternate Sidney 

Myers) . 

British Lion Production Assets, Ltd. (Hugh Quennell, alternate A. J. 
Mitchell). 

British Lion Studio Co. Ltd. (H. G. Boxall, alternate G. Blattner). 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. (Francis W. Baker). 
Cineguild, Ltd. (Anthony Havelock- Allan, alternate Ronald Neame). 
Constellation Films, Ltd. (Anthony Havelock- Allan). 
D. & P. Studios, Ltd. (Pinewood), (Spencer M. Reis, alternate Lord Grantley). 
Ealing Studios, Ltd. (R. P. Baker, alternate Sir Michael Balcon). 
Elstree Studios, Ltd. (Robert Clark, alternate Alex Boyd). 
Excelsior Film Productions, Ltd. (Marcel Hellman, alternate Alan 
Hawes) . 

Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. (Sydney Box, alternate A. W. 
Robinson) . 

Imperadio Pictures, Ltd. (George Maynard, alternate H. Russell Gribbell). 
Independent Producers, Ltd. (George Archibald, alternate Tom White). 
Independent Sovereign Films, Ltd. (N. A. Bronsten). 
Individual Pictures, Ltd. (Sidney Gilliat, alternate Frank Launder). 
John Corfield Productions, Ltd. (John Corfield, alternate David Edwards). 
London Film Productions, Ltd. (Sir Alexander Korda, alternate H. G. 
Boxall). 

Nettlefold Studios, Ltd. (E. G. Roy). 

Ortus Films, Ltd. (John Sutro, alternate Robert Hall). 

Pascal Film Productions, Ltd. (Lord Grantley, alternate Gabriel Pascal). 
Production Facilities (Films) Ltd. (John Davis, alternate Edwin A. 
Davis). 

Shepperton Productions, Ltd. (Sir David Cunynghame). 

Two Cities Films, Ltd. (Josef Somlo, alternate Earl St. John). 

Welwyn Studios, Ltd. (Warwick Ward, alternate J. Wallis). 

Wessex Film Productions, Ltd. (Ian Dalrymple, alternate Derek Twist). 

DIRECTOR-GENERAL : 
Sir Henry L. French, G.B.E., K.C.B. 

GENERAL SECRETARY : 
E. W. Wingrove, F.C.I.S. 

ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

Producing Companies : 

Anthony Kimmins Productions, Ltd., 146, Piccadilly, London, W.l 
Mayfair 8272. 



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Archers Film Productions, Ltd., The, 146, Piccadilly, W.l. Mayfair 8272. 
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, W.l . 
Gerrard 7887. 

British Lion Production Assets, Ltd., 76-78, Wardour Street, W.l. 
Gerrard 8676. 

British National Films, Ltd., National Studios, Boreham Wood, Elstree, 

Herts. Elstree 1644. 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd., 175, Wardour Street, W.l. Gerrard 7282. 
Cineguild, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Iver 700. 
Constellation Films, Ltd., 5, Hanover Street, W.l. Mayfair 1768. 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, W.5. Ealing 6761. 
Excelsior Film Productions, Ltd., 4, Tilney Street, Park Lane, W.l. 
Grosvenor 2446. 

Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd., Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, 

W.12. Shepherd's Bush 1210. 
Imperadio Pictures, Ltd., Flat A, 128, Mount Street, W.l. Grosvenor 1693. 
Independent Sovereign Films, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Iver 700. 

Individual Pictures, Ltd., Empire House, 117-9, Regent Street, W.l. 
Regent 0621. 

John Corfield Productions, Ltd., Panton House, 25, Haymarket, S.W.I. 
Abbey 6044. 

London Film Productions, Ltd., 146, Piccadilly, W.l. Mayfair 8272. 
Ortus Films, Ltd., Piccadilly House, Jermyn Street, S.W.I. Regent 4724. 
Pascal Film Productions, Ltd., Mumfords Farm, Chalfont St. Peters, 

Bucks. Gerrards Cross 3613. 
Pinewood Films, Ltd., Empire House, 117-9, Regent Street, W.l. 

Regent 0621. 

Shepperton Productions, Ltd., 146, Piccadilly, W.l. Mayfair 8272. 
Two Cities Films, Ltd., 15, Hanover Square, W.l. Mayfair 9242. 
Wessex Film Productions, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Iver 700. 

Studios. 

Alliance Film Studios, Ltd., Crisp Road, Hammersmith W.6. Riverside 
3012. 

British Lion Studio Co., Ltd., Shepperton Studios, Littleton Park, Shepper- 
ton, Middx. Chertsey 2211. 

D. & P. Studios, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Iver 700. 

Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, London, W.5. Ealing 6761. 

Elstree Studios, Ltd., A.B.P.C. Studios, Shenley Road, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Elstree 1600. 

Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd., Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, 
W.12. Shepherd's Bush 1210. 

Nettlefold Studios, Ltd., The Croft, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, 
Surrey. Walton-on-Thames 2414. 

Production Facilities (Films), Ltd., 5, Upper Berkeley Street, W.l. 
Paddington 1221. 

Welwyn Studios, Ltd., A.B.P.C, Studios, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. 
Welwyn 3241. 

Other Members : 

British Lion Film Corp., Ltd., 76-8, Wardour St., W.l. Gerrard 8676. 
Production Facilities (Films), Ltd., 5, Upper Berkeley Street,W.l. 
Paddington 1221. 

OBJECTS. 

(a) To protect and assist its Members in all ways affecting them as Film 
Producers and/or Film Studio Owners. 

(b) To enter into agreements and/or undertaking on their behalf. 



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(c) To appoint individuals to represent them and/or the Film Production 
Industry on Councils, Committees, Deputations, Panels and other bodies. 

(d) To regulate the inter-relationship between Members of the Association. 

(e) To provide for the consideration and settlement of all matters affecting 
the Film Production Industry that may arise. 

(/) To promote the interests and advancement of the British Film Production 
Industry^ in Great Britain and overseas. 

(g) To do all such other lawful things as may be incidental to the carrying 
out of the above objects. 

The Association has also instituted a scheme for the Registration of Film 
Titles for the mutual information and protection of its members, and, 
further, acts as agent on behalf of the Board of Trade for the issue of rationed 
clothing and other material to film studios. 

Membership of the Association shall be open to Persons, Associations, Groups 
and Companies who are — 

(a) British Film Producers, British Film Studio Owners, or British Film 
Laboratories. 

(b) Other Film Producers, Studio Owners or Film Laboratories operating 
through a Company or Companies registered in Great Britain under the 
Companies Acts. 

(c) Associations or Groups, representing Sectional Interests within the Film 
Production Industry. 

(d) Independent persons appointed at the discretion of the Executive Council 
of the Association to be Honorary Members of, or to hold office in, the 
Association. 



ARMY KINEMA 
CORPORATION. 

36, Dover St., London, W.l. Tel.: 
Regent 8070. Grams : Aykacor, 
Piccy, London. 

President of Council : Lieut. -Gen. 
Sir Sidney Kirkman, K.B.E., C.B., 
M.C. (Ouarter-master-General). 

Board of Management. 
Chairman : Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. 

Vice-Chairman : Rt. Hon. Sir Walter 
Womersley, Bt., P.C., J.P. 

Civil Member : Colonel L. H . 
Gluckstein, K.C. 

Military Members : The Deputy 
Quartermaster - General ; The 
Director of Army Education ; 
The Director of Military Training. 

General Manager : Brig. N. M. 
Carstairs, C.B.E. (Ret.). 

Deputy General Manager (U.K. and Europe): 
Lt.-Col. A. Key, O.B.E. 



Deputy General Manager (Overseas) : G. N. 
Segal. 

Deputy General Manager (Production) : 
A. F. Jackman. 

Chief Accountant and Secretary to Council 
and Board of Management: G. S. M. 
Brand, C.A. 

Equipment Manager : W. C. Crawford. 

Distribution Manager : L. S. Baker. 

Entertainment Manager : B. E. Wallis. 

Objects : r. To produce and exhibit or arrange 
for the production and exhibition in all parts 
of the world of such cinematograph films as 
may be calculated to assist in the training or 
to promote the efficiency of members of His 
Majesty's military forces. 

2. To arrange through the cinema industry for 
the exhibition of and to exhibit in all parts of 
the world cinematograph films for the enter- 
tainment of members of His Majesty's military 
forces and their relatives and friends and, so 
far as may be expedient in connection there- 
with, for the entertainment also of members 
and the relatives and friends of members of 
His Majesty's naval or air forces or of any 
nursing or' other auxiliary service of His 
Majesty's naval or air forces or of any cadet 
force, training corps or other body having as 
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membership of His Majesty's naval or air 
forces or any nursing or auxiliary service 
thereof, and also for British Government 
employees serving under United Nations 
Organisations in ex-enemy territories. 

3. To utilise the facilities and services of the 
Corporation (so far as may be convenient and 
without prejudice to the attainment of the 
foregoing objects) for the production or 
exhibition of training or educational cine- 
matograph films for any Government Depart- 
ment or to enter into any arrangement with 
any person (including any corporation or 
association) that may seem to the Board of 
Management to be conducive to the objects 
of the Corporation. 

THE ASSOCIATION OF CINE 
AND ALLIED TECHNICIANS. 

2, Soho Sq., London, W.l. Tel. 
Gerrard 8506-8. 

President : The Hen. Anthony 
Asquith. 

Vice-Presidents : C. J. F. Wheeler, 
Thorold Dickinson, Ralph Bond, 
F. Fuller, Kenneth Gordon. 

Hon. Treasurer : J. C. Rogerson. 

Trustees : Geoffrey Bell, Basil 
Wright. 

General Secretary : George H. 
Elvin, F.C.I. S. 

Organisers: H. Craik, H. T. 
Middleton, Mrs. B. Bond. 

Objects and Activities : Catering for film 
technicians and other employees of all depart- 
ments and grades, including the following :— 
Directors, Associate Producers, Screen- 
writers, Camera, Sound, Editing and Cutting 
Art, Still, Floor and Production Staff, 
Scenario, Publicity, Laboratory, B.B.C. and 
Television, Newsreel, Raw Stock Manufacture, 
Still Strips, Animation and Cartoon. 

Affiliated to the Trades Union Congress and the 
Labour Party. Negotiation on behalf of 
members in all matters pertaining to salaries, 
hours, and other conditions of employment. 

Establishment and maintenance of Professional 
Status. 

Employment Bureau with accurate records of 
disengaged technicians of all departments and 
grades, licensed annually by the L.C.C. 

Consultation with Authorities on employment 
of foreign technicians. 

Publication of The Cine Technician (six issues 
per annum). 

Educational Facilities, including Lectures and 
Film Shows. 

Social Activities, co-operation with kindred 
organisations in Great Britain and abroad. 



ASSOCIATED FILM CARRIERS 
OF GREAT BRITAIN. 

82, Victoria St., London, S.W.I . Tel. : 
Victoria 5069. 

President : A. G. Dolphin. 

Vice-President : A. H. Middleton. 

Secretary : G. Dickinson, F.L.A.A. 

Hon. Treasurer : H. W. Richards. 

Objects : To promote, protect and develop 
the general interests of the film transport 
industry and persons and bodies engaged in, 
or concerned with, the supply and transport 
of cinematograph films and accessories by 
road. 

ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALISED 
FILM PRODUCERS, LTD. 

3, Portman Chambers, 7-9, Baker St., 
W.l. Tel. : Welbeck 5711. Grams: 
Shornl. Wesdo. London. 

Hon. President : H. Br^ce Woolfe. 

Chairman : F. A. Hoare. 

Vice-Chairman : Edgar Anstey. 

Secretary : Laurence G. Parker, 
M.A., LL.B. 

Objects : Formed as an official body to represent 
all branches of the specialised film production 
industry. Advises and consults with Govern- 
ment Departments, other trade associations, 
etc., on all matters relating to specialised 
films — advertising, industrial, scientific, docu- 
mentary, propaganda, instructional, and also 
entertainment. 

Negotiations with trade unions for labour 
agreements covering rates of pay and con- 
ditions of employment and for the settlement 
of disputes. 

The Association comprises the following sections: 

(a) 35mm. Production ; 

(b) 1 6mm. Production ; 

(c) Cartoon, Diagram and Film Strip Pro- 
duction ; 

(d) Studio, Equipment and Allied Facilities; 

(e) The Screen Advertising Group. 



THE ASSOCIATION OF 
THEATRE ORGANISTS. 

195, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent. 
Tel. : Dartford 2739. 

Chairman : John Madin. 

Secretary : Edward G. Harris. 

Executive Committee : Sydney 
Gustard, Henry Croudson, 
Reginald New, Rudy Lewis, Charles 
Smitton. 



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THE BRITISH ACTORS' 
EQUITY ASSOCIATION. 

(Affiliated to the Trades Union 
Congress. Registered No. 1973t.) 

Imperial Bldgs., 56, Kingsway, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Chancery 
6924 ; Grams. : Britequity West- 
cent, London, 

President : Leslie Banks. 

Vice - Presidents : Lewis Casson, 
Honor Blair. 

General Secretary : Gordon 
Sandison. 

Council : Peggy Ashcroft, Felix Aylmer> 
Wilfred Babbage, Leslie Banks, Bruce 
Belfrage, Honor Blair, Laidman Browne, 
Hugh Burden, Patricia Burke, Lewis Casson, 
John Clements, Robert Donat, Edith Evans, 
Joy Fayre, Gerald FitzGerald, William Fox, 
Alec Guinness, Jack Hobbs, Ivor Ingham, 
Martin Lawrence, Frank Lawton, Beatrix 
Lehmann, Frederick Leister, Herbert Marshall, 
Clifford Mollison, Laurence Olivier, Nigel 
Patrick, Basil Radford, Victor Ranger, 
Grace Rattray, Margaret Rawlings, 
Margaretta Scott, Athene Seyler, Robert 
Speaight, Reginald Tate, Sybil Thorndike, 
Peggy Van Praagh, Harold Warrender, 
Emlyn Williams, Gladys Young. 

BRITISH AMATEUR 
CINEMATOGRAPH ERS 
CENTRAL COUNCIL. 

164, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 1642. 
Chairman : Oliver Bell, M.A., J. P. 

(British Film Institute) . 
Hon. Secretary : L. M. Froude, 
F.C.A. (Institute of Amateur Cine- 
matographers) . 
Membership : The Council consists of representa- 
tives from amateur Cinematographic bodies 
having amateur interests, including the 
following : — 

Royal Photographic Society. 
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers. 
Federation of Cinematograph Societies. 
"Amateur Cine World." 
Scientific Film Association. 
British Film Institute. 
Scottish Film Council. » 
Objects : To effect co-ordination on matters 
affecting Amateur Cinematography, par- 
ticularly in regard to Competitions, both 
National and International. 
To decide the best amateur films of the year by 
either making selections in the awards of 
existing amateur competitions or organising 
special competitions. 
To act as the official body representing Great 
Britain in international competitions for 
amateur films and in international amateur 
film matters. 
To consider any matters that may be referred 
to it by constituent organisations and make 
recommendations thereon. 



The Council is the representative body for 
Great Britain in the Union Internationale du 
Cinema d'Amateur. 



BRITISH BOARD OF 
FILM CENSORS. 

133-135, Oxford Street, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 6121. 

President : Sir Sidney W. Harris, 
C.B., C.V.O. 

Secretary : A. T. L. Watkins. 



BRITISH DOCUMENTARY. 

9, Great Chapel Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1958 and 8395. (Tem- 
porary Address). 

Chairman : Sinclair Road. 

Treasurer : E. P. Moyna. 

Secretary : Sylvia Shaw. 

Objects : To develop — 

1. The technical and artistic quality, and the 
social and cultural value of documentary 
films. 

2. The freedom of expression and the moral and 
artistic responsibility of documentary film 
workers. 

3. Proper financial conditions for the production 
and distribution of documentary films. (This 
does not mean technicians' rates and working 
conditions, which are and must remain the 
province of the appropriate Trade Unions). 

4. Adequate distribution for every subject 
which is produced. 

5. International co-operation, by exchange of 
films, workers, and ideas, and by joint pro- 
ductions, through the World Union of 
Documentary. 

British Documentary is the body representing 
Great Britain on the World Union of Docu- 
mentary to which all communications should be 
addressed : 9, Great Chapel Street, W.i. 



THE BRITISH FILM ACADEMY. 

117, Piccadilly, W.l. Tel.: Gros- 

venor 4440. 
Chairman of Council : Sir Michael 

Balcon. 

Council : Hon. Anthony Asquith, 
Thorold Dickinson, Sidney Gilliat, 
Sir Alexander Korda, Frank 
Launder, David Lean, Muir 
Mathieson, Ronald Neame, Michael 
Powell, Carol Reed, Paul Rotha. 

Secretary-General : Roger Man- 
veil, Ph.D. 

Executive Officer : Judy Steele. 

Librarian : Rachael Whear, B.Sc. 
(Econ.). 

Exhibitions Organiser : Kumari 
Allott. 

Objects : The British Film Academy is an 
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the United Kingdom for the advancement of 
the art and technique of the film. 
The aim of the Academy is to stimulate excep- 
tional creative work and to encourage ex- 
periment and research in all branches of the 
industry. 

The Academy cc-operates with organisations in 
this country and abroad which advocate 
similar ideals of international understanding 
and favour the development of the arts. 

THE BRITISH FILM 
INSTITUTE. 

164, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 1642-9. 
Film Distribution Section : 
4, Great Russell St., London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Museum 0607. 

President : The Duke of Sutherland, 
K.T. 

Board of Governors : Cecil H. 
King, M.A. (Chairman), Lady 
Allen of Hurtwood ; The Hon. 
Anthony Asquith ; E. G. Barnard, 
M.A. ; Norman Collins ; Arthur 
Elton ; Sir Henry L. French, 
G.B.E., K.C.B. ; W. R. FuUer ; 
Frank Hill, M.V.O., F.C.I. S. ; 
J. H. Hoy, M.P. ; J. M. Peddie, 
M.B.E. ; Dilys Powell; Stephen 
Taylor, M.D., B.Sc, M.R.C.P., 
M.P. ; Lady Tweedsmuir, M.P. ; 
Eirene White. 

Director : Oliver Bell, M.A., J. P. 

Secretary : R. W. Dickinson, M.A. 

Objects : The aims and objects of the British 
Film Institute are, in general, as follows : — 

(a) To encourage the development of the art of 
the film, to promote its use as a record of 
contemporary life and manners and to foster 
public appreciation and study of it from these 
points of view. 

(b) To explore and promote new or extended 
. uses for the film and to encourage, support 

and serve other bodies working in the same 
field. 

(c) To advise educational institutions and 
other organisations and persons as to sources 
and conditions of supply, types of films and 
apparatus, and the conditions of production, 
distribution and exhibition. 

(d) To act as a means of liaison between the 
trade (producers, distributors and exhibitors) 
and cultural and educational interests. 

(e) To promote and undertake research into the 
various uses of the film and of allied visual 
and auditory apparatus. 

(f) To develop the National Film Library to 
form a comprehensive collection of significant 
films ; to arrange for the loan and exhibition 
of films from such library, and generally to 
evolve facilities for individual and group 
study of films and the showing of special 
programmes. 

(g) To act as a clearing house for information 
on all matters affecting the production, 
exhibition and distribution of films at home 
and abroad. 



(h) To undertake if required the certification 
of films as educational, cultural or scientific. 



BRITISH KINEMATOGRAPH 
SOCIETY. 

53, New Oxford Street, London 
W.C.I. Tel. : Temple Bar 2092. 

President : W. M. Harcourt. 

Vice-President : A. W. Watkins. 

Hon. Secretary : E. Oram. 

Hon. Treasurer : P. H. Bastie. 

Secretary : W. L. Bevir. 

Technical Consultant : R. 
Howard Cricks. 

Ordinary Members of Council : C. Cabirol. 
C. H. Champion, R. B. Hartley, B. Honri, 
L. Knopp, A. G. D. West, I. D. Wratten (Past- 
President), R. E. Pulman (Theatre Division), 
H. S. Hind (Sub-Standard Division), H. 
Waxman (Film Production Division). 

Australian Representative : Alan William- 
son, General Film Distributors, Ltd., Liverpool 
House, Sydney, N.S.W. 

Indian Representative : Y. A. Fazalbhoy. 
Bombay. 

Objects : The Scientific and Technical Society 
of the Industry. Its meetings are held 
normally from October to April in the Gaumont 
British Theatre, Wardour Street, and comprise 
lectures and demonstrations on all subjects of 
technical interest. The Society also provides 
courses of specialised instruction for its 
technicians. 

Divisions of the Society cater for the Theatre 
Sub-Standard and Film Production sections 
of the Industry. 

The Society works in close co-operation with 
the C.E.A., the British Standards Institution, 
and the International Standards Association, 
by whom the Society is recognised as the 
technical representative of the British Film 
Industry. 

The journal, " British Kinematography," in 
which appear full reports of its meetings, is 
published monthly. 

Corporate or Associate membership of the 
Society is open to any person engaged in the 
Film Industry ; Student membership is open 
to persons under 21 taking an approved 
course in Kinematography. A Fellowship 
and Hon. Fellowship have been instituted. 

BRITISH POSTER ADVERTISING 
ASSOCIATION. 

48, Russell Square, London, W.C.l. 
Tel. : Museum 3234-5. Grams. : 
Disthene, Westcent, London. 



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THE BRITISH SHORT FILM 
MAKERS' SOCIETY. 

(Limited by Guarantee.) 

26-27, D'Arblay St., LondoD, VV.l. 
Tel.: Gerrard 4148. 

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer : 
F. T. Lenton, F.A.I.A. 

Objects : — To promote and protect by all legal 
means the interests of persons, firms and 
corporations engaged in the trade or business 
of making short cinematograph films and to 
express and represent the opinions of its 
members to Government Departments and 
others. 

To encourage and extend the use of short 
cinematograph films and to provide members 
and others with such advisory services as may 
be thought fit. 

THE BRITISH SOUND 
REGORDING ASSOCIATION. 

" Wayford, " Napoleon Avenue 
Farnborough, Hants. 

President : W. S. Barrell, B.Sc. 

Vice-President : M. J. L. Pulling, 
M.A., M.I.E.E. 

Hon. General Secretary : R. W. 
Lowden, M.B.K.S. 

Hon. Technical Secretary and 
Editor of Publications : D. W. 
Aldous, F.R.S.A., M.Inst. E., 
M.B.K.S. 



(d) To visit places of interest ; 

(e) Mutually assist members by the interchange 
of ideas and experiences and by collecting and 
disseminating technical and other information 
in the form of an Association journal and other 
publications. 



THE CHRISTIAN CINEMA AND 
RELIGIOUS FILM SOCIETY. 

6, Eaton Gate, Westminster, London, 
S.W.I. Tel. : Sloane 2143. 

President : The Archbishop of 
Canterbury. 

Vice-Presidents: The Archbishop 
of York, The Bishop of Lichfield, 
The Bishop of Liverpool, The Dean 
of Chichester, Rev. S. M. Berry, 
M.A., D.D. ; The Moderator of the 
Federal Council of Free Churches ; 
The Rt. Hon. Lord Daryngton, 
P.C. ; The Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot, 
P.C. ; J. Arthur Rank, D.L., J.P. 

Hon. Treasurer : H. L. R. 
Matthews, C.B.E., F.A.I. 

Hon. Secretaries: Rev. Benjamin 
Gregory, D.Litt., LL.D. ; Rev. 
Canon R. E. Parsons. M.A. 



CINEMA CLUB, GLASGOW. 

(Instituted 1919.) 

Founder and First President : 
Prince Bendon. 

Hon. President: Sir Alexander B. 
King, C.B.E., D.L., J.P. 

1948 President : H. A. Tamplin. 

Hon. Treasurer: W. Carlas, Lome 
Picture House, Cornwall St. Tel.: 
Ibrox 0324. 

Hon. Secretary : Wm. Kempsell, 
163, Hope St., Glasgow, C.2. 
(Central 3114-5). 

Objects : (i) Promotion of social intercourse 
among its members. Meets monthly, second 
Friday, for luncheon (except July and 
August). 

(2) To co-operate with and assist all schemes 
which have for their aim the advancement, 
welfare and success of the Cinematograph 
Trade in all its branches. 

Organisers of Annual Cinema Ball since 1919. 



Hon. Treasurer : L. R. H. Walker 

Hon. Membership Secretary : 
Harrie J. King, F.C.C.S., M.Brit. 
I.R.E. 

Executive Committee : Chairman 
(the President) ; D. Davidson 
(Vice-Chairman) ; C. L. Appleby ; 
H. M. Blaber ; R. Bradford ; H. 
L. Fletcher ; Commander T. G. T . 
Pearce. 

Objects and Activities : Formed in 1936, for 
the primary purpose of uniting, in one organ- 
isation, all persons, particularly, but not 
exclusively, in Great Britain whether pro- 
fessionals or amateurs, engaged or interested 
in the art and science of sound recording. 

(a) To meet for discussion on all aspects of sound 
recording and reproduction by all known 
methods ; 

(b) To conduct experiments and research in the 
aforementioned methods ; 

(c) To hold lectures, demonstrations, and 
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CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS 
COUNCIL. 

Board of Trade, Millbank, London, 
S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 5140. 

(Appointed under the provisions of 

the Cinematograph Films' Acts, 
1938 and 1948). 

Independent Members : The Earl 
of Drogheda, K.C.M.G. (Chairman); 
Mrs. Eirene White ; Mr. J. Bran- 
nigan ; Mr. S. J. L. Hardie ; 
Mr. A. Palache ; Professor Sir 
Arnold Plant ; Professor K. C. 
Wheare. 

Trade Members : Mr. E. H. Anstey ; 
Mr. A. Havelock-Allan ; Sir 
Alexander Korda ; Mr. J. Arthur 
Rank ; Major R. P. Baker ; Sir 
Arthur Jarratt ; Mr. C. G. Bern- 
stein ; Mr. E. J. Hinge ; Sir 
Alexander King, C.B.E. ; Mr. C. P. 
Metcalfe ; Sir Philip Warter ; 
Mr. G. H. Elvin ; Mr. T. O'Brien, 
M.P. ; Mr. P. Pilgrim ; Mr. W. C, 
Stevens. 

Secretary : Miss E. R. Ward, 
Board of Trade. 

Assistant Secretary : Miss A. M. 
Lough, Board of Trade. 



THE CINEMATOGRAPH TRADE 
BENEVOLENT FUND. 

Queen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 4104. 

Patron : His Majesty The King. 

President: Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. 

Trustees : Lieut. - Col. A. C- 
Bromhead, C.B.E. , J.P., J. Arthur 
Rank, D.L., J. P., Sir Philip 
Warter. 

Board of Management : 

Reginald C. Bromhead, F.C.A. (Chairman). 
Frank Hill, M.V.O., F.C.I.S. (Secretary 
Kinematograph Renters' Society) (Hon. 
Treasurer). 

E. Ayres (Paramount Film Service). 

F. W. Baker (Butcher's Film Service). 
Major F. Stanley Bates (Odeon Theatres). 
Cecil G. Bernstein (Granada Theatres). 
Ernest E. Blake (Kodak). 

Ralph S. Bromhead, A.C.A. (Eagle Lion 

Distributors). 
S, F, Ditcham (London). 



Sam Eckman, Jnr., C.B.E. (Metro-Goldwyn- 

Mayer Pictures). 
Sir Henry L. French, G.B.E., K.C.B. (British 

Film Producers Assn.). 
Ernest W. Fredman (The "Daily Film 

Renter.") 

J. Friedman (Columbia Pictures Corp.). 

W. R. Fuller (Gen. Sec. Cinematograph 

Exhibitors Assn.). 
W. J. Gell, C.B.E. (London). 
Sir Arthur W. Jarratt (British Lion Film 

Corp.). 
Louis Morris (London). 

Mark Ostrer (Gaumont-British Pictures 
Corp.). 

R. S. Wolff (RKO Radio Pictures). 

N. A. Ayres (Southern Midlands). 

G. H. Blackburn (Bristol). 

Sir Sidney W. Clift (Birmingham). 

Arthur Cunningham (Leeds). 

Herbert Elton (Notts, and Derby). 

Brinley Evans (Hull and District). 

R. W. Fox (Manchester and Salford). 

Councillor A. S. Hyde (Bradford and District). 

Charles Littler (South and East Lanes). 

F. W. Morrison (Newcastle-on-Tyne). 

E. G. Pike (Eastern Counties). 
Councillor Randolph E.. Richards (Sussex 

and Portsmouth). 
Councillor Henry Simpson (West Lanes and 
District). 

Alfred Smith, F.C.I.S. (Newcastle-on-Tyne). 
Arthur Taylor (London and Home Counties). 
Arthur B. Watts, F.S.A.A. (South Wales and 
Monmouth) . 

G. Dudley West, F.C.A. (North-Western). 
Alderman G. W. A. Wright (Hants and East 

Dorset). 

T. H. Fligelstone, M.C. (London), C.T.P.I. 

F. T. Harvey (National Screen Service), 
C.T.P.I. . 

Ex-Officio : 

Dennis C. Walls (President, Cinematograph 
Exhibitors' Assn.). 

D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E (President, Kine- 
matograph Renters' Society). 

S. Butchart, F.S.C. (Society of Cinema 
Managers of Great Britain and Ireland). 

W. A. Fielder (Film Laboratories Association). 

L. Castleton Knight (News Reel Assn. of 
Gt. Britain and Ireland). 

T. N. France (Hon. Liaison Officer). 

Jack Courtnay, F.T.C.L. (Hon. Liaison 
Officer, Assn. of Theatre Organists). 

Secretary : 

Reginald CO. Viveash. 



THE CINEMATOGRAPH TRADE 
PROVIDENT INSTITUTION. 

(Reg. No. 1667, London.) 
Oueen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
■ W.C.I. Tel. : Gerrard 4104. 

President : Reginald C. Brom- 
head, F.C.A. 

Trustees : Lt.-Col. A. C. Bromhead, 

C. B.E., J.P. ; J. Arthur Rank, 

D. L., J.P. ; W. J. Gell, C.B.E. 



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Hon. Treasurer : Frank Hill, 
M.V.O., F.C.I. S. 

Committee : Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. (Chairman) ; E. Ayres 
(Paramount Film Service) ; H. 
Bishop, Esq., (London) ; Ralph S. 
Bromhead, A.C.A. (Eagle -Lion 
Distributors) ; T. H. Fligelstone, 
M.C. (London) ; W. J. Gell, C.B.E. 
(London) ; F. T. Harvey (National 
Screen Service Ltd.). Representing 
the Cinematograph Trade Benevo- 
lent Fund ; Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. ; F. W. Baker (Butcher's 
Film Service) ; Arthur Cunning- 
ham (Leeds) ; E. W. Fredman 
(The "Daily Film Renter"). 

Secretary : Reginald C. O. Viveash. 



CINEMA VETERANS (1903). 

President : J. B. McDowell, O.B.E., 
M.C. 

Vice-President : Major Chas. G. 
Fox, O.B.E. 

Hon. Secretary : Thomas France. 
59, Woodland Rise, Muswell Hill, 
London, N.10. (Tudor 2132) ; and 
108, Gt. Russell St., London, W.C.I 
(Museum 0751). 

Hon. Treasurer : F. W. Baker. 

Committee : George Adams, W. Bar- 
ker, E. E. Blake, Col. A. C. Brom- 
head, H. S. Chambers, F. Clive, 
C. Clayton, A. Cunningham, R. 
Dooner, G. P. Fenton, C. G. Fox, 
Thomas France, E. Gray, James 
Henderson, Cecil Hepworth, W. 
Hook, W. C. Jeapes, H. V. Lawley, 
C. W. Perry, A. Radcliffe, E. H. 
Rockett, J. Skittrell, A. P. Smith, 
J.C. Squier, W. Stone, A. G. Turner, 
T. A. Welsh, J. B. McDowell, 
H. J. Brett. 

Consulting Physician : Dr. Row- 
land Perkins. 

Membership : "A Cinema Veteran is one who 
. was actively employed in the Cinema Industry 

in (or before) 1903 and remained therein for a 

reasonable period." 

There is no entrance fee or subscription, but 
all applicants must submit their records of 
service, before acceptance, to the Committee, 
and only those whose records are approved 
and confirmed are entitled to wear Jhe 
Association's Badge. 



ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION. 

General Office : Hayes Court, 
West Common Rd., Hayes, Kent. 

London Area Office : Swinton 
House, 324, Gray's Inn Road, 
London, W.C.I. Tel. : Terminus 
5115-6. 

General Secretary: W. C. Stevens. 
Assistant General Secretary : 
F. L. Haxell. 

Activities : Affiliated to the Trades Union 
Congress and the Labour Party. 

THE FEDERATED BR. FILM AND 
STAGE ASSOCIATION and 
UNIVERSAL FILM GOERS LEAGUE 

32, Amesbury Avenue, Streatham 
Hill, London, SW.2. Tel. : Tulse 
Hill 4858. 

Secretary : Miss K. Costello. 

Object? : To support all the best British, French 
and American films, plays and artists, and to 
link up the audiences of kinemas and theatres 
everywhere for this object. Also to act as 
the voice of the filmgoer and to support his 
interests. Film and theatre plays reviewers. 



THE FEDERATION OF 
CINEMATOGRAPH SOCIETIES. 

(In Alliance with the Royal Photo- 
graphic Society of Great Britain.) 

Chairman : Chas. W. Watkins, 
A.R.P.S., 6, Mostyn Road, Merton 
Park, S.W.19. 

Hon. Treasurer : H. Walden, 
A.R.P.S., 3, Copse, Avenue, West, 
Wickham, Kent. 

Hon. Film Librarian : S. H. Davis, 

90, High Street, Penge, S.E.20. 

Hon. General Secretary.: E. S. 
Honeyball, 95, Castlenau, Barnes, 
SW.13. 

Objects : The Federation caters in general for 
Amateur Film Societies. 

FEDERATION OF DOCUMENTARY 
FILM UNITS. 

2, Soho Sq., London, W.l. Tel. 
Gerrard 1027. 

Members : 

Oat?. 

Iralas and Batchelor Cartoon Films. 



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Merlin Film Companv. 
Realist Film Unit. 
Seven-League Productions. 
World-Wide Pictures. 
Objects : An official body representing the 
independent documentary film companies. 
Formed to promote and represent the interests 
of documentary film making at home and 
abroad, and to provide an information and 
consultant service about documentary film 
production and use. 



THE FILM ARTISTES 
ASSOCIATION 

(Reg. No. 1990 T.) 
15, King'ley Court, Beak St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Secretary's Office, 
Mayfair 4128. General and 

Casting Office, Regent 4170 and 
1475. 

General Secretary and Tres. : 
J. Carson. 

Executive Committee : Capt. Fawcett-Barry 
(Chairman), J. Lester, G. Spencer, M. Silverton, 
F. Andrews, K. Booth, G. Gwynne, D. 
Gregorv, F. James, O. O'Bvrne, J. Edwards, 
F. Clark, M. Milo, C. Alven. 

Trustees : Col. Robertson, Col. Irwin, B. 
Russell. 

Objects : Trade union for film artistes ; affiliated 
with Trades Union Congress and the London 
Trades Council. 



FILM CASTING 
ASSOCIATION, LTD. 

21-22, Poland St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 7451. 
Directors : Sir Henry French, 

G.B.E., K.C.B. ; Leslie Baker, 

A.C.A. ; H. G. Boxall. 
Secretary : E. W. Wingrove, 

RC.I.S. 

Director of Administration : 
Wallace Orton. 

Director of Casting : Gerry 
Dereham. 

Accounts : John Wingrove. 

Objects : To raise the status of crowd artistes 
and improve the conditions under which they 
are given " calls " for work at film studios. 

A Joint Advisory Committee has been established 
consisting of representatives of the B.F.P.A. 
and of the Film Artistes Association. This 
Committee, under the chairmanship of 
Weston Drury, has been authorised to discuss 
any matter affecting the activities of the 
Association. 

Crowd artistes given engagements at the Central 
Casting Office will be charged no commission. 
Hitherto 5-10 per cent, has been payable to 
the agency providing the engagement. The 
cost of operations will be recouped from the 
producers and studios who make use of the 
services of the Association. 



FILM COMMITTEE OF THE 
ASSOCIATION OF 
SCIENTIFIC WORKERS. 

15, Half Moon Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Grosvenor 4761. 
President : Prof. J. D. Bernal, 

F.R.S. 

Objects : This Committee of the above Associa- 
tion has operated for some years as an in- 
formation centre for scientific film societies 
and others interested in the scientific film, 
for getting science represented as truthfully 
and as widely as possible on the screen. 

The Committee of Society publishes a 
graded list of scientific films, which carries 
over 400 entries, and from which local film 
societies and sometimes cinemas select 
programmes. 

Part of the Committee's objective is to 
keep watch on the accuracy of films which 
contain reference either to scientific laws, to 
the lives of scientists or any other aspects of 
science. 

To film producers who intend to touch on 
these subjects they offer the advice of scientists 
who are members of this Association. 

FILM INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES' 
COUNCIL. 

Constituent Trade Unions : — 

The Association of Cinematograph 
and Allied Technicians. 

British Actors' Equity Assn. 

Electrical Trades Union. 

Film Artistes' Assn. 

Musicians' Union. 

National Assn. of Theatrical and 
Kine Employees. 
2, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 8506-8. 
President : W. F. Sweet. 
Vice-President : R. G. McLennan. 
Treasurer : J. Keet. 
Secretary : George H. Elvin, 

F.C.I. S. 

FILM INDUSTRY 
PUBLICITY CIRCLE. 

Ham Yard, Gt. Windmill Street, 
W.l. Gerrard 5231. 

President : Mervyn McPherson. 
Chairman : Jack Griggs. 
Hon. Secretary : J. Pole. 
Hon. Treasurer : Hugh Findlay. 

Constitution : The Circle has been formed to 
combine the responsible publicity directors 
and managers of producing, exhibiting and 
renting companies into an association designed 
to represent and protect the film industry as 
a whole in its public and Press relations. 

The Circle neither seeks nor desires trade union 
status, and will not affiliate with any trade 
union or similar body. 



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Its aims shall be : — 

(1) To counteract propaganda hostile to 
the film industry ; 

(2) To cultivate and promote close and 
cordial relations with the Critics' Circle, and 
with editorial and advertising representatives 
of newspapers, etc. ; and to assist the industry 
as a whole in its relations with the Press and 
the public ; 

(3) To promote greater cohesion and unity 
of purpose and method between the three 
main branches of the industry, so that it may 
be possible to achieve overall publicity cam- 
paigns for films throughout production, 
distribution and exhibition. 

(4) To incorporate the Central Clearing 
House, which for seven years has so excellently 
organised Press show arrangements, and in 
respect of them substituted order for chaos. 

THE FILM LABORATORY 
ASSOCIATION 

Queen's House, Leicester Square, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard7617. 
Chairman : W. M. Harcourt. 
Secretary : W. Strachan. 

FILM STRIPPERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

57, Buckland Road, London, E.10. 

Tel. : Leytonstone 1694. 
Chairman: F. J. Thurston Moon. 
Vice-Chairman : K. H. Watson. 
Hon. Secretary : W. T. Collins. 
Other Officers : B. R. Dickens, 

A. Shallcross. 



FRENCH EMBASSY. 

Film Section of the Commercial 

Counsellor's Services of the 

French Embassy. 
22, Hans Place, London, S.W.I. 

Tel. : Kensington 3481. 
Commercial Counsellor : Jean de 

SaiHy. 

Head of the Section : A. Apostol. 

Objects : To facilitate liaison and exchanges 
between France and Great Britain in com- 
mercial spheres. 

The section is at the disposal of those 
associated with the film industry who wish 
to make applications to the French authorities 
for travelling, export or import facilities. 

To provide firms, educational bodies, 
scientific societies, etc., with information 
regarding the French kinema. 

To advise producers or directors who 
■ require accurate information regarding French 
history, customs, inhabitants and way of life, 
etc. 

The Cultural Counsellor to the 

French Embassy. 
58, Knightsbridge, London, S.W.I. 

Tel. : Sloane 3404. 



Cultural Counsellor : ReneVarin. 

Dealing with all questions concerning 
cultural and educational films. 

The French Institute. 
Queensberry Place, London, S.W.7. 
Tel. : Kensington 6211. 

Principal : Mr. Jourdan. 

Handling the non-commercial distribution 
of 16mm. and 35mm. films to educational 
bodies, scientific associations, film societies, 
etc. 



INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION 
OF KINEMATOGRAPH 
MANUFACTURERS. 

51, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Holborn 2683. 

Chairman : E. E. Blake. 

Treasurer : Major C. G. Fox, M.B.E. 

Secretary : A. T. L. Watkins. 

Council : E. E. Blake, c /o Kodak. 
Ltd., Kingsway, W.C.2 ; H. R. A, 
de Jonge, Little Bartons, Old Bath 
Rd., Sonning, Berks. ; E. F. Lyons, 

G. B.-Kalee, Ltd., 60, Wardour St., 
W.l ; P. A. Turnor, R.C.A. Photo- 
phone, Ltd., 43, Berkeley Sq., 
W.l ; E. W. Woods, Ross, Ltd., 4, 
North Side, Clapham, S.W.4 ; F. W. 
Tims, c/o J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., 
58, Great Marlborough St., W.l; 

H. P. Bastie, E. F. Moy Ltd., 
116, Bayham St., N.W.I. ; N. E. 
Hewitt, Universal Gear Works, 
11, Thames St., Sunbury-on- 
Thames. 

Equipment Section. 

Chairman : E. E. Blake. 

Secretary : Leslie Wakefield. 

Executive Committee : H. R. A. de Jonge, E. 
Oram, E. F. Lyons, P. A. Turnor, J. W. 
Perkins, P. Rigby, F. W. Tims. 

Objects : To promote the consideration and 
discussion of all questions affecting and 
generally to watch over, protect and advance 
the interests of the trade of manufacturers 
and /or publishers and /or sellers of kine- 
matograph films (in this memorandum called 
the " said trade," which expression shall 
include all ancillary and allied trades and 
every branch of such trade and whether such 
trade or trades shall be carried on in England 
or elsewhere), to promote economy, efficiency 
and excellence in the said trade, and to 
facilitate the operations thereof, and to co- 
operate with members of the Association of 
the various branches- of the said trade for the 
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THE INDEPENDENT FILM 
RENTERS' POOL ASSOCIATION. 

26-27, D'Arblav St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4148. 
Chairman : F. T. Lenton, F.A.I.A. 
Trustees : F. T. Lenton, F.A.I.A. ; 
J. G. Minter, F.L.A.A. ; Bernard 
Smith, J. C. Jones, 
Secretary : N. T. Wood, F.L.A.A. 
Members : — 

Ambassador Film Productions, Ltd. 

Ben C. Gibbs, Ltd. 

Equity British Films, Ltd. 

Exclusive Films, Ltd. 

Federated Film Corporation, Ltd. 

Kinograph Distributors, Ltd. 

Liberty Films, Ltd. 

Majestic Films, Ltd. 

Motion Pictures, Ltd. 

New Realm Pictures, Ltd. 

Pioneer Exclusives, Ltd. 

Renown Pictures Corporation, Ltd. 

Sherwood Films, Ltd. 

Sovereign Exclusives. 

Stahl Pyramid Films, Ltd. 

Objects : For pooling surplus allocation under 
the Cinematograph Film (Control) Order, 
1943- 



INSTITUTE OF AMATEUR 
CINEMATOGRAPH ERS« 

8, West St., Epsom, Surrey. 
President : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 

Chairman : W. M. Valon. 

Hon. Secretary : Leslie M. Froude, 
F.C.A. 

Objects : To promote the general advance of 
Amateur Cinematography, moving pictures, 
sound on film, sound records and their applica- 
tions, and secure for such amateurs a 
recognised amateur status and to raise the 
standard of cinematic art generally. 

The Institute, in pursuing the attainment of 
its general objects, encourages research in 
cinematography, sound on film, sound records, 
makes investigations from time to time into 
particular conditions or problems affecting the 
amateur, and provides general and special 
information for the use of its Fellows, Members 
Affiliated Societies and Associates. 



THE KINEMA PROJECTIONISTS' 
AND ENGINEERS' ASSOCIATION. 

(Incorporated in the National 
Association of Theatrical and Kine 
Employees) . 

17, Waterloo Place, London, S.W.I. 

Tel. : Whitehall 1986. 
London District Office : 60, Chandos 



Place, Strand, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 3931. 

President : L. A. Wilson. 

General Secretary : T. 0"Brien, 
M.P. 

Affiliated to the English and Scottish Trades 
Union Congress ; The National Federation of 
Professional Workers and Trades Councils. 



LANCASHIRE CINEMA OLD 
BOYS' ASSOCIATION. 

President : J. M. Howe, 17, Glen 
Avenue, Roe Green, Worsley, 
Manchester. Tel. : Swinton 1805. 

Chairman : J. Brearley, No. 4, 

Ogdens, Chambers, 97, Bridge St., 
Manchester 1. Tel. : Blackfriars 
9892. 

Hon. Secretary : F. E. Baldwick, 
51, Royston Road, Firswood, 
Manchester, 16. Tel. : Chorley 
3293. 



LONDON POSTER ADVERTISING 
ASSOCIATION. 

48, Russell Sq., London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Museum 3234-5. 

LONDON SCIENTIFIC 
FILM SOCIETY. 

34, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Patrons : Sir Charles Darwin, 
K.B.E., F.R.S. ; Prof. Lancelot 
Hogben, F.R.S. ; Dr. Julian S. 
Huxley, *F.R.S. 

Hon. Secretary : R. Higginson. 

MECHANICAL-COPYRIGHT 
PROTECTION SOCIETY, LTD. 

9a, Sackville St., Piccadilly, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Regent 4381. 

Chairman and Man. Dir. : Herbert 
Smith. 

Directors : L. J. Saville, Campbell 

Williams, Joyce M. Dixey. 
General Manager : Joyce M. Dixey. 
Secretary : E. J. Paine. 

Objects : To protect the mechanical reproduc- 
tion rights in copyright music and to act as 
agents for the collection of royalties arising 
therefrom. 



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MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION 
OF AMERICA INC. 

28, West 44th St., New York City, 
U.S.A. Cables : Amfilms, New 
York. 

President : Eric A. Johnston. 

Vice-President and Dir. Pro- 
duction Code Administration : 
Joseph I. Breen. 

Vice-President in Charge of 
New York Office : Francis S. 
Harmon. 

Secretary : Sidney Schreiber. 

Treasurer : F. W. Du Vail. 

European Manager : Fayette W. 
Allport, 15, New Burlington St., 
London, W.l. Tel.: Regent 3811. 

Board of Directors is mostly 
composed of the Presidents of 
the major American producing 
companies. 

Objects : Similar to those of any trade associa- 
tion either here or in America. 



MUSICIANS' UNION. 

7, Sicilian Avenue, Southampton 
Row, London, W.C.I. Tel. : 
Holborn 1238. Grams : Amuse, 
Phone, London. 

General Secretary : Hardie 
Ratcliffe. 

Secretary London Branch : J. T. 
Dearlove, 23, Sicilian Avenue, 
London, W.C.I. Tel.: Holborn 
2218. 

Activities : Branches in most of the important 
towns. This organisation is a Trade Union 
composed mainly of members of Symphony, 
Theatre, Kinema, Music Hall Orchestras and 
Dance Bands. 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 

OF THEATRICAL 

AND KINE EMPLOYEES. 

Seymour House, 17, Waterloo Place, 
S.W.I. Tel.: Whitehall 1986. 
Grams. : Stageland, Piccy, London. 

President : Percy Pilgrim. 

Vice-President : Mrs. Jean Currier. 

General Secretary : T. O'Brien, 
M.P. 



General Treasurer : Jack Smith. 
Divisional Secretaries : 

Scotland : W. Brown, 103, Bath Street, Glasgow, 

C.2. 

Northern : S. Jackson, 2, Ellison Place, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
North-West : F. Donovan, 7, Oxford Road, 

Manchester. 

North-East: J. Ingham, c/o N.A.T.K.E., 
76, Carver Street, Sheffield. 

Midlands : Ivor Morgan, 283, Horrell Road, 
Sheldon, Birmingham, 26. 

South-East : J. Stubberfield, 28, Grange Court 
Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea. 

South-West : A. W. Edwards, 74, Old Christ- 
church Road, Bournemouth. 

South Wales: B. George, 119, Leonard Street, 
Neath. 

London: H. R. Wright, F. H. Woods, 60, 
Chandos Place, W.C.2. 

Studios : A. R. Mingaye, F. M. Dimbleby, 
71, South End Road, London, N.W.3. 

Activities : Incorporating kinema and film 
studio operatives and projectionists. 

Affiliated to the British Trade Union Congress, 
Scottish Trade Union Congress, National 
Federation of Professional Workers, Labour 
Research Department, London Trades Council, 
and Provincial Trades Councils. 

The only Union engaged exclusively in organisa- 
tion of workers in the Entertainment Industry, 
and the only. Union nationally recognised by 
the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of 
Gt. Britain and Ireland, the Kinematograph 
Renters Society and the Theatre Proprietors' 
Associations as the Trade Union for the 
purposes of negotiating wages and conditions 
for all Cinema and Theatre employees. 

In addition to the above Divisional Officers 
there are over 150 Branch Secretaries. 

Over 175 Branches throughout England, 
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland of 
members engaged in Film Studios, Theatres, 
Music Halls, and Cinemas. 

NATIONAL FILM FINANCE 
CORPORATION. 

120, Pall Mall, London, S.W.I. Tel. : 
Whitehall 1493—4. 

Directors : J. H. Lawrie (Chairman 
and Managing Director) ; Nicholas 
Davenport; S. J. Pears, F.C.A. ; 
C. H. Scott ; R. J. Stopford, 
C.M.G. 

Secretary : David Kingsley. 

Objects : Interim Company, formed to lend 
Government money for production of British 
films, pending legislation to set up Film Finance 
Corporation. 

NEWS & SPECIALISED THEATRE 
ASSOCIATION OF GREAT 
BRITAIN AND N. IRELAND. 

31, Dover St., Piccadilly, London, 

W.l. Tel. : Regent 2787. 
Chairman : R. S. Schulman. . 
Vice-Chairman : G. M. Hoellering. 



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Treasurer : Dixon Scott. 

General Secretary : Miss D. M. 

Vaughan, B.A., F.C.A. 
Members : — 

Aberdeen Topical News Cinema, Diamond 
Street. 

Birmingham : News Theatre, High Street. 
Tatler Theatre, Station Street. 

Brighton : Princes News Theatre, North Street. 

Bristol : News Theatre, Peter Street. 
Academy, Cheltenham Road. 
Scala, Zetland Road. 
Tatler News Theatre, Careys Lane. 

Bournemouth : Premier, 2, Albert Road. 

Chester : Tatler Theatre, Foregate Street. 

Glasgow : Cosmo, Rose Street. 

Hull : Tivoli Theatre. 

Leeds : News Theatre, City Square. 
Tatler Theatre, Boar Lane. 

Liverpool : News Theatre, Clayton Square. 

London : Academy Cinema, 165, Oxford Street, 
W.i. 

Curzon, Mayfair, W.i. 

La Continentale, Tottenham Court Road, W.i 

Manchester : News Theatre, 16, Oxford Street. 
Tatler Theatre, Oxford Street. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne : News Theatre, Pilgrim St. 

Objects : Registered under the Trade Unions 
Acts. 

(1) To promote good will and understanding 
between the members, and secure legislation 
for the benefit of members and oppose 
measures detrimental to their mutual interests. 

(2) To ensure that the members shall maintain 
a high standard of service to the public ; the 
minimum requirements to be determined by 
the Council from time to time. 

(3) To take steps to secure news films for pre- 
sentation to the public which shall be free 
from censorship, political bias or propaganda, 
bearing in mind that in times of extreme 
national crisis, censorship from within or with- 
out the industry may be necessary in the 
interests of the State. 

(4) To encourage the production and circula- 
tion of short British and Foreign Films which 
have an Entertainment or Educational value, 
and to investigate and encourage the develop- 
ment of scientific research which is calculated 
to assist the members in the course of their 
business. 



NEWSREEL ASSOCIATION OF 
GREAT BRITAIN AND 
NORTHERN IRELAND, LTD. 

Queen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Gerrard 3177 and 7931. 
Council and Representatives : 

British Movistonews, Ltd. (British 
Movietone News), Sir Gordon 
Craig ; Gaumont British Distribu- 



tors, Ltd. (Gaumont-British News), 
L. Castleton Knight ; Paramount 
Film Service, Ltd. (British Para- 
mount News), E. J. H. Wright ; 
Pathe Pictures, Ltd. (Pathe News), 
W. A. FLlder ; Universal Pictures, 
Ltd. (Universal News), Clifford 
W. jeapes. 

Secretary : W. Hewitt. 

Objects : To promote and protect the interests, 
welfare and business of associates engaged in 
the production and distribution of cinemato- 
graph films depicting current events, known 
as Newsreels, and to bring about and main- 
tain co-operation between them. 

THE PERFORMING 
RIGHT SOCIETY. 

Copyright House, 33, Margaret St., 
London, W.I. Tel. : Langham 
3864. Grams. : Perforight, Wesdo, 
London. 

Objects : An Association of Composers,Authors, 
and Publishers of copyright musical works, 
established to issue licences for the public 
performance of such works. The Society is 
not concerned with plays, sketches, or other 
works of a non-musical character, nor with 
operas, musical plays or other dramatico- 
musical works performed in their entirety and 
by living persons on the stage, but it is con- 
cerned inter, alia, with performances of music 
in conjunction with cinematograph films. 

The Copyright Act of 1911 prohibits any public 
performance without the written permission 
of the Copyright Owners, and the Society's 
licence gives the permission required by the 
Act for the works not only of the Society's 
members, but also those of members of the 
similar Societies of 2 J countries of Europe 
and the American continent. The total 
number of composers, authors and music 
publishers thus represented is approximately 
60,000. 

Licences are required for any public perform- 
ance, whether given by mechanical means or 
otherwise, and are granted not to musical 
directors, vocalists or musicians as such, bul 
to proprietors of premises at which music is 
publicly performed or to the promoters of 
musical entertainments. 



PHONOGRAPHIC 
PERFORMANCE, LTD. 

144, Wigmore Street, London, W.I. 
Tel. : Welbeck 2231-40. 

Directors : E. R. Lewis, Brian 
Bramall, Sir Ernest Fisk, B. E. G. 
Mittell, J. F. Axtman. 

General Manager : H. M. Lemoine. 

Objects : A Company founded by the British 
phonographic industry to control the rights 
of the leading manufacturers of gramophone 
records and to issue Licences for the public 
performance of all records bearing the follow- 
ing names and marks : — 



Trade Organisations. 



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Ariel, Beltona, Boosey and Hawkes, 
Bosworth, Broadcast, Brunswick, Columbia, 
Crown, Crystalate, Decca, Eclipse, Edison 
Bell, Electron, Forum, Fourtune, 4-in-i, 
H.M.V., His Master's Voice, Homochord, 
Imperial, Imperial-Broadcast, Kid-Kord, 
M-G-M, Odeon, Panachord, Parlophone, 
Parlophone-Odeon, Peacock, Plaza, Polydor, 
Regal, Regal-Zono, Rex, Solex, Sterno, 
Vocalion, Winner, Zonophone. 

The Copyright Act (1911) prohibits public 
performances by means of Gramophone 
Records, without the consent of the manu- 
facturers, and the licence of Phonographic 
Performance, Ltd., gives the permission 
required by the Act. 

The Catalogues controlled by Phonographic 
Performance, Ltd., contain about 100,000 
different records of all classes of music by 
world-famous Artistes ; and about 200 new 
records are published every month. 



R.E.P. (RENTERS, EXHIBITORS, 
PRODUCERS). 

Committee : Frank Hill, Secretary 
of the Kinematograph Renters' 
Society ; W. R. Fuller, Secretary 
Cinematograph Exhibitors' Asso- 
ciation ; F. W. Wingrove, Secre- 
tary British Film Producers' 
Association. 

THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 
CINEMA CORPORATION. 

18-19, Monck Street, London, S.W.I . 
Tel. : Abbey 5422 /8. Grams : 
" Rafcin, Phone, London." Over- 
seas, " Rafcin, London." 

Board of Governors. 
President : Air Marshal Sir Hugh 
W. L. Saunders, R.B.E., C.B., 
M.C., D.F.C., M.M. (Air Member 
for Personnel). 

Vice-President : Air Marshal Sir 
George C. Pirie, K.B.E., C.B., 
M.C., D.F.C. (Air Member for 
Supply and Organisation) . 

Members : Air Marshal Sir James 
H. Barnes, K.C.B., K.B.E. (Per- 
manent Under-Secretary of State); 
Air Marshal Sir R. Victor Goddard, 
K.C.B., C.B.E. (Air Member for 
Technical Services) . 

Executive Committee. 

Chairman : Air Marshal J. W. Baker, C.B., 
M.C., D.F.C. 

Vice-Chairman : D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E. 

Representatives of : Air Ministry S.4. ; 
Director of Organisation ; Air Ministry E.5 



(b) ; Air Ministry P.6 ; Bomber Command ; 
Fighter Command ; Coastal Command ; 
Flying Training Command ; Technical Train- 
ing Command ; Maintenance Command ; 
Transport Command ; Reserve Command ; 
B.A.F.O. ; 90 Group. 

General Manager : Air Commodore W. G. W 
Prall, C.B.E. (Ret.). 

Secretary and Chief Accountant : D. N. 
Rabagliati, C.A. 

Deputy General Manager : J. E. Hamburgh . 

Film Booking Manager : E. Johnson. 

Personnel Manager : J. P. Jenkins. 

Publicity Manager : H. G. Young. 

Overseas Area Representatives : S. Stanley 
(Western Europe) ; D. J. Goldsmith (Middle 
East) ; H. E. R. Nelson (Far East). 

Objects : The principal objects are to arrange 
for the exhibition of cinematograph films for 
the entertainment of members of His Majesty's 
Air Forces in all parts of the world, and 
maintain kinemas for the exhibition of such 
films. 

ROYAL NAVAL FILM 
CORPORATION. 

Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, S.E.8. 
Tels. : Tideway 4422-7 (Exts. 66 
and 69) ; Tideway 1504. 

Patron : H.R.H. The Duchess of 
Kent. 

Governors: The Board of Admiralty. 

President : Rear- Admiral The Earl 
Mountbatten of Lurma, K.G., 
P.C., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., 
K.C.B., D.S.O., LL.D., D.C.L. 

Member 

Rear- Admiral Sir William G. Agnew, 
K.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O. 



Executive Committee 

Chairman : Capt. J. F. Whitfeld, D.S.C., R.N. 

Deputy Chairman and Admiralty Film 
Industry Liaison Officer : Commander 
Sir Arthur W. Jarratt, R.N.V.R. 

Members : Commander A. J. R. White, D.S.C., 
R.N. ; D. S. R. Ryder ; F. Severs ; (Hon. 
Tieasurer). 

Advisory Members : D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E. 
(President, K.R.S.) ; Dennis C. Walls 
(President, C.E.A.) ; Sam Eckman, C.B.E. 
(Man. Dir., M-G-M Pictures) , Major R. P. 
Baker, F.C.A. (Man. Dir., A.B.F.D.) ; J. 
Friedman (Man. Dir., Columbia Pictures 
Corp. Ltd.). 

Secretary : Command (S) M. Sweny, R.N. 
(retd.). 

Objects : To provide film entertainment for 
the personnel of His Majesty's Ships. 

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ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC 
SOCIETY. 

16, Princes Gate London, S.W.7. 
Tel. : Kensington 3334. 

Patron : His Majesty The King. 

President : Percy W. Harris, 
F.R.P.S. 

Curator and Hon. Secretary : 
J. Dudley Johnston, O.B.E., Hon. 
F.R.P.S. 

Secretary : L. E. Hallett, F.C.I.S. 

Kinematograph Section. 

Chairman : S. W. Bowler, F.R.P.S. 

Hon. Secretary : J. L. French, 
B.Sc, A.R.P.S. 

THE SCIENTIFIC FILM 
ASSOCIATION. 

34, Soho Sq., London, W.l. ; and 
2, Newton Place, Glasgow, C.3. 

President : C. H. Sylvester. 

Council : — 

Miss F. M. Anthonv, B.Sc. 

H. Dryerre, Ph.D., M.R.C.S., F.R.S.E. 

Arthur Elton. 

Miss Dorothy Grayson, B.Sc. 

Sidney Gregory, B.Sc. 

Miss Blodwen Llovd, M.Sc, Ph.D. 

R. C. Mackeith, D.M., M.R.C.P. 

M. Michaelis, B.Sc. (Eng.), A.M.I.E.E., 

A.Inst.P. 
A. Orr, B.Sc, A.R.T.S., A.R.I.C. 
J. W. Oswald, A.R.I.C, A.I.M. 
Richard Porteous. 

R. J. Rathbone, Ph.D., A.R.I.C, A.R.P.S. 

John Shearman. 

Derek Stewart, A.R.P.S. 

J. N. Walker. 

R. A. Williams. 

Basil Wright, B.A. 

Hon. Secretary : Jeanne Urquhart. 

Hon. Treasurer : K. E. R. Rushin. 

Asst. Secretary : Betty Preston. 

Objects : 

(1) To promote the national and international 
use of the scientific film in order to achieve 
the widest understanding and appreciation of 
scientific method and outlook, especially in 
relation to social progress. 

(2) To collect, collate and distribute informa- 
tion on the scientific film. This may include 
the formation of a reference library of books 
and the publication of a journal and pamphlets. 

(3) To publish comprehensive lists of films 
graded according to scientific merit and suit- 
ability for audiences. 

(4) To establish relations with Government 
departments, public bodies and other organisa- 
tions which are in a position to make, use or 
circulate scientific films. 



(5) To organise a representative panel of 
scientists to advise producers of films of all 
types on scientific matters in connection with 
such films and to maintain close contact with 
the film industry. 

(6.) To promote the production and distribution 
of, and, if thought fit, to produce and dis- 
tribute scientific films. 

(7) To encourage the setting up of Scientific 
Film Societies. 

(8) On request, to select or book scientific film 
shows. 

(9) Generally to promote the appreciation of 
science through other related media suitable 
for the mass diffusion of knowledge. 

THE SCREEN ADVERTISING 
GROUP. 

(A section of Association of 
Specialised Film Producers, Ltd.) 

3, Portman Chambers, 7-9, Baker St., 
London, W.l. Tel. : Welbeck 5711- 
2. Grams : Shorfil, Wesdo, London. 

Chairman : Edward W. Beckett. 

Vice-Chairman : C. Richard Stilwell. 

Secretary : Laurence G. Parker, 
M.A., LL.B. 

Objects : Formed as a Section of A.S.F.P. with 
the following broad objects : — 

(1) To formulate, in consultation with other 
interested organisations, a Code of Standards 
relating to the suitability of products and copy 
for advertising through the medium of the 
kinema and theatre screen. 

(2) To encourage improved standards of quality 
in the production of advertising films and 
slides. 

(3) To promote co-operation with the CE.A 
in matters affecting the exhibition of advertis- 
ing material. 

(4) Generally to improve the status and good- 
will of advertising in the kinema. 
Membership is confined to firms and companies 

engaged in the buying and selling of screen space 
for advertising purposes. 

SCREENWRITERS' ASSOCIATION. 

(Affiliated to the Incorporated Society 
of Authors, Playwrights, and Com- 
posers, and the League of British 

Dramatists.) 
7, Deanery Street, Park Lane, W.l. 

President : Frank Launder. 

Vice-President : J. B. Williams. 

Hon. Secretary : Roger Burford. 
Hon. Treasurer : Wolfgang Wil- 
helm. 

Hon. Adviser : D. Kilham Roberts, 
O.B.E., M.A. ; Secretary-General 
of the Incorporated Society of 
Authors, Playwrights and Com- 
posers. 



Trade Organisations. 



133 



Committee : John Baines, Bridget Boland 
(Miss), Roger Burford, T. E. B. Clarke, 
John Cousins, Jack Davies, Marjorie Deans 
(Miss), Roger MacDougall, Guy Morgan, 
Montagu Slater, Jack Whittingham, Wolfgang 
Wilhehn, Ted Willis. 

Associate Members : Rosamund Davies 
(Miss), Eileen Griffiths (Miss), S. E. B. 
Tottman. 

SOCIETY OF CINEMATURIANS. 

President : E. J. Hinge. 
Vice-President : S. Redford. 
Chairman : T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S. 
Hon. Solicitor : Norman Hart, B.A. 
Hon. Auditor : Harry Moorhouse, 
A.C.A. 

Hon. Treasurer : Arthur Bennett. 
Hon. Secretary : Eric Bolton. 

Council : E. J. Hinge, S. Redford, T. E . 
Robinson, W Gordon Smith, J. Gomersall, 
F. Stanbury, H. Abbott, W. Chilton, H. 
Woolf, W. Miller, A. W. Stanbury, A. W. 
Rifkin, W. T. Kelly, V. O. McNeiff, V. Mill- 
gate, H. K. White, J. Brearley, Norman Hart, 
Harry Moorhouse, Arthur Bennett, Eric 
Bolton. 

Objects : The promotion of goodwill amongst 
the members, and the cultural advancement 
of the Trade. The Society aims to provide 
opportunities for its members to meet for 
social and topical discussion on matters of 
mutual interest. 

The Society shall be non-political, non-sec- 
tarian. 

THE SOCIETY OF CINEMA 
MANAGERS OF GT. BRITAIN 
AND IRELAND (AMALGAMATED). 

(Reg. No. 2142 T.) 

164, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Temple Bar 5725. 
Telegrams : " Butchart. Temple 
Bar 5725." 

National President : 1949-50 ; 
Henry Kerr, Odeon, Kensington, 
W.6. Tel.: Western 0131. 

National Vice-President, 1949-50: 
Louis J. Mannix, Regent Cinema, 
Torre Road, Burmantofts, Leeds, 
9. Tel. : Leeds 23350. 

General Treasurer : Coun. A. J. 
Sadler, Savoy, Brighton, Sussex. 
Tel. : Brighton 2156. 

General Secretary : Samuel But- 
chart, F.S.C., 164, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
5725. 

Immediate Past-President : Wil- 
liam FuUer, Odeon, Richmond. 
Tel. : Richmond 5759. 

Objects : — 

(i) To regulate the relations between employers 
and employees. 



(2) To organise managers, house managers, 
relief managers, assistant managers and 
trainee managers. 

(3) To promote good will between members and 
their employers. 

(4) To encourage the highest standard of 
management with a view to attaining, up- 
holding and maintaining a dignity and respect 
consistent with the status of the profession. 

(5) To protect the interests of members (a) 
collectively, within the industry as a whole, 
and (b) individually, where a complaint or 
grievance is presented for investigation. 

(6) To negotiate salaries and conditions of 
employment. 

Pursuant to the above objects the Society 
shall have power to promote a training and 
examination scheme, and to provide an 
employment service. 



SOUND FILM MUSIC 
BUREAU, LTD. 

9a, Sackville St., Piccadilly, London, 
W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4381-3. 
'Grams : Sofimus, Piccy, London. 

Council : Leslie A. Boosey (Chair- 
man), L. O. Bosworth, Frederick 
Day, J. Firman, Herbert Smith, 
H. D. Stagg, M. De Wolfe. 

Manager : Joyce M. Dixey. 

Secretary : Anne Bolton. 

Objects : — Membership of the Bureau covers 
the majority of English music publishers and 
other owners of copyright music. The 
function of the Bureau is to act on behalf of its 
members in respect of the use of their copyright 
music in sound films. Applications for permis- 
sion to make such use of music under its control 
should be made in writing to the Bureau, 
giving full particulars. 

THEATRE ORGANISTS' 
BENEVOLENT FUND. 

President : Major S. J. Wright. 
Vice-President : J. I. Taylor. 
Hon. Treasurer : J. W. Byron, 
F.C.I.S. 

Hon. Secretary : Jack Courtnay, 
F.T.C.L., 77, Westbourne Grove, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Bayswater 6525. 



VARIETY ARTISTES' 
FEDERATION. 

(Founded 1906). 

18, Charing Cross Road, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : 6950. Grams : 
Artifedera, Lesquare, London. 

Hon. Chairman : Dave O'Gorman. 

General Secretary : Lewis Lee. 

Assistant General Secretary. 
W. C. Bass. 



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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DEALING 
WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY ; IMPORT DUTY. 



G OVERNMENT CI N EMATOG R APH 
ADVISER. 

J. G. Hughes-Roberts, M.V.O. 
H.M. Stationery Office, 65, Whitehall, S.W.i. 
Tel. : Whitehall 8855. 

Deputy : T. A. Tindle. Tel, : Whitehall 6597. 

Technical Branch and Film Library, H.M. 
Stationery Office, Cinematograph Section, 
Room 0023, War Office, Whitehall, S.W.i. 
Tel. : Whitehall 9400. Extn. 326. 



IMPORT DUTY ON FILMS 



CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION 
Films Division : 
83, Baker St., London, W.i. 
Telephone : Welbeck 442O. 



BOARD OF TRADE 
(Films Branch) 
Millbank, S.W.i. 
Telephone: Whitehall 5140. 
(Registration of Films for quota purposes.) 



BONDED FILM STORES, LTD. 
33-35, Endell Street, W.C.2. 
Telephone : Temple Bar 3887. 



CUSTOMS AND EXCISE. 

The Films Officer, H.M. Customs and 
Excise, Strand 5th Station (Films), 
Third Floor, 133-5, Oxford Street, 
London, W.i. 

Telephone: Gerrard 2189; 



Class or Description of Goods Rate of Duty 



GROUP XVIII 

(2o)*Wii)Unexposed sen- 
sitised cinemato- 
graph film 

*1HI(iii) Exposed cinemato- 
graph film :— 

(a) of a width not ex- 
ceeding one inch 

(b) containing only a 
single sound track 

(c) shown to the satis- 
faction of the Com- 
missioners to consist 
wholly of photo- 
graphs (with or 
without sound 
track) which at the 
time of importation 
are means of com- 
municating news 

% (d) shown to the satis- 
faction of the Com- 
missioners to be ? 
duplicate of film on 
which Customs duty 
has been paid at the 
rate of fivepence per 
linear foot and not 
wholly or partly re- 
funded 
(e) other film 



per 
linear 
foot 



Full 



Prefer- 
ential 



firf. 
tirf. 



* See also the following provisions. 

t Goods from the Empire are liable to the 
full rate of duty unless they are eligible for a 
lower rate of duty under any of the following 
provisions. 

% Film shown to be a duplicate of film on 
which duty was paid at the ad valorem rate 
operative prior to 3rd May, 1948, and not 
wholly or partly refunded, is also admissible 
at the rate of id. per linear foot under this head- 
ing. 

TTTf These goods are not deemed to be goods 
of any other class or description. 



KEEP 




For 
DRAPERIES 



Import Duty. 



135 



(1) In the case of film of a greater width than 
the standard width of if inches, the duty 
chargeable is increased in proportion to the 
extent to which the width is greater than the 
standard width, and in the case of unexposed 
sensitised cinematograph film of less than the 
standard width, the duty chargeable is decreased 
in proportion to the extent to which the width 
is less than the standard width. 

(2) All sheets or strips of unexposed sensitised 
film which are of a length not less than 12 feet 
are, whatever their width, treated as cinemato- 
graph film. 

(3) The expression " exposed cinematograph 
film " includes all such film whether it is positive 
or negative, whether it is developed or un- 
developed and whether or not it contains or 
consists of sound track. 

(4) Two lengths of exposed cinematograph 
film representing the same objects are not 
deemed not to be duplicates of each other by 
reason that one is positive and the other is 
negative, or by reason that the objects are 
represented on different scales and the dimen- 
sions of the lengths of film are correspondingly 
different, or where both lengths are intended for 
use in the production of a coloured picture, 
by reason of any differences ascribable to the 
nature of the processes invclved in producing 
such a picture. 

(5) If, in the case of any exposed cinemato- 
graph film, it is shown to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioners either — 

(a) that the production of the film was 
organised by persons whose chief or only place 
of business was in the United Kingdom and the 
producer of the film and all the principal 
actors and artists employed for the production 
thereof, except five, or, if the total number of 
principal actors and artists is less than twenty, 
not less than three-quarters of the number of 
actors and artists, were British subjects and 
domiciled in the United Kingdom, or 

(b) that the Board of Trade have certified 
that the requirements of subsection (3) of 
section twenty-seven of the Cinematograph 
Films Act, 1927 (which prescribes what films 
shall be deemed to be British films for the 
purposes of that Act) or of subsection (1) of 
section twenty-five of the Cinematograph 
Films Act, 1938 (which prescribes what films 
shall be deemed to be British films for the 
purpose of registration thereof under Part III 
of that Act) have been complied with in 
relation to the film or in relation to any film 
of which the film forms part ; 

the duty chargeable on the film is the duty, 
if any, with which it would have been chargeable 
if it were still unexposed. 

In this paragraph the expression " artist " 
includes the person working the photographic 
camera or other photographic apparatus by 
means of which the film is made. 

(6) Where two or more lengths of exposed 



cinematograph film are imported together and 
it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioners that they both or all represent the same 
objects and are intended to be used as a set, 
each complementary to the other or others, in 
the production of a coloured picture, and are 
not suitable to be used separately, they are 
charged as a set with the duty that would be 
chargeable if one length only were being 
imported : 

Provided that where the said lengths are not 
equal, the duty chargeable is that which would 
be chargeable if the longer or longest only of the 
two or more lengths were being imported. 

(7) Where in the case of any exposed cinemato- 
graph film security is given to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioners — 

(a) that no duplicate will be made in the 
United Kingdom from the film or from any 
part thereof or from any duplicate of the film 
or of any part thereof except for the purpose 
of preparing not more than three copies of a 
version adapted for exhibition in the United 
Kingdom or for the purpose of replacing any 
copy so prepared which is shown to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioners to have 

- been destroyed or otherwise disposed of in 
such manner that it cannot be further used 
for exhibition as aforesaid ; and 

(b) that the film and any duplicate of the 
film or of any part thereof and all copies of 
any version adapted for exhibition as aforesaid 
will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioners within 
such period as they may require. 

duty is chargeable on the film at the rate of one 
penny per linear foot. 

*(8) Where, in the case of any exposed cine- 
matograph film, it is shown to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioners — 

(a) that duty was paid on the film at the 
rate of fivepence per linear foot ; 

(b) that no duplicate has been made in the 
United Kingdom from the film or from any 
part thereof ; and 

(c) that no duplicate of the film or of any 
part thereof has been imported into the 
United Kingdom ; 

a rebate at the rate of fourpence per linear foot 
may be allowed if the film is destroyed or other- 
wise disposed of to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioners. 

(9) Developed negative or positive cine- 
matograph films which are certified by the 
Ministry of Education under Section 7 of the 
Finance Act, 1935, as amended by Section 4 of 
the Finance Act, 1939, are exempt from duty 
{see page 5, paragraph 15, of the 1947 Tariff). 

* In the case of film on which duty was paid 
at the ad valorem rate operative prior to May 3, 
1948, this provision would apply so as to allow 
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YEAR BOOR 8 OF THE 
FRENCH FILM INDUSTRY 

1,200 Pages — Contents 

EVERY ADDRESS needed in the industry: 
Government Departments, labour organisations 

- trade organisations - production, distribution, 
export -technicians, artistes, manufacturers and 
dealers in equipment - studios and laboratories 
-journalists. Producers, distributors and 
studios abroad. 

EVERY KINEMA, standard and sub-standard, 
in France, North Africa, the Saar and Indo-China. 
EVERY FILM trade-shown and released, in 
Paris and the Provinces. 

EVERY REGULATION governing the French 
kinema : organisation of the Centre National 

- summary of regulations affecting the industry 
-legal decisions concerning production, distri- 
bution and the kinema (theatre safety -renting 
contracts). 

EDITIONS BELLEFAYE 

29, RUE MARSOULAN - PARIS 12° 



RENTING 
COMPANIES 



A Where- to- Find -Them 
Directory, Complete with 
Names of Executives and 
Branch Managers 



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A.B.F.D., LTD., 

169, Oxford Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 2644-7. 

Directors : Stephen L. Courtauld 
(Chairman), Reginald P. Baker, 
F.C.A. (Man. Dir.), Michael Balcon, 
Lt.-Col. Gordon W. G. Rayner, 
Leslie F. Baker, A.C.A. (Secretary). 

General Manager : Sid Taylor. 
Branch Addresses end Managers : 

London J. Wilson 

Birmingham : 8, Cropthorne Ct., Five Ways 

Tel. : Edgbaston 1535 ... R. Solomon 
Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 4466 G. Leigh 

Glasgow : 95, Bath St. 

Tel. : Douglas 0904 ... E. Pyser 

Leeds : 58, Wellington St. 

Tel.: Leeds 20364 A. Simmons 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 0911 ... M. C apian 
Newcastle : 87, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 23920 S. H. Partridge 

ACE DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

14, Broadwick St., Wardour St., W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 3165-6. 
Directors : Frank Green (Managing 

Director), L. J. Wilson, C. Dennis- 

Smith. 

ADELPHI FILMS, LTD., 

Ascot House, 52, Dean Street, London, 

W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 2050. 
Managing Director Arthur Dent. 

AMBASSADOR FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3872-3. Grams : Ambanlm, 
Rath, London. 

Directors : Gilbert Church, B. 
Church, J. C. Jones. 

ANDICK, FILMS, LTD., 

National House, 60-66, Wardour 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 8368. 

Directors : A. E: V. Andrews 
(Managing Director), A. J. Withers, 
W. E. Lonquest, Mrs. N. S. 
Dickenson. 

ARROW FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

63, Old Compton Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 9449. Grams. : Arrowdis, 
West Cent, London. 

Directors : J. G. Taylor (Man. 
Dir.), T. J. Roddy. 



ASSOCIATED BRITISH-PATHE, 
LTD. 

Film House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4314. Grams : 
Patherima, Rath, London. 

Ad. Sales Dept: 133, Oxford Street, 
W.l. 

Directors: Sir Philip Warter 
(Chairman), W. Moffat (Man. Dir.), 
C. J. Latta, E. G. M. Fletcher, 
LL.D. (Lond.), M.P., E. Maloney, 
F.C.A., R. Clark, M.A., LL.B. 

General Manager : W. A. Fielder. 

General Sales Manager : H. E. 
Ellis. 

Secretary : K. W. Murray. 
Publicity : J. D. Griggs. 
Branch Supervisors : H. L. Clyne, 

S. F. Downing. 
Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... A.Barber 

Belfast : Garfield Chambers, 

44, Royal Avenue. Tel. : 

Belfast 23400 ... ... C. Gordon 

Birmingham : 59, John Bright 

St. Tel. : Mialand 1292 ... E. R. Yeulett 
Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel.: Cardiff 7427 ... A. Yerran 

Dublin : 102, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 73221 J. Gordon Lewis 

Glasgow : 114, Union St. 

Tel. : Central 1965-6 ... W. A. Mann 
Leeds : Wellesley Bldgs., 17, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 20241 . . . L. E. A. Wright 

Liverpool : 23, Islington St. 

Tel. : North 2521 J. W. Edwards 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 5564 ... N. Cricket t 
Newcastle : 134-6, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 28474 ... E.F.White 



AVON DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

2, The Gables, Vale of Health, Hamp- 
stead, N.W.3. Tel: Hampstead 4071 . 

Directors : J. S. Fairfax Jones, 
T. M. Fairfax Jones. 

BRITISH FOUNDATION 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

Lundsay House, 171, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 8577. Grams. : Brifoupic, 
Westcent, London. 

Directors : Ronald Haines, Jean 
Haines. 

Agents : 

Birmingham Sovereign Exclusives, 364, 

Barrows Lane. Sheldon. 
Cardiff : Frank Taylor, 26, Charles St. 
Glasgow : Horace Coxall, Ltd., 153, Queen St. 
Leeds : Clem West, 20, King St. Chambers, 

Wellington St. 
Manchester : Ben C. Gibbs, 3, The Parsonage. 
Newcastle : Four Counties Distributors, 138a, 

Westgate Rd. 



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Nottingham : Frank Gill Films, Ltd., 17, 

Forman Street, Nottingham. 
Dublin : Egan Film Service, 70, Middle Abbev 

Street. 

Belfast : Egan Film Service, 27, Garfield 
Street. 



BRITISH LION 
FILM CORP., LTD., 

76, Wardour St., W.l Tel.: 8676. 
Grams : Brilionfil, Rath, London. 

Directors : H. C. Drayton (Chair- 
man), Sir Arthur W. Jarratt 
(Deputy Chairman and Man. Dir.), 
Patrick Fleming, I. Charles 
Flower, Sidney A. Myers (Assistant 
Man. Dir.), A. J. Mitchell, AJ.A.C. 
(Alternate Dir.), L. C. Sennitt, 
A.C.A. (Secretary). 

Publicity : Xorah Mumford, Golden 
House, Gt. Pulteney Street, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 8239. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London A. Croft 

Belfast : 20, Church St. 

Tel. : Belfast 26443 ... H.Wilton 

Birmingham : 43-47, John Bright St. 

Tel. : Midland 3346 ... R.Davis 
Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 31 H. Owen 

Dublin : 9, Eden Quay. 

Tel. : Dublin 7337 B. Elliman 

Glasgow : 71, Sauchiehall Lane. 

Tel. : Douglas 0468-9 ... S. Gerson 

Leeds : King St. Chambers, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 30161-2 ... R.Gould 
Liverpool : 28, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 1835 S. Neerkin 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 4743 ... A. H. Jackson 
Newcastle : 47, Pink Lane. 

Tel.: Newcastle 27661 . . . R. Wedderburn 

BUTCHER'S FILM 
8ERVICE, LTD., 

175, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7282-3 and 9583. Grams. : 
Butchilms, Rath, London. 

Directors : F. W. Baker (Man. 
Dir.), E. G. Roy, C. E. Killick, 
G. H. Martineau, G. D. Midgley, 
F.C.A. (Secretary), G. V. J.Maxted. 

Accountant : W. G. Chalmers. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London C. W. Burfield 

Belfast : 133, Roval Avenue. 

Tel. : Belfast 27508 . . J. M. Ritchie 
Birmingham : 42, Horse Fair. 

Tel. : Midland 0047 ... J. E. Fishley 
Cardiff : Dominion House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 3182 A. G. Bum 



Glasgow : 164, Howard St. 

Tel. : Central 1034 ... M. L. Reid 

Leeds : 41, Abion St. 

Tel: : Leeds 26339 E. Tyler 

Liverpool : 9, Commutation Row. 

Tel. : North 0862 H. Arnold 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel.: Blackfriars 1433 ... T.C.Preston 
Newcastle : 94, Westgate. 

Tel. : Central 23136 ... R. H. Smith 

L. CHAFIR, 

17, Queen Anne St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Langham 1589 and 2576. 
Grams : Chahr, London. 

COLUMBIA PICTURES 
CORP., LTD., 

139, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 4321. Grams : Columfilm, 

Rath, London. 
Directors : Harry Cohn, Jack Cohn, 

A. Schneider, J. A. McConville, 

J. Segal, L. R. Woolner, Jos. 

Friedman (Man. Dir.), M. Thorpe 

(Assistant Man. Dir.). 
Secretary : F. G. Hill. 
Publicity : H. F. Kessler- Howes. 
Branch Supervisors : E. Bryson, 

J. Pettifor. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London E.J.B. Raymond 

Belfast : North St. Arcade. 

Tel. Belfast 24047 D. Kealy 

Birmingham : 28, Severn St. 

Tel. : Midland 3373 ... W. Smith 
Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1520 J. A. Jenkins 

Dublin : 64, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 7260 G. Jay 

Glasgow : 164, Buchanan St. 

Tel. : Douglas 0306 ... C. Beveridge 
Leeds : 3, Alfred St. 

Tel. : Leeds 29488 J. Winter 

Liverpool : 14a, Norton St, 

Tel. : North 2284 ... N. Levey 

Manchester : 42, Deansgate. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 5624 ... E. P. Epstein 
Newcastle : Film House, 67, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24261 ... A. P. Rose 

CORONEL RENTING AND 
PRODUCTION, LTD., 

130, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 3400. 
Managing Director : Sidney A. 

Coronel. 
Branch Addresses : 

Manchester : Room 28, 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 2960. 
Leeds : 4, Little way, Leeds, 7. 
Tel. ; 63214. 



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CORONEL PICTURES LTD., 

130, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 3400. 
Managing Director : Sidney A- 

Coronel. 

Branch Addresses : 

Manchester : Room 28, 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 2960. 
Leeds : 4. Littleway, Leeds, 7. 

Tel. : 63214. 

HORACE S. COXALL, LTD., 

153, Queen St., Glasgow. Tel. : 
Central 9410. 

Despatch Dept.: F.T.S. (Gt. Britain), 
Ltd., Fairfield House, Arcadia St., 
Bridgeton, Glasgow. Tel.: Bridge- 
ton 2031. 

Man. Dir. : Horace S. Coxall. 

Branch Address : 

X. Ireland : 36, Gresham St., Belfast. 

Tel. : 25351 ... S. A. Durbidge 

EAGLE-LION 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

169, Oxford St., London. W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9777. Grams : 
Eaglion, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman), Air-Cmdr. F. M. 
F. West, V.C., C.B.E., MX. Man. 
Dir.), Ralph S. Bromhead, (Gen. 
Man.), E. T. Carr, John Davis, 
L. W. Farrow, C.B.E.. John Woolf. 

Secretary : J. Foster. 

EMPIRE FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, 

(Proprietors : E.F.D.. Ltd.) 
Radnor House, 93, Regent' St., W.l. 

Tel. : Mayfair 9901 (7 lines). 
Despatch Dept.: Central House, 12, 

Gt. Newport St., W.C.2. Tel. : 

Temple Bar 8615 and 5240. 
Directors : M. Goodman, Victor 

Cochrane Hervey. 
Agents : 

Birmingham : W. H. Smith, The Sovereign 
Exclusives, 364, Barrows Lane, Sheldon, 
Birmingham. Tel. : Sheldon 2173. 

Leeds : Clifford Kemp, 15, Cavendish 
Chambers, 91, The Headrow, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 27702. 

Liverpool and Manchester : Ben. C. Gibbs, 
Ltd., 3, The Parsonage. Manchester, 3. 
Tel. : Blackfriars 3069. 



Newcastle : G. Cowan, Central Agency Films 
Imperial Buildings, 94, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1. Tel. : 24291-2. 

Ireland and Scotland : Horace S. Coxall, Ltd., 
153, Queen Street, Glasgow, Ci. Tel.: 
Central 9410. 



EROS FILMS, LTD., 

Ill, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3202-9. Grams: Eros- 
films. Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Phil Hyams (Chairman), 
Sid Hyams (Man. Dir.), Ben 
Henry, O.B.E., N. J. Hyams. 

General Sales Manager : Xat 
Kramer. 

Secretary : J. Saunders. 

Publicity Manager : M. Stern. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... L. Greenspan 

Birmingham, 29, Horsefair. 

Tel. : Midland 1 75 1 -2 ... M. Hearn 

Cardiff : 46, Charles Street. 

Tel. : 82745 C. Coles 

Glasgow : 240, Clyde Street. 

Tel. : Central 39 112 ... G. Foster 

Leeds: 17, Wellington Street. 

Tel.: 29196-7 .. M. Simans 

Liverpool : 10a, Norton Street. 

Tel. : North 2006-7 -•• L- Ross 

Manchester : Mawson Chambers, 28, Deans- 
gate 

Tel. : Blackfriars 9701 ... T. Redford 

Newcastle : 11, Fenkle Street. 

Tel.: 22052 D. Leslie 

Belfast : Egan Film Service, 12, Garfield St. 
Tel. : 27508. J. Hardiman 

Dublin : Egan Film Service, 66, Middle Abbey 
St. Tel. : 71138. E. Hardiman 



EQUITY BRITISH 
FILMS, LTD., 

26, St. Anne's Court, Wardour St.. 

W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 2208-9. 

Gram? : Highflyer, Rath, London, 
Managing Director : Bernard 

Smith. 

Branch Addresses : 

Birmingham : 364, Barrows Lane, Sheldon. 

Glasgow : T53, Queen St. 

Leeds: 15, Cavendish Chambers, 91, The 
Headrow. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Newcastle : Impsrial Bldgs., 94, Westgate Rd 



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EXCLUSIVE FILMS, LTD., 

Hammer House, 113, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 2015-8. 

Directors: William Hammer, 
Enrique Carreras, Lt.-Col. James 
Carreras, O.B.E., Anthony Hinds. 

FAMOUS FILMS 
(LONDON), LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3872. 

Directors : F. S. Bentley, S. C. 
Allen, Gilbert Church, J. C. Jones. 

FEDERATED FILM 
CORP., LTD., 

National House, 60-66, Wardour 
St., W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 6704 
and 9400. Grams & Cables : 
Filmfed, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Harold Bairn (Man. 
Dir.), Glenda Bairn. 

Branch Addresses : 

London : Butcher's Film Service 

Birmingham : 
Cardiff : 
Leeds : 
Liverpool : 
Glasgow : 
Manchester : 
Newcastle : 

Belfast and Dublin : Egan Film Service, Ltd. 
Tel. : Dublin 71138-9. 

FILM TRADERS, LTD., 

167, Oxford St., W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 
9425-7. 

Directors : Lt.-Col. P. C. Burton, 
P. B. H. Burton, G. M. 
Hollering (Austrian). 

Secretary : Miss Mai Harris. 

G.C.T. (DISTRIBUTORS) LTD., 

199, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 5004-5. 
Directors: H. H. Wingate, M. 

Wingate, C. V. Bargate, J. 

Williams. 

GENERAL FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

127-133, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel: Gerrard 7311. Grams: 
Genfidis, Rath, London. 



Directors: J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; John Woolf, 
E. T. Carr (Joint Man. Dirs.) ; 
L. W. Farrow, John Davis. 

Secretary : Rowland W. M. Wright. 
Ass. to Man. Dirs. : Sidney Jackson. 
Joint Sales Managers : John 

Jacobs, Sidney Caverson. 
Assistant Sales Manager : 

Harold Boodson. 
Circuit Manager : Cecil Graves. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

Belfast : Garfield Chambers, Royal 

Avenue. Tel. : 23934 ••• C. Roberts 

Birmingham : 42, Horsefair. 

Tel. : Midland 4361 . . O. Ward 

Cardiff: Dominion Arcade, Queen 

St. Tel. : 2916 D. Thomas 

Dublin : 93, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : 76741 R. C. McKew 

Glasgow : 97, Bath St. Tel. : 

Douglas 1064-6 R. Ancill 

Leeds : 15, Wellington St. Tel. : 

28578 C. Walton 

Liverpool : 9, Camden St. Tel. : 

North 0574 H. Brooks 

London and Home Counties : 

127-133, Wardour Street, W.i. 

Tel. : Gerrard 73 11 . . H. Boodson 
Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 3686 ... S. Redford 
Newcastle : 134, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : 27248 ... ... J. Harwood 

Nottingham : Milton Chambers, 

Milton St. Tel. : 45758 O. Ward 

Sheffield : Stirling Chambers, 

Campo Lane. Tel. : 21030 M. Yasne 

BEN C. GIBBS, LTD., 

3, The Parsonage, Manchester, 3. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 3062. 
Directors : Fen C. Gibbs (Managing 

Director), Miss Amy A. Atherton 

(Secretary). 

GRAND NATIONAL 
PICTURES, LTD., 

113, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 6543-4-5 and 6525. Grams: 
Granapic, Rath, London. 

Directors : Maurice J. Wilson 
(Chairman and Managing Director); 
Ronald Wilson. 

General Sales Manager : Arthur 
Reid. 

Circuit Manager : John Teasdale. 

Branch Supervisor : Arthur 
Josephs. 



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CINEMA DISPLAY SERVICE 

STILL CASES 
BACKGROUNDS 
CATEGORY BOARDS 
SEAT INDICATORS 
QUEUEING SIGNS 

EASELS • FRAMES, Etc., Etc. 

Manufactured in finest selected veneers 
and coloured plastics 

FURTHER DETAILS and TERMS OF OUR 
EQUIPMENT, WITH WEEKLY or BI-WEEKLY 
PUBLICITY SERVICE WILL BE SENT ON 
REQUESTor OUR REPRESENTATIVE WILL CALL 

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Publicity : Jack Dawe. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London L Barber 

Birmingham : 38, John Bright St. 

Tel.: Midland 0541 ... W.Williams 
Bristol : 62, Callington Road, Brislington. 

Tel.: Bristol 76600 ... Ken Matthews 
Cardiff : 26, Charles Street. 

Tel.: Penarth 1387 ... Frank Taylor 
Glasgow : 38, Bath Street. 

Tel.: Douglas 4284 ... Paul Ellis 
Leeds : 60, Wellington Street. 

Tel. : Leeds 21179... G. H. Doubleday 
Liverpool : 10, Commutation Row. 

Tel.: North 1776 Maurice Lever 

Manchester : Office No. 63, Crom- 

ford, House, Cromford Court, 

Market Street. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 3840 J. Stern 

Newcastle : 94, Westgate Road. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24291 — 

Nottingham : 58, Loughborough Road, West 
Bridgford ... G. H. Vangelder 



INTERNATIONAL FILM 
RENTERS, LTD., 

167, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 2727-8-9. Grams : Film- 
renta-Phone, London. 

Directors : Martin Wronker 
(Governing Dir.), T. D. Richardson, 
David Ostrer, B. S. Lane, A. 
Chenery. 

Secretary : F. W. Coulling. 

Branch Addresses : 

Birmingham : No. 4 Office, 38, John Bright 

Street. Tel. : Midland 4839. 
Cardiff : 28, Charles Street. 

Tel. : Cardiff 3732. 
Leeds : 34, Wellington Street. 

Tel. : Leeds 3°555- 
Liverpool : 29a, Islington. Tel. : North 0755, 
Manchester : Rooms 56-57, 42, Deansgate. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 9761. 
Newcastle: 113, Westgate Road. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24945. 
Nottingham : 44, Ebers Road, Mapperley 

Park. Tel. : Nottingham 65990. 
Glasgow : 153, Queen Street. 

Tel. : Central 9410. 
Belfast : 36, Gresham St. Tel. : Belfast 25351. 



KEAN FILM PRODS., LTD., 

34, Wellington St., Leeds. Tel. : 
24947. 

Directors : Joseph Kean (Man. 
Dir.), M. Rich (Secretary). 

KEY FILMS DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

Hammer House, 113, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 2015-8. 

Directors : Enrique Carreras (Man. 
Dir.), Lt.-Col. James Carreras, 
M.B.E. 

KINOGRAPH 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 4148. 

Directors : F. T. Lenton (Man. 
Dir.), J. M. Buller. 

Secretary : N. T. Wood. 

MAJESTIC FILMS, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. 

Gerrard 4038. 
Directors: Gilbert Church, J. C. 

Jones, P. J. Crofts. 

MANCUNIAN FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD., 

3, The Parsonage, Manchester, 3. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 1023. 
Directors : John E. Blakeley, 

M. I. Blakeley, T. A. Blakeley, 

John Ed. Blakeley. 

METRO-GOLD WYN-MAYER 
PICTURES, LTD., 

19, Tower St., W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 8444. Grams : Metrofilms, 
Telex, London. 

Directors : S. Eckman, Jnr., C.B.E. 
(Chairman and Man. Dir.), Arthur 
M. Loew (U.S.), Morton A. Spring 
(U.S.), J. Robert Rubin (U.S.), 
J. C. Squier. 



HARRISONS for 

SEATING 

Theatre and Cinema Furnishers 
CLIFTON MILLS, COLBORNE, LANCS 

Telephone: GOLBORNE 326-7 



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General Sales Manager : E 
Hancock. 

Assistant Sales Manager : D. 
King. 

Secretary : Cecil A. Maitland, 
A.C.A. 

Branch Supervisor: W. Hutchison. 

Press Relations : Mervyn 
McPherson. 

Advertising and Publicity : J. 
Leslie Williams. 

Branch Addresses and Managers 

London W. Walsh 

Belfast : 40-46, Ann Street. 

Tel. : 27637-8 F. Keogh 

Birmingham : 75a, Suffolk St. 

Tel. : Midland 3937-8 N. King 

Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1203 ... E. F. Butterworth 

Dublin : 9a, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 71781-2 ' J. Lyons 

Glasgow : 10, Dixon St. 
Tel. : Central 7296-8 ... H. G. Spary 

Leeds : 34, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 32267-8 ... L.Hutchinson 

Liverpool : 2, Wood St. 

Tel. : Royal 5887-8 . ... T. P. Nicol 

Manchester : Palatine House, 76, Victoria St. 
Tel.: Blackfriars 0351-2 ... T.Connor 

Newcastle : 15, Eldon Sq. 

Tel. Central 27656-7 ... C. F. West 

MONARCH FILM CORP., LTD., 

Morris House, Jermyn St., S.W.I. 
Tel.: Whitehall 9511-3. Grams: 
Monarfilm, Piccy, London. 

Directors : William J. Gell, C.B.E. 
(Man. Dir.), Alfred E. Andrews 
(Joint Man. Dir.), Joseph Wyatt, 
William Vincent Gell. 

Secretary : S, F. Homewood. 

Publicity : George Mowforth, 



National House, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 8368. 

Branch Addresses 

Birmingham: 18, Burlington Chambers, New 
Street. Tel. : Midland 3297. 

Cardiff : Gordon Chambers, 31, Queen Street. 
Tel. : Cardiff 7281. _ 

Leeds : 15, Cavendish Chambers, 91, The 
Headrow. Tel. : Leeds 27702. 

Liverpool: 30, Central Buildings, 113 
Islington. Tel. : North 0301. 

Manchester : 82, Deansgate Arcade, Deans- 
gate. Tel. : Blackfriars 5156. 

Newcastle : 132, Westgate Roack 
Tel. : Newcastle 24968. 

Nottingham : 17, Forman Street. 
Tel. : Nottingham 43828. 

Glasgow : 153, Queen Street. 
Tel. : Central 9410. 

M.B.F. DISTRIBUTORS, 

la, Horn Lane, Acton, W.3. Tel. : 
Acorn 1239 or Ealing 4347. 

Directors :. G. A. Ford, Maurice 
Ford, Edward C. Richardson. 

Foreign Division : Frank Lawson. 

MOTION PICTURES, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 4038. 
Directors : Gilbert Church, J. C. 

Jones. 

NEW REALM 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Oueen's House, Leicester Square, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 2360, 2368-9, 
6302-3. Grams : Nurealmpic, 

. Lesquare, London. 

Directors : E. J. Fancey, S. A. 
Fancey. 

OMNIA FILMS, LTD., 

90, Regent Street, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Regent 5546. 



SUPASIGNS LTD. 

42, HOXTON SQ., LONDON, N.1 

'Phone: CLE. 2354 



SBLK SCREEN PRINTING for 

discriminating Renters and Exhibitors 



Makers of 
CATEGORY BOARDS, 
SEATING INDICATORS, 
QUEUEING STANDS, Etc. 



Please order through your 
usual Equipment House. 



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Directors : Steven Pallos, Lord 
Grantley, F. Burgis, John Sutro. 

General Manager : George J. 
Maidment. 

Secretary : F. Kelly. 

PARAMOUNT FILM 
SERVICE, LTD., 

162-170, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7700. 

Directors : James E. Perkins 
(Chairman and Man. Dir.), F. E. 
Hutchinson (Director of Sales), 
E. Ayres, P. D. Corn well. 

Secretary : P. D. Cornwell. 

Director of Theatres and Pub- 
licity : T. C. Reddin. 
Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London: D. Abbey 

Birmingham : 64, New St. 

Tel. : Midland 5981 ... M. P. Gough 

Cardiff : 14-18, The Friary. 
Tel. : Cardiff 7673-4 ... G. Hawksbee 

Dublin : 34, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 75608-9 ... N. Barrield 

Glasgow : 184, St. Vincent St. 

Tel. : City 4421 A. F. Gibson 

Leeds : 48, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 20471 H. S. Marshall 

Liverpool: Paramount House, 14, Fraser St. 
Tel.: North 2113 H. Nisbet 

Manchester : 22, Dickinson St. 
Tel. : Central 4793 N. Wild 

Newcastle : Paramount House, 167, Westgate 
Rd. Tel. : Newcastle 21564-5 T. Ledger 

PICCADILLY CINEMATOGRAPH 
FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD., 

101, Wardour St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 4005-7. 
Directors : C. Pattinson - Knight 

(Man. Dir.), T. Svenssom W. 

Grummitt. 
Director of Publicity : S. 

McAlister. 



London Sales Manager : S. B. 
Jacobs. 

Agents : 

Birmingham : J. Fishley, Butchers Film 
Service, 42, Horsefair. Tel : Midland 0047. 

Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales : 
Ben C Gibbs, 3, The Parsonage. 

Newcastle : G. Cowan, Central Agency Films, 
94, Westgate Road. 

Leeds : Clem West, 20, King Street Chambers, 
Wellington Street. 

Glasgow : A. White, 57, Oswald Street. 

West of England : A. Charig, Flat No. i, 
33, North St., Nr. G.P.O., Taunton, 
Somerset. 

Cardiff : D. A. Smith, Queens Hotel. 

Eire : J. Hanlon, Irish International Film 
Agency, 112, Marboro' Street, Dublin. 

Northern Ireland : H. S. Coxall, Ltd., 36, 
Gresham Street, Belfast. 

PIONEER EXCLUSIVES LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 3872. 
Directors : Gilbert Church, B. 

Church, J. C. Jones. 

PREMIER DISTRIBUTORS, LTD. 

Piccadilly House, 16-17, Jermyn St., 
S.W.I. Tel. : Regent 4724-5-6. 

Directors : Eric L. H. Cosby (Chair- 
man), Leonard Urry (Man. Dir.), 
C. H. Miller (Sec), Herbert Wynne 
(General Manager), Derrick Wynne 
(General Sales Manager). 

Agents : 

London: D. Smith, Piccadilly House' 
Jermyn St., W.i. Tel.: Regent 4724-5-6. 

Birmingham : W. H. Smith, ; Sovereign 
.Exclusive, 364, Barrows Lane, Sheldon. 
Tel. : Sheldon 2173. 

Cardiff : Frank Taylor, 26, Charles St. 

Glasgow *'H. S. Coxall, 153, Queens St, C.i. 
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Leeds : Clifford Kemp, 15, Cavendish 

Chambers, 91, The Headrow, 1. Tel. : 

Leeds 27702. 
Liverpool: A. Sydney, n, Camden Street, 

Liverpool, 3. Tel. : North 2336. 
Manchester : Ben C. Gibbs, 3, The Parsonage, 

Manchester, 3. Tel. : Blackfrairs 3062. 
Newcastle : G. Cowan, Central Agency Films, 

94, Westgate Rd., Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24291-2. 

PRODUCERS 

REPRESENTATIONS, LTD., 

90, Regent St., London, W.l. Tel. : 

Regent 5546. 
Directors : Steven Pallos, Lord 

Grantley, F. Burgess, John Sutro. 
General Manager : George J. 

Maidment. 
Secretary : F. Kelly. 

REID'S FILM SERVICE, 

164, Howard St., Glasgow, CI. 
Sole Partner : M. L. Reid. 

RENOWN PICTURES 
CORP., LTD., 

Independent House, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 4403-5. 
'Grams : Renownpic, Wesdo, 
London. 

Director: James G. Minter, FX. A. A. 

(Governing Director). 
General Sales Manager : Louis 

Petigor. 

Branch Supervisor : John Bolloten. 
London Branch Manager : L. 
Hope. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London . . L. Sacks, G. Coupar, I.. Lee 

Belfast : 36, Gresham St. 

Tel.: Belfast 25351 ... S. Durbidge 

Birmingham : 43a, Horsefair. 

Tel. : Midland 1938 ... F. S. Morris 

Cardiff : 90, Queen St. 

- Tel. : Cardiff 339 G. Jones 

Glasgow : 101, St. Vincent St. 

Tel. : Central 5980 P. Gordon (Manager), 

A. Colquhoun. 
Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 8994 L. Deal (Manager), 

I. Lever. 
Liverpool : 17a, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 1691 H. Goodman 

Newcastle : Angus Bldgs., 7, Pink Lane. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24722 ... L. Travers 
Leeds : 3, Pearl Bldgs., East Parade. 
• Tel. : 28647 ... S. Childs (Manager), 

D. Hopton. 
Nottingham : 43a, Horsefair, 

Birmingham. Tel. : Midland 1938. 

S. J. Phipps 

West of England : 90, Queens St. 
Tel.: Cardiff 339 ... D.H.Daniels 

RITCHIE FILM SERVICE, LTD., 

133, Royal Avenue,' Belfast, N.l. 
Tel. : Belfast 27508. 



Directors: J. M. Ritchie, L. J. 
Ritchie (Capt.), D. H. Ritchie 
(Capt.). 

Branch Address ; 

Dublin : 4, Mary St. 
Tel. : Dublin 70335. 

RKO-RADIO PICTURES, LTD., 

2-4, Dean St., W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
5640. 'Grams : Arkopict, Rath, 
London. 

Directors : Robert S. Wolff (Chair- 
man and Man. Dir.); Sir Randle 
F. Holme ; Ned E. Depinet (U.S.); 
P. H. Reisman (U.S.); G. W. 
Dawson. 

General Sales Manager : J. 

Vegoda. 
Secretary : G. W. Dawson. 
Publicity : David Jones. 
Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London G. Chester 

Birmingham : 51, John Bright St. 

Tel. : Midland 31 81-2 ... M.Green 
Cardiff : Dominion House, Queen St. 

Tel.: Cardiff 730-1 ... J.Morris 

Glasgow : ioa, Bothwell St. 

Tel. : Central 9761-2 ... E.D.Burns 
Leeds : 1, Wellington Chambers, City Sq. 

Tel. : Leeds 30048-9 ... A. Baylev 
Liverpool : 75-77, Lime St. 

Tel. : Royal 4251 ... C. N. Wilkinson 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 4224 W. S. Browning 
Newcastle : 19, Bath Lane. 

Tel.: Newcastle 20503 ... J. Arnott 

Dublin : 75. Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dubhn 75169 ... H. McNallv 
Belfast : 27, Garfield St. 

Tel. : Belfast 20977 ••• H. McNallv 

THE SELZNICK STUDIO 
RELEASING DIVISION, LTD., 

146, Piccadilly, W.l. Tel.: Mayfair 
8272. 'Grams: Srobritain, Audley, 
London. Cables : Srobritain. Lon- 
don. 

Directors : M. A. Kramer; E. L. 
Scanlon; L. R. Case; L. Lewis 
(Managing); J. Reissar; Y. J. 
Hoare (Executive). 

Publicity : Jack Francis. 

SHERWOOD FILMS, LTD., 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 4148. 
Directors : F. T. Lenton (Man. 

Dir.) ; J. M. Buller. 
Secretary : N. T. Wood. 

SOUND-SERVICES, LTD., 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
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Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; F. A. Hoare (Man. Dir.) ; 
A. T. Burlinson; E. W. Beckett; 
H. S. Hind; A.M.I.E.E.; E. S. 
Morden. 

STAHL PYRAMID 
FILMS, LTD,, 

130, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 3400. 
Directors : H. W. Collinson ; C. 

Collinson. 

STIRLING FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, 

86, Wardour St., W. 1 . Tel. : Gerrard 
8519. 

Directors : F. W. Allwood; M. Slater. 



SYDNEY FILM SERVICE. 



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11, Camden St., Liverpool, 3. 

North 2336. 
Sole Proprietor : Arthur Sydney. 
Agent : 

Leeds : Clem West, 20, King St. Chambers, 
Wellington St. Tel. : Leeds 26341. 

20th CENTURY-FOX 
FILM CO., LTD., 

Twentieth Century House, Soho 
Square, London, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7766. 'Grams: Centfox 
Rath, London. 

Directors : Spyros P. Skouras, 
(U.S., formerly Greek) (Chairman); 
W. J. Kupper (U.S.) (Man. Dir.); 
W. C. Michel (U.S.); K. N. Har- 
greaves; Maurice Silverstone (U.S.); 
J. F. Pattinson. 

Director of Sales : J. F. Pattinson. 

Assistant Sales Manager : E. G. 
Milloy. 

Special Head Office Representa- 
tives : P. Livingstone ; L. N. 
Talbot ; H. J. Williamson. 

Publicity : Selby Howe. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London C. S. MacGregor 

Birmingham : 50-52, Broad St. 

Tel. : Midland 4755 ••• V.R.Jones 
Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1744 ... A. G. Rogers 

Dublin : qb, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 73068 ... B. T. Britten 
Glasgow : 77, Mitchell St. 

Tel. : Central 1056 ... W. Carrutners 

Leeds : 254, Harrogate Road. 

Tel.: Leeds 61053 ••• R.Dickson 

Liverpool : 31, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 0435 J. Todd 

Manchester : Royal London House, 

196, Deansgate. 

Tel.; Blackfriars 7634 ... W.Fisher 



Newcastle : 180, Westgate Road. 

Tel. : Newcastle 21 461 H. T. Holdstock 



UNITED ARTISTS 
CORP., LTD., 

Film House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5084. 'Grams : 
Unartisco, Rath, London. 

Directors : . Mary Pickford (U.S.) 
(alternate, W. J. Smith); Charles 
Chaplin (British) (alternate, C. 
Gordon Ross); A.W. Kelly (U.S.), 
(alternate F. W. Slattery). 

General Sales Manager : M. C. 
Morton. 

Director of Publicity : J. Pole. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... A. E. Cheek 

Birmingham : 11, Hollo way Head. 

Tel. : Midland 3733 ... P. Kutner 
Cardiff : 48, Charles St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 5555-6 ... L. Morris 

Dublin : 71, Middie Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 74820 ... J.J.Martin 
Glasgow : 26, Blythswood Sq. 

Tel : Douglas 5822 ... W. Bendon 
Leeds : Wellesley Bldgs., 17, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 30148-9 ... E. A. Isaacs 
Liverpool-: 12, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 0022-3 ••• D. M. Bickler 
Manchester : 3, The Parsonage, Deansgate 

Tel.: Blackfriars 8885-6 ... A. J. Baun 
Newcastle : 208, Westgate St. 

Central 23882 ... A. C. Henderson 

WARNER BROS. 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Warner House, Wardour St., W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 5600. 'Grams : 

Wabropic, Rath, London. 
Directors : Arthur S. Abeles, Jnr. 

(Managing Director); E. G. M. 

Fletcher; C. P. Stack. 
General Sales Manager : C. P. 

Stack. 

Secretary : W. Turner. 
Publicity : Gayne Dexter. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... ... D. Sugarman 

Birmingham : 145, Bristol St. 

Tel. : Midland 2236 ... M. E. Jones 
Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1365 D. Hourahane 

Dublin : 54, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 73941 ... G. Nash 

Glasgow : 8i, Dunlop St. 

Tel. : Central 4468 ... G.Lee 

Leeds : 3-4, Cabinet Chambers, Basinghall St. 

Tel. : Leeds 21564 ... W. A. Green 

Liverpool : 6-8, Islington. 

Tel. : North 2295 L. H. Leonard 

Manchester : 12, Mount St. 

Tel.: Deansgate 4597 ... F. W. Stanbury 
Newcastle : Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 26627 G. T. Turnbull 



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By P. G. Baker 



DURING the 12 months ended 
December 31 our studios 
wholly completed 63 first 
feature pictures compared 
with 59 in 1947. In addition there 
were three first features made over- 
seas or wholly on location, 18 second 
feature films made in the studios, 
and scores of " featurettes " made 
on location and in the cutting rooms. 

Harold Wilson, President of the 
Board of Trade, announced the 
45 per cent, exhibitor quota of 
British first feature films in June. 
But instead of a steady increase in 
the overall production tempo, studio 
after studio went out of action, staff 
was dismissed and, by November, 
12 studios were idle. 

Studio Output 

The J. Arthur Rank Organisation 
in association with Ealing studios 
completed 34 first features of the 
year's total, plus two location-only 
first features and four second features 
from Highbury. 

The Sir Alexander Korda studios, 
including British National which was 
taken on a lease in June, made eight 
first features. 

The Associated British-Pathe set- 
up completed three pictures in 
addition to films handled by Pathe 
from independent producers. 

Last year Rank was responsible 
for 29 first features, Korda for seven, 
and ABPC made three. 

During 1948, there have been 18 
first features made by wholly in- 
dependent producing companies, in- 
cluding the five made directly by 
U.S. companies. 

Placing the studios in order of 
merit on films made per stage space 
available, the running goes like 
this :— 

1. Islington (3,404)— 3. 

2. Isleworth (5,025)— 9. 

3. Shepherd's Bush (5,121) — 4. 

4. Nettlefold (5,219)— 2. 

5. Riverside (6,337)— 6. 

6. Gate (6,775). 

7. Ealing (7,109)— 10. 



8. Welwyn (7,694)— 8. 

9. Pinewood (8,054)— 12. 

10. Teddington (10,147). 

11. Denham (11,024)— 11. 

12. MGM-British (16,515)— 14. . 

13. British National (16,778)— 7. 

14. Shepperton (22,500)— 13. 
Figures in brackets are the amount 

of space in sq. ft. used by each studio 
to complete one picture in proportion 
to the year's total output. Figures at 
the end of each line indicate the 1947 
placing, where available. 

British producers can now make 
use of all existing British studios, the 
final post-war rehabilitation being 
completed with the rebuilding of 
ABPC's Elstree plant, which was 
opened in July. The total facilities 
for 1949 are :— 

24 studios. 

72 sound stages. 

642,970 sq. ft. of stage space. 

Using eight fewer sound stages 
and nearly 100,000 sq. ft. less stage 
space, producers made 179 features 
in British studios during 1937. Let 
me say at once, that many of these 
films were very poor quota 
"quickies"; but the programme 
was designed for a 20 per cent, and 
not a 45 per cent. British exhibitor 
quota. 

"Kine" Digest 

Consider the output from the 
major studios in 1937, which was a 
little over 130 pictures. A complete 
digest of these films appeared on 
page 36 of the Kinematograph 
Weekly's New Year issue on Decem- 
ber 16, 1948. It is worth studying 
because if you compare it with the 
pictures made in British studios in 
recent months you'll be very, very 
surprised. 

A short while ago the KiNE.review 
editor, R. H. " Josh " Billings, 
made a cross section of the 40 
features he had seen during the first 
six months of 1948. He summed up .: 
" This makes 22 winners and place 
horses in a field of 40." That's the 
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average because every film can't be 
a record breaker; but it's not all 
that better than 1937. 

In September, 1948, the Kine. 
published a studio survey devoted 
to quota. At that time production 
was showing a steady improvement 
and exhibitors had a total of 194 
first features from which to book. 
But only 42 of these had not com- 
pleted, or were about to start their 
first run. The Kine. said then : 
" One thing is certain : we must have 
more new films from the studios." 

But the sudden speed-up in pro- 
duction which everyone expected did 
not take place. 

Costs Too High 

The greatest problem is that of 
production costs. Film making is 
expensive, too expensive for the 
home market ; and no sensible 
businessman will make an article 
which he cannot sell in his own 
country at a profit. 

British kinemas will yield about 
£200,000 for a producer if his picture 
is a really good box-office proposition. 
Only the really big winners will 
recover more than that from the UK. 
So if a producer spends more than 
£'200,000 on a picture, he depends on 
foreign markets to balance his books. 

British film making must be 
trimmed to British kinema economy. 
That doesn't mean that producers 
should not try to sell their pictures 
overseas ; but it's too great a risk to 
make a high budget film with the 
mirage of an overseas distribution 
contract as the only hope of recover- 
ing the negative costs. 

The J. Arthur Rank Organisation 
has learnt this lesson. Despite the 
criticisms made of the group during 
the past months, it has done more 
than any other combine to bring 
down schedules and costs to a reason- 
able level. In 1947 Mr. Rank 
reported a production loss of 
£h 500,000 to his shareholders, this 
year he disclosed a bank overdraft of 
£6,000,000 ; and he estimated a 
£6,000,000 investment in uncom- 
pleted pictures, plus £4,800,000 which 
it is hoped to recoup from films 
which were then on general release. 

Three years ago the Rank budgets 



were in the million bracket — " Lon- 
don Town " (£1,000,000), " Csesar 
and Cleopatra " (£1,300,000), " A 
Matter of Life and Death " (£650,000 ^ 
" Men of Two Worlds " (£600,000). 
Every film was not so expensive, but 
generally speaking, this was the 
" prestige era." 

During the last 12 months the 
group has slashed at its costs all 
round. Even the top films of the 
programme are not going above the 
£250,000 mark. 

More recently, the important 
Technicolor subject " Columbus " 
was turned out for £146,000, with 
" Quartet " costing £163,000, a large 
percentage of the budget going to 
the story rights. " My Brother's 
Keeper " cost just on the £100,000 
mark. 

Not every production group is 
cutting its costs. We have seen 
examples this year of fantastically 
high budgets, budgets fixed with an 
American distribution in mind. The 
Rank group has learnt to aim at the 
U.S. market, but to trim the budget 
to fit the home market. And it's a 
sound example to follow. 
Overlong Schedules 

Films go beyond budget when 
they occupy stage space for an un- 
reasonable length of time. It costs 
about £15,000 a week to keep a 
moderate production unit working 
in a major studio. Producers have 
been making a gallant effort to 
reduce the time spent in production. 
The five-day-week system introduced 
towards the end of 1947 has not 
helped tighten up the schedules. 
Last year I reported that the 1947 
average shooting schedule for first 
features was a little under 14 weeks. 
During 1948 the average for first 
features (calculated on a table of 54 
completed films) is 12.4. That is a 
remarkable figure and reflects great 
credit on the industry as a whole. 

There have been few extremes. 
Pictures have been completed in 
about ten weeks in the Rank studios. 
The long schedule films have been : 
" History of Mr. Polly " (Two 
Cities, 20 weeks), " Cardboard Cava- 
lier " (Two Cities, 18 weeks'), " Scott 
of the Antarctic " (Ealing, 19 weeks) 
" London Belongs to Me " (In- 



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Friends " (Cineguild, 
" Fallen Idol " (Carol Reed, 19 
weeks), " Queen of Spades " (ABPC, 
22 weeks), and " Bonnie Prince 
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Highlights of schedule and general 
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Labour Problems 

Studio labour is an intricate 
factor in estimating and keeping to 
a production budget. It's to be 
expected that the employees dis- 
agree with producer policy. What 
has been remarkable is the way 
unions and producers are learning to 
sort out their problems round a 
table instead of under the blackmail 
tactics of the unofficial strike. 

The BFPA is anxious about the 
final outcome of the agreements 
which it has with the trade unions. 
These agreements have been operat- 
ing for a trial period of 12 months. 
The BFPA gave ACT notice that 
it will terminate the agreement 
early in the year and wishes to make 
a completely new survey of the 
position. 

Some technical wage rates are 
high ; but wages are a relatively 
small part of any production budget. 
The producers want to cut restrictive 
practices, clear up overtime prob- 
lems, and generally get union 



backing for increased output. The 
unions have been alarmed by 
the widespread close down of studio 
space. Studio employees could not 
understand why staff was being dis- 
missed as redundant. They wanted 
to know why British National closed 
down in April, to remain idle until 
October ; why the Gate and High- 
bury studios were closed by the 
Rank group in the summer, and why 
Arthur Rank planned to close down 
Islington early in 1949 ; and they 
wanted to know why Riverside had 
been idle since September, Southall 
since August and Twickenham at the 
same time. It's hard to understand 
why Welwyn has had no production 
since October, why Manchester made 
only one film in 1948, why there has 
been " on-off " production at Nettle- 
fold and Marylebone, and why 90 
men were dismissed at Denham, 
nearly 100 from Ealing and the 
whole staff of Teddington given 
notice, until production plans were 
announced for January, 1949. 

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A direct cause of the widespread 
close down was the panic in the City. 
Finance houses have declined to lend 
money for film production which, 
they have argued, is no longer a 
reasonably good risk. Because of 
this, many " free-lance " producers 
were unable to make pictures. And 
even if money was available, many 
producers found it difficult to make 
distribution and studio arrangements 
which would enable them to cast an 
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should be made quite clear. At no 
time has the Board tried to run the 
film industry. It framed the Films 
Act to protect British production, 
and it can't be expected to do much 
more than that. A senior Films 
Division official told me recently : 
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specific figures. No figures have yet 
been given the council, although a 
formula has been agreed for the best 
method of submitting them. 

The council held its second meeting 
on November 29. Producers and 
unions then told Harold Wilson their 
views on redundancy, the method of 
fixing exhibitor quota and other pro- 
duction matters. But the fact is 
that very little of a constructive 
nature had been done by this council 
during 1948, although it was set up 
during a time of crisis. 

The Board, pressed by the unions, 
formed a committee under the chair- 
manship of Sir George Gater to review 
the possibilities of a State-owned 
studio. Sir George advised the 
Government not to go into the film 
business. 

In a memorandum to that report, 
the BFPA stated : " An important 
factor in reducing the cost of pro- 
duction is to keep all studio stages 
and permanent staff in continuous 
employment." The producers argued 
that studio space has not been fully 
occupied, and that it would there- 
fore be hazardous for the State to 
provide additional space. 

Nevertheless, it was difficult to 
appreciate that statement in the light 
of events. 



The independent film makers have 
complained that the Government is 
not giving them the right kind of 
support. The National Film Finance 
Company, which lent over /l, 000,000 
to the British-Lion group of com- 
panies, was formed to help the " free 
lance." But the provision of State 
funds to supplement the lack of faith 
in the City is bristling with diffi- 
culties. 

Early in 1949 a Board of Trade 
committee was preparing to in- 
vestigate the whole field of distribu- 
tion and exhibition, headed by Lord 
Portal as chairman. 

The whole problem of making 
films in all the studios at the right price 
must be solved at once. Reissues 
can only keep kinemas going for a 
few months at the most, and, if the 
full quota is to be met later in 1949 
British studios will have to be making 
at the minimum 100 first features a 
year. And the maximum which can 
be made on available stage space 
(unless we revive the " quickie ") is 
120. That can only be done with 
all the studios working all of the 
time. 

Britain has some of the finest 
production plants in the world. We 
are making the best equipment 
possible for the studios. And the 
merits of our technicians can be 
seen in the high standard of nearly 
every film which is turned out of he 
studios. 

New Technique 

New technique, the " independent 
frame " and the advance of tele- 
vision, are all helping to make film 
production less expensive and to 
enable our studios to turn out more 
films. 

This is no time to argue whether 
the U.S. companies are making 
enough films in Britain or not ; it's 
no time to argue about details in 
union agreements; and certainly it's 
no time to query if exhibitors in some 
areas have a high enough quota. 
The production industry has the 
protection of a 45 per cent, quota — 
for better or for worse is beside the 
point because that is the law. Pro- 
ducers wanted a high quota. Let 
them deliver the goods. 



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Head Office & Works : 

CHARLOTTE STREET 
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Tel.: CENTRAL 1423 



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Studios and Production Units 



ACADEMY PICTURE 
CORPORATION. 

84, Wardour Street, W.l. 

Directors : Victor Sheridan, 
A.R.P.S., L. M. Mitchell. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment shorts, documentary, instruc- 
tional, advertising, educational 
and sponsored films of all kinds. 

Personnel : 

Executive producer Victor Sheridan, A.R.P.S. 
Associate producer . . L. M. Mitchell 

Director of photography . . Karl H. Carter. 
Studios : Imperial Sound Studios. 

ADVENT FILMS, LTD. 

Ascot House, 52, Dean Street, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 2050. 

Directors : Maurice Arthur Dent 
(Chairman) ; R. W. J. Hill, 
J. GuilLrmin. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Producer M. Arthur Dent 

Director R. W. J. Hill 

Associate producer. . . . J. Guillermin 

ALEXANDER KORDA FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

146, Piccadilly, London, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 8272. 

Directors : Sir Alexander Korda 
(Chairman) ; Hugh Quennell ; Vin- 
cent Korda, Zoltan Korda, Sir 
David Cunynghame, Bart. 

Secretary : C. F. Turner. 

ALLIANCE FILM STUDIOS, LTD. 

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. 

Tel. : Riverside 3012. 
Directors : Include — James A. 

Garter, H. Lewis, M. Shipman. 



Secretary : R. C. Liles. 
Owns and Controls : Riverside and 
Twickenham Studios. 

ALMANAK FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

54, Kensington Garden Square, W.2. 

Tel. :Eayswater 0497. 
Directors : Otto Kreisler, Kent 

Beckett. 

Production Executive : Otto 
Kreisler. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

ANGLO AMALGAMATED 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

National House, 60 /66, Wardour 
Street, London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7005-6. 

Directors : N. Cohen and Stuart 
Levy. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment shorts and features, Film 
agents. 

ANGLOFILM, LTD. 

197, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 9421-2-3. 

Directors : Rt. Hon. Lord Strabolgi 
(Chairman) ; Charles Forte, Fern- 
ando Landini, Reginald W. Fry, 
A.C.I. S. ; Reginald J. Eagle, 
A.L.A.A. ; Mario Zampi (Man. 
Dir.). 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 
Personnel : 

Assistant producer. . 
Production Manager 
Film Editor. . 



Mae Murray 
Victor Peck 
Giulio Zampi 



LEO WARD ABBEY FILMS 



K. ANDERSON 
Business Manager 



Sales Manager 

Independent Film Renters 

We are open to buy Distributing Rights of suitable product for Eire 

Immediate attention given to offers of 

NEWS ITEMS • SPORTS ITEMS • FIGHTS, etc. 

For urgent calls after office hours 'phone 95615 

43, MARY STREET, DUBLIN 

'Phones: 75205 and 70148 Telegraphic Address: "Filmwards Dublin" 



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FILM TREATMENT 

.1 

bv the 

PEERLESS SYSTEM 

gives 

PERMANENT PROTECTION AT LOW COST 
LONGER PRINT LIFE 
SAFEGUARD AGAINST SCRATCHES 
QUICK SERVICE— NO HANDLING 
EQUAL PROTECTION TO COLOUR FILMS 

will not 

GIVE WAY AT SPROCKET HOLES- 
SHRINK OR BECOME BRITTLE 

used by 
the major renters 



PEERLESS 
FILM PROCESSING LTD. 

8 & 9 LONG ACRE 
LONDON, W.C.2 

TELEPHONE: TEMPLE BAR 3049 



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Scenario Editor 
Cameraman 
Art Director 



. Kathleen Connors 
Cedric Williams 
Ivan King 



ANGLO SCOTTISH PICTURES, 
LTD. 

London Film Studio, Shepperton 
Middlesex. Tel. : Chertsey 2211 
Ext. 121. 

Directors : Bernard Davies 

Leonard Reeve, J. E. C. Slagg. 
Personnel: 

Directors 



Chief Editor 
Assistant Editor 
Lighting Cameraman 
Camera Operator . . 
Gen. Manager 
Continuity. 



Leonard Reeve. 

Peter Stiles. 
Julien Caunt^r. 

D. Elliot 
Bernard Davies. 
Dick Andrews. 
E. Andrews. 
Joan Summerscale. 



Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment shorts, documentary, instruc- 
tional, advertising, educational. 

ANSON DYER STUDIOS, LTD. 

Head Office and Studios : Strat- 
ford Abbey, Stroud, Glos. Tel. : 
Stroud 629. 

Directors : E. Anson Dyer (Man. 
Dir.) ; E. M. E. Dyer. 

Type of Production : See Stratford 
Abbev Films, Ltd. 



APOLLO FILMS LTD. 

17, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.l (Temp. 
Address). Tel. : Gerrard 5859. 

Directors : W. J. Fullerton (Chair- 
man), F. F. Sharles, Sir Granville 
Gibson, F. H. Bentley, C. R. 
Delliston, C. E. Tidswell. 

Producer : Rudolph Cartier. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

AQUILA FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Regd. Office : 59, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.I. Tel. : Temple Ear 4333. 

Studios : Pinewood Studios, Iver 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J.P. ; John Davis, George Archi- 
bald, J. P. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

THE ARCHERS FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

146, Piccadilly, W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 
8272. 

Directors : Michael Powell, Em- 
eric Pressburger. 



R. R. HEARD 



MANUFACTURERS 



LTD. 

ARC 
SPOTLIGHTS 



STUDIO 



ESTABLISHED 
1882 




INCANDESCENT 
SPOTLIGHTS 



DESIGNERS 



THEATRE 



Telephone : 
RODNEY 3136 



10 TRAFALGAR AVENUE, 
LONDON, S.E.15 



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SCIENCE FILMS L 

[Producers of 

BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL, 
INSTRUCTIONAL AND 
EDUCATIONAL FILMS 



TD. 



Specially Staffed and Equipped 
for dll Glasses of 

CINEMICROGRAPHY, ULTRA 
CLOSE-UP WORK, ANIMATED 
DIAGRAMS, STRIP FILMS 



THE STUDIOS, COLLEGE SLIP 
BROMLEY, KENT 

Tel: RAVensbourne 5150 

LONDON BRANCH: 28-30 LITTLE RUSSELL 
ST., W.C.1. TELEPHONE: HOLBORN 5249 



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General Manager : George R. 
Busby. 

Director of Publicity : Vivienne 
Knight. 

ARGYLE BRITISH 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

59, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.l. 

Managing Dir. : John Argyle. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

ASSOCIATED BRITISH 
PICTURE CORP., LTD. 

Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts., Tel. : Elstree 1600. 

Welwyn Studios, Welwvn Garden 
City, Herts., Tel. : Welwyn 
Garden 3241-7. 

Directors : Sir Philip Warter 
(Chairman) ; C. J. Latta (U.S.A.) 
(Man. Dir.) ; Robert Clark, M.A., 
LL.B. ; Eric G. M. Fletcher, LL.D. 
M.P. (Deputy Chairman) ; Edward 
Maloney, F.C.A. 

Secretary: J. H. McDonald, F.S. 
A. A. 

Executive Director in Charge of 
Production : Robert Clark, M.A., 
LL.B. 

Owns and Controls : Elstree and 
Welwyn Studios. 

ELSTREE STUDIOS 

Four stages, each 150 ft. by 100 ft. 
Recording system : RCA. 
Personnel : 

General Manager . . . . V. X. Dean. C..A. 
Studio Manager 

Personnel Manager . . J. Cameron 

Studio Accountant. . . . A. H. Goatman 

Recording Director . . H. Y. King 

Art Director . . . . T. Verity 

Chief Engineer . . . . C. Evemy 

Construction Manager . . A. Searle 

Master Carpenter . . . . A. Ebling 

Master Plasterer . . . . B. Moodnick 

Master Painter . . . . T. Weatherley 

Property Master . . . . W. Osborne 

Master Drapes . . . . F. Bowerbank 

Camera Maintenance . . H. Payne 

Still Department Manager F. Buckingham 

Transport Manager . . J. Day 

Stores Buyer . . . . S. A. Shawcroft 

Property Buyer . . . . D. May 

Canteen Manager . . . . W. Silcock 

WELWYN STUDIOS 

Three stages : 100 ft. by 80 ft.; 90 ft. by 60 ft,; 

60 ft. by 40 ft. 
Recording system : RCA 



Personnel : 

Studio Controller 
Assistant Studio Controller 
Sound Supervisor . . 
Chief Electrician . . 
Master Carpenter . . 
Property Master 
Master Painter 
Master Plasterer . . 



J. R. Walks 
R. Hinchley 
H. Benson 
P. Abb«tt 
S. Barnes 
Arthur Howe 
H. Glenister 
E. Tanner 



CONTRACTS AND CASTING 

Colquhoun House, Broadwick Street, London, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8646. 

Contracts Dept A. S. Hendry 

Casting Director . . . . Robert Lennard 

ASSOCIATED INDEPENDENT 
PRODUCERS OF 
GREAT BRITAIN, LTD. 

Nightingale Corner, Nightingale Rd.' 
Bushey, Herts., Tel. : Bushey 
Heath 1714. Regd. Offices: 19, 
Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 1464. 

Directors : J. Widgey Newman 
(Man. Dir.); R. W. Plaskitt ; C. 
Phillips. 

Producer and Film Director : J. 

Widgey Newman. 
Type of Production : Featurettes 

and shorts. 
Personnel : 

Art Director 

Cameras 



Assistant Cameras 
Editorial Assistants 



N. Griffin 
Roy Plaskett 
Eric Benham 
Fred Lock 
P. Briggs 
R. White 



PAUL BARRALET 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

26-27, and 12, D'Arblay Street, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 3579. 
Director of Productions : Paul 

Barralet. 
Secretary : Ethel Stoneham. 
Personnel : 

Film Directors . . . . Paul Barralet 
Peter Collin 

Production Manager . . Philip Home 
Script Writers . . . . Granville Squiers 
Isobel St. Vincent 
Cameramen . . . . A. Burger 

T. A. Glover 

Musical Director . . . . John Reynders 

Chief F.ditoress . . Constance Mulligan 

BASIC FILMS, LTD. 

18, Soho Square, W.l. Tel. : Ger- 
rard 7015. 

Cutting Rooms: 101, Wardour 

Street, W.l. 
Directors : R. K. Neilson Baxter, 

Kay Mander, J. B. Napier-Bell, 



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★ COMPLETE 
INSTALLATIONS 
UNDERTAKEN 




UNIVERSAL 

STUDIO EQUIPMENT 

Including : 

Incandescent and Arc Lamps, Microphone 
Booms, Camera Trucks and Tracks, 
EnJargers, Switch Boards, Dimmers, Lenses, 
Plugs, Sockets, Bulbs, Cables, etc, 




Sole Distributors 



MULTIPLE nE/IIVDUSTRIES 

■■■ LTD. 

//, THAMES ST., SUNBURY-ON-THAMES 

Telephone — Sunbury 3014 
Telegrams and Cables — "Streamline," Sunbury, England 



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Cynthia Whitby, A. Arthur Eng- 
lander. 

Secretary : R. S. Camplin, A.C.A. 

Type of Production : Scientific 
and educational. 

Personnel : 

Executive Producer R. K. Neilson Baxter 
General Manager . . . . R. S. Camplin 
Film Directors . . . . Kay Mander, 

J. B. Napier-Bell, John Shearman, John 

Rhodes. 

Cartoon Director and Chief Animator 

Cynthia Whitby 
Cameramen . . . . A. A. Englander, 

Michael Currer-Briggs 
Cutting Room Manager . . Peggy Dowling 

BIBLE FILMS, LTD. 

(Non-profit making company.) 
Holy Trinity Vicarage, Aylesbury, 
Tel. : Aylesbury 1234. 

Directors : Rev. Brian Hession. 
(Man. Dir.) ; Rev. J. K. Friedrich 
(U.S.) ; M. J. Hession ; Rev. B. 
S. W. Green ; Rev. F. E. Poad ; 
Rev. A. E. Payton. 

Film Director : Rev. Brian Hession. 
Type of Production : Religious films. 

THE BIG SIX FILM UNIT. 

35, Endell Street, Long Acre, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 7852 and 6076. 
Executive Producer : Edward 

Cook. 

Type of Production : Industrial, 

documentary. 
Personnel : 

Associate Producer. . John S. Abbot, Jnr. 
Cameraman . . . . Alfred Kerntiff 

BLACKHEATH FILM UNIT, LTD. 

9, North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey. 
Tel. : Leatherhead 3377. 

Directors : Ralph Cathles (manag- 
ing), Rupert Hardisty. 

Type of Production : Documentary 
instructional, industrial, publicity, 
puppet and diagram films. Film 
Strip Production Service. 

Personnel : 

Director /Cameramen Ralph Cathles, Rupert 
Hardisty 

Animation . . . . Dudley Ashton 

Assistante . . . . " Raymond Craggs 

Norman Owens 
Music Director . . Beryl Price 

One small studio, cutting room, etc. 



B.M. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Wembley Studios, Wembley Park, 
Middlesex. Tel. : Wembley 3000. 

Managing Director : Bernerd 
Mainwaring. 

Type of Production: Instruc- 
tional, educational and enter- 
tainment. 

BRITISH AND DOMINIONS 
FILM CORP., LTD. 

Pinewood Studios, Tver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700 Ext. 289. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; W.H.Cockburn ; 
E. Ronald Crammond ; John 
Davis ; L. W. Farrow, F.C.A. ; 
Lord Grantley ; Spencer M. Reis ; 
G. I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : M. L. Axworthy. 

BRITISH ANIMATED 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Hawker House, Portland Gardens, 
Harringay, N.4. Tel. : Stamford 
Hill 9221-5. 

Directors : L. E. Moring (Chairman 
and Man. Dir.) ; R. A. Smith 
(Secretary) ; H. C. W. Moring, 

• R. G. Lawrence, G. Moreno 
(Producer). 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment cartoons. 
Personnel : 

Producer and Director . . G. Moreno 

Animation Supervisor . . H. Mack 

Background and layout . . C Lipscombe 

Music Director . . . . Jose Norman 

BRITISH AVIATION 
PICTURES, LTD. 

The Manor, Davies Street, Berkeley 
Square, London, W.L Tel. : Mayfair 
4016. 

Directors : G. King ; E. Hurndall. 
Personnel : 

Film Director and Producer George King 
Scenarist ... ...... Katherine Strueby 

BRITISH DOCUMENTARY 
FILMS, LTD. 

Lindsay House, 171, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 8577. 

Directors : W.R. Hutchinson, B. Sc.; 
M. J. Hutchinson. 

Director of Productions': Rona 
Haines. 



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SERVICE 

ILFORD 

SERVICE 



ILFORD LIMITED NATIONAL HOUSE WARDOUR STREET/LONDON, W.I 



- TELEPHONE : CERRARD 2763 




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Artrick Film Service. 

Director of Diagrammatic Dept. : 
Charles Noble. 

Type of Production : Documentary, 
Educational, training, travel, and 
all types of specialized production. 

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BRITISH FILMS, LTD. 

199, Piccadilly, London, Wl. Tel. 

Regent 2828. 
Directors : Rt. Hon. Lord Denham, 

M.C. ; H.C.J. Russell Smith; K.L. 

Lockstone ; P. B. Frere, M.C. 

BRITISH LION STUDIO CO., LTD. 

Shepperton, Middlesex. Tel. : Chert- 
sey 2211. 

Isleworth, Middlesex. Tel. : Houns- 
low 2323. 

Directors : H. Quennell (Chair- 
man) ; Vincent Korda (Man. Dir.) ; 
H. G. Boxall ; Sir David Cunyng 
hame, Bart. ; Sir Arthur Jarratt. 

Owns and Controls : London Film 
Studio, Shepperton, and London 
Film Studio, IskworLh. 

Shepperton : Six stages ; two 150 ft. by 120 ft. 
two 100 ft. by 120 ft., one 250 ft. by 120 ft. 
(silent), one 100 ft. by 120 ft. 



60 acres of ground, including river, gardens 
woodland, park, jungle and ornamenta 
gardens. 

Isleworth : Three stages ; one 127 ft. by 82 ft. 

one 126 ft. by 43 ft., one 96 ft. by 44 ft. 
Recording sys terns : Five Western Electric. 

Two RCA. 

BRITISH MOVIETONE WS, LTD. 

22, Soho Square. London, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 7811-6. 
Director and General Manager : 

Sir Gordon Craig. 

Director and Editor : G. F. Sanger. 

Assistant Editor : T. F. Scales. 

Assistant General Manager : 
R. Gibbon. 

News Editor : E. T. Adams. 

Production Manager : J. L. Rams- 
den. 

BRITISH NATIONAL 
FILMS, LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel.: Elstree 1644. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman); Lady Yule ; G. M. Yule. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



BLACKHEATH FILM UNIT LTD. 

9, North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey. 



PRODUCERS OF DOCUMENTARY 
AND SPECIALISED SHORT FILMS 



Managing Director: RALPH CATHLES 



Telephone - - LEATHERHEAD 3377, 



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MOLE -RICHARDSON . ENGLAND . LTD 

Elgar 7205 CHASE ROAD . N.W.10 £lgar 68B4 

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BRITISH PARAMOUNT 
NEWS 

10, School Road, North Acton, 
N.W. 10. Tel. : Elgar 4030-7. 

Editor : E. J. H. Wright, M.B.E. 

Assistant Editor : J. Stagg. 

News Editor : F. Partington. 

Technical Supervisor : A. M. 
Smith. 

Accountant : E. Cohen. 

BRITISH PICTORIAL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 
(UNIVERSAL NEWS). 

127, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3265. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; John Davis, 
C. W. Jtapes, John Woolf. 

Personnel : 

Producer . . .... C. W. Jeapes 

Newsreel Editor (Universal 

News) C. R. Snape 
Commentator (Universal 

News) Peter Watson 
Shorts Production Manager H. Reg. Parsons 
Secretary E. P. Cole 

Type of Production : Newsreel, all 
types of shorts. 



BRUNNER LLOYD & CO., LTD. 

23, Denmark Street, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 2519 and 2510. 

Type of Production : Films for 
Government Departments, spon- 
sored commercial films. 

BRUTON FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Piccadily House, 16-17, Jermyn 
Street, S.W. 1 . Tel. : Regent 5561 . 

Directors : Eric L. H. Cosby; 
Leonard Urry ; John Sutro. 

Secretary : C. H. Miller. 

Director of Production : Herbert 
Wynne. 

Production Manager : Derrick 
Wynne. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment Features. 

BURNHAM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Canada House, Norfolk Street, Strand, 
W.C.2. 

Directors : Lord Grantley (Chair- 
man) ; John Corfield ; George 
Tarbat ; Harold Huth ; Hon. 
Charles Strutt ; W. T. Vint; 
John Saunders. 



ACMADE Ltd 

MOTION PICTURE ENGINEERS 

ACMADE HOUSE, 101 WARDOUR ST., W.l. 
manufacturers of 

• ACMIOLA FILM VIEWING AND SOUND 

REPRODUCING MACHINES 

• FOOT JOINERS 

• SYNCHRONIZERS 

• REWINDERS, ETC., ETC. 

• SPECIAL APPARATUS 



Head Office & Works : 

COLNESIDE WORKS, 
OXFORD RD., DENHAM. 

Telephone: UXBRIDGE 2015 



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will by unremitting effort 
maintain the reputation they 
have established over twenty -five 
years as Britain's supreme 
quality laboratory. 



GEORGE HUMPHRIES & CO. LTD. 

71-77, Whitfield Street, London, W.1 

Telephoms : Telegrams : Cables ; 

MUSEUM 3636 (8 Knss) Bestlab, Ratb, London Bestlab. London 



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Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

BUSHEY FILM STUDIOS, LTD. 

Melbourne Road, bushey, Herts. 
Tel. : Bushey Heath 1621-3. 

London office: 179, Wardour St., 
W.l. 

Directors : Gilbert Church ; J. C. 

Jones ; B. Church. 
Owns and Controls : Bushey 

Studios. 

BUTCHERS' FILM 
SERVICE, LTD. 

175, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7282-3. 

Managing Director : F. W. Baker. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

C. K. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Mulberry Cottage, Netheravon Road, 

Chiswick, W.4. 
Directors : John Paddy Carstairs ; 

A. W. Nelson Keys ; H. Nelson 



Keys; B. N. Keys; R. V. N. 
Keys. 

C. J. CAYLEY 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 4148. 
Directors : C. J. Cayley, F.R.G.S., 

A.R.P.S.; I. C. L. Cayley. 
Secretary : R. Jones. 
Type of Production : Interest, 

educational, travel shorts. 

CHARTER FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

21-22, Grosvenor Street, London, 
W.i. Tel.: Mayfair 2794-5. 

Directors : John Boulting ; Roy 
Boulting ; R. Boulting. 

Director of Production : Roy 
Boulting. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

CHILTERN FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Flat A, 128, Mount Street, W.l 
Tel. : Grosvenor 1693. 



CLAPHAM PARK 

FILM STUDIOS LTD. offer 

HIRE FACILITIES 




comprising 



RECORDING 




RE-RECORDING 



and REVIEW 

MOBILE SOUND CHANNEL 

INCLUDING FULL DISC RECORDING FACILITIES 

CUTTING ROOMS 
N EW ALL & NEWMAN SINCLAIR CAMERAS — VELOCILLATOR 

All enquiries to C. F. S. HOUSE, 
203 CLAPHAM PARK ROAD, S.W.4 MACaulay 1082 



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X 17 , 

GiNfc INDUSTRIAL P^ ODUCTtOMS UP I 

WINDSOR 
STUDIOS 

CENTRALLY SITUATED FOR 
2nd FEATURES AND SHORTS 
ARTISTS TESTS & DOCUMENT- 
ARIES BEINC TWO MINUTES 
CHANCERY LANE TUBE STN. 

TWO COMPLETELY EQUIPPED SOUND 
PROOFED STUDIOS WITH AMPLE 
MODERNISED DRESSING ROOM 
FACILITIES ETC. 



26 CURSITOR STREET E.C.4 

For details and charges phone CHA 8760 5211-2 



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175 



Directors : Maurice A. Cowan ; 

Lore L. Cowan ; Charles H. Travis ; 
, John D. Wilcox. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 
Personnel : 

Associate Producer ... Peter de Sarigny 
Production manager ... John Palmer 

Art director John Howell 

Director of Photography . . Gilbert Taylor 
Assistant art director Stanley Yeomanson 

Casting John Redway 

Publicity director Jack Worrow 

Construction manager ... Donald Ash ton 

CINEGUILD, LTD. 

9, Cavendish Square, W.l. 
Production office : Pine wood, Iver 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : Anthony Havelock- 
Allan ; David Lean ; Ronald 
Neame ; Eric Ambler ; Stanley 
Haynes. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 
Personnel : 

ist Assistant Director . . George Pollock 
Continuity . . . . . . Margaret Sibley 

Secretary . . . . . . Dorothy Benson 



CINE INDUSTRIAL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Windsor Studios, 26, Cursitor Street, 
London, E.C.4. Tel. : Chancery 
8760, 5211 /2. 

Directors : R. E. Pilgrim (Chair- 
man) ; T. P. Matthews ; L. M. 
Bland ; G. S. Hobbs ; D. Pepe. 

Owns and Controls : Windsor 
Studios. 

Two stages : 56 ft. by 30 ft. with annexe 26 ft. 
by 20 ft. ; 22 ft. by 26 ft. 

CITIZEN FILMS, LTD. 

The Studio, 10a, Randolph Avenue, 
Maida Vale, W.9. Tel. : Cun- 
ningham 0643 and 2670. Grams : 
Citifilms, Maida, London. 

Directors : Herbert Marshall, 
Alfredda Brilliant. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, documen- 
tary, educational. 

GIVEN FILSV! PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

45, Dereham Road, Norwich. Tel. 
24894. 

Directors : V. E. Harrison, A. 
Bolas. 



Complete 



PRODUCTION FACILITIES 

exist in EAST AFRICA including: 

* Small Sound Stage-1,500 sq. ft. 
■jV Hewitt Studio Lighting 

* Bell & Howell, Newman Sinclair and Cineflex Cameras 
•fr Mobile Visatone Sound channel 

* MSS. Studio and Portable Disc Recording equipment 
•& Positive and Negative Cutting Rooms with Editola 

Also LABORATORY FACILITIES, including: 

* Thermostatically-controlled Developing Plant 
-fr All Processing Requirements 

* Permanent Staff of Expert Technicians 

For full details apply to: 

EAST AFRICAN SOUND STUDIOS LIMITED 

P.O. Box 587 NAIROBI - KENYA 



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ELM 
PARR 
STUDIOS 



4* A Service for the Industry 4* 

designed to conform to ^ 

^ //ze severest demands for ^ 

4^ production economy & 



ELM PARK STUDIOS LIMITED 

22-24, HAZELDENE DRIVE, PINNER, MIDDLESEX 

Telephone : Pinner 7262 



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177 



Type of Pr®duction : ©ocumen- 
tary, advertising. 

CLAPHAM PARK FILM STUDIOS, 
LTD. 

201-5, Clapham Park Road, S.W.4. 

Tel. : Macaulay 1082-3. 
Directors: D. S. Jackling ; L. W. 

le Gros. 

Type of Productions : Entertain- 
ment, documentary. 

COLONIAL FILM UNIT 

(C.O.I.) 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 2666. 
Production : W. M. Sellers, M.B.E. 
Direction : George Pearson, Hon. 

F.R.P.S. 

Type of Production : Films for 
Government departments. 

COLUMBIA BRITISH 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

139, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 4321. 

Production Office : 13, Wigmore 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Langham 4571 

Directors : Joseph Friedman (Man- 
aging Director) ; Harry Cohn ; 
Jack Cohn ; Max Thorpe ; F. G. 
Hill ; L. R. Woolner ; G. Trimmer. 

Secretary : F. G. Hill. 

COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL 
FILM 

(The Topical Press Agency, Ltd.) 
20-21, Red Lion Court, Fleet St., 

E.C.4. Tel. : Central 8982-4. 
Directors : E. J. J. Mallison ; J. 

Oliver ; V. M. Palmer, A. S. Parkes. 
Type of Production : Commercial 

shorts. 



CONCANEN PRODUCTIONS 

161, New Bond Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4189. 
Denham Laboratories, Denham, 

Bucks. Tel. : Denham 2323. 
Directors: Derrick de Marney (Man. 

Dir.) ; J. C. Wilson, A.L.A.A.; J. H. 

Hudson. 
Producer : Derrick de Marney. 
Personnel : 

Production Manager ... Vincent Permane 
Documentary Supervisor ... Mary Harvey 

Publicity Mae Dovey 

Director ... ... ... Stefan Osiecki 

Assistant ... James Colina 



CONCORD PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

3rd Floor, Hammer House, 113, 
Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 9167. 

Directors : J. Gardner Lewis ; 
M. S. Lewis. 

Director of Productions : J. Gard- 
ner Lewis. 

Secretary : Stanley E. Morris. 

CONDOR FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

Belgrove House, Belgrove Street, 
W.C.I. Tel. : Terminus 4701-2-3. 

Directors : John Sutro, Lord 
Rendlesham, Richard Grey, Frank 
Wright ; Harry Goodman. 

Secretary : W. G. Carter. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Executive Producer . . John Sutro 

Producer Richard M. Grey 

Production Supervisor . . Hylda Bagsbaw 

Director of photography ... Cedric Williams 

Editor . . . . . . Rex Enslev 



FAMA IF II IMS ltd 

Producers of Films Editing Service 

Sub-titling and Dubbing of Foreign Films 
Dubbing of British, Films in Foreign Languages 
Equipment of Latest Design 

I PRODUCTION OFFICE & CUTTING ROOMS: 

; 7, P0RT0BELL0 MEWS, Nr. PEMBRIDGE RD. (Notting Hill Gate), LONDON, W.11 

Telephone : BAYswater 8081 



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C^^; 1949 

This year, as in every year 
in the past and in the future 



\Jaluer5 to tLe ^f]otlon picture ^nJudtt 



GODDARD 6 SMITH 

Estate Agents, Valuers £ Surveyors 



22 KING STREET, 
ST. JAMES'S, 
LONDON, S.W.I. 



WHITEHALL 
2721 
(20 LINES) 



British Production. 



179 



CONSTELLATION FILMS, LTD. 

5, Hanover Street, W.I. Tel. : May- 
fair 1768-9. 

Registered Offices : 4, Lloyd's 
Avenue, E.C.3. Tel. : Royal 
1762. 

Directors : Anthony Havelock- 
Allan (Chairman) ; Robert Garrett, 
Donald McKelvie, C.A. 

Director of Publicity : Roy 
Schleman. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

JOHN CORFIELD 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Panton House, 25, Haymarket, 
S.W.I. Tel. : Abbey 6044. 

Directors: Wyndham T. Vint (Chair- 
man), George Tarbat, R. N. Band, 
John Corfield (Man. Dir.). 

CRAFT FILMS, LTD. 

Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, 
Haymarket, S.W.I. Tel.: White- 
hall 3661. 

Directors : Ernest Gartside, 
Reginald Eagle. 

General Manager: E. Gartside. 



Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, Instructional. 

HERBERT CROSSLEY EXCLUSIVE 
FILMS, LTD. 

3, The Parsonage, Manchester. Tel. ; 
Blackfriars 2960. 

Managing Director : ' H. Crossley. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment .features, documentary, 
shorts. r; 

CROMWELL FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

Southall Studios, Middlesex. Tel. : 

Southall 3281. 
Directors : Include — James A. 

Carter (executive producer) ; Mark 

Rubens. 

Owns and Controls : Southall 
Studio. 

CROWN FILM UNIT 

Crown Studios, Station Rd., 

Beaconsfield, Bucks. Tel. : 

Beaconsfield 555. 
London Contacts Office : Central 

Office of Information. Tel. :Welbeck 

4420 Ext. 620. 



CONCANIEINI 
PIR.ODUCTDON 

FILMS 

AND 

PLAYS 



ACTOR-PRODUCER: 

DERRICK de MARNEY 

161, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, W.1. 

Phene i Regent 4189. 



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\ De Lane Lea Processes Ltd. 

i 40, FRITH ST., LONDON, W.l 

I Telephone: GERRARD 8105 



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181 



Producer in Charge : J. E. Taylor. 
Chief Executive : N. S. O'Connell. 
Associate Producers : Donald 

Taylor ; Stuart Legg ; Gordon 

Smith. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, instructional. 
Personnel 

Film directors . . . . A. S. Graham; 

M.P.Anderson; H.M.Wilson; J. Holmes; 

G. Wallace ; C. Dean ; R. I.' Warren ; 

N. Arthur ; H. M. Wilson ; W. H. May ; 

Terry Bishop ; D. I. Pine 
Chief Cameraman . . . . Jonah Jones 
Cameramen . . . . E. Catford ; 

F. Gamage ; W. Chaston ; D. Densham 
Still Photographer . . H. Peck 

Sound supervisor . . . . K. Cameron 

Sound recordists . . R. K. T. Scrivener; 

F. C. Arnaud 

Art Director . . R. Scot MacGregor 

Editors . . . . . Terry Trench ; 

Miss J. Jackson; J. W. Freeman; Miss 

Lydia Krakowska. 
Script Writers . . . . C. Freedman ; 

Q. Dobson ; N. Collings ; J. Rowdon 
Production manager . . B. H. Geddes 
Unit managers . , . . L. Clore ; 

J. C. Spencer ; S. Sharpies ; Mrs. B. Peters 
Studio and floor manager E. H. Viveash 

CRITERION FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

34, Ely Place, E.C.I. Tel. : Holborn 
1159. 

Directors : Douglas Fairbanks, J nr.; 
George Smith ; H. A. Hawes, F.C.A.; 
Capt. A. Cunningham-Reid,D.F.C, 
Marcel Hellman. 

CULLIMORE-ARBEID 
PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

46, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, W.l. 

Tel. : Mayfair 9539. 
Registered Office : 4, Broad Street, 

E.C.2. Tel. : London Wall 2140. 
Directors : Ben Arbeid ; Alan 

Cullimore. 
Producer : Ben Arbeid. 
Director : Alan Cullimore. 



Production Manager ; Denald 
Wynne. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts. 

D.8. FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. \ 

7, Carteret Street, S.W.I. Tel.: 
Abbey 6679. 

Directors : J. J. Denny (Chairman) ; 
M. Digby Smith (Man. Director). 

Secretary : A. D. Oldfield, A.I.A.C. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Production manager ... Donald Wynne 
Stills cameraman ... Michael Scott 

Publicity director ... ... Peter Noble 

Casting ... Wendy Sherwood 

DATA (Documentary 
Technicians Alliance, Ltd.) 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 2826 ; 3122. 
Cutting Rooxi : 26, D'Arblay St., W.l . 
Chairman : Donald Alexander. 

DAWN TRUST, LTD. 

(Non-profit making company) 

The Studio, Aylesbury. Tel. : Ayles- 
bury 1234. 

Directors: Rev. B. Hession; M.J. 
Hession ; D. Sullivan ; Rev. J. A. 
Ridge Payton ; I. Churchill- 
Davidson. 

Film Director: Rev. Brian Hession. 

Secretary : B. Sehweitzer. 

Type of Production : Religious, 
educational and documentary films 
and film-strips. 

D. & P. STUDIOS, LTD. 

Denham Studios, Denham, Middlesex . 

Tel. : Denham 2345. 
] Hrectors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 

J.P. (Chairman) ; W.H.Cockburn ; 

E. Ronald Crammond ; John Davis ; 



DAWN TRUST 

Limited by Guarantee 

Chairman : The Rev. BRIAN HESSION 

RELIGIOUS, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL FILMS 

PRODUCTION UNIT in 35mm. and 16 mm. with 
Cameras, Sound Recording and Cutting Rooms. 
35mm. Renters. Film Library in 16mm. Filmstrips 

THE STUDIO, AYLESBURY, BUCKS 

Telephone : 1234 



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AND 

SCRIPTURAL PRODUCTIONS 

Producing for 

CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION: 
. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 
MINISTRY OF FOOD 
GENERAL POST OFFICE 
CHURCH OF ENGLAND FILMS COMMISSION 
THE FREE CHURCHES 
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 



Registered Office : 

Cliffords Inn, 
Fleet St., E.C.4 



Production Office : . 

PARK STUDIO 
PUTNEY PARK LANE 
LONDON + S.W.15 
PUTney 6274/4052 



Managing Director 

ANDREW 
BUCHANAN 



British Production. 



18 



L. W. Farrow ; The Right Hon. Lord 
Grantley ; C. W. A. Ray ; Spencer 
M. Reis (Managing Director). 
General Manager : Capt. N. 
Walker. 

Secretary : M. L. Axworthy. 

Chief Accountant : T. B. Stalker. 

Owns and Controls : Denham and 
Pinewood Studios. 

DENHAM STUDIOS. 

All Western Electric Sound Recording appar- 
atus. Four Western Electric mobile sound 
recording trucks. Five Way Western Electric 
dubbing channel. Equipped with latest models 
Mitchell and Debrie sound, silent and high 
speed cameras. Latest model camera cranes, 
rotambulators and Velocitators, etc. 

165 acres of grounds with spacious gardens, 
lawns, woods, meadows, and trout stream, etc. 

Power Station equipped with six Diesel electric 
generators, each capable of developing 75 okW 
continuously, and 25 per cent overload for 
two hours, capable of delivering over 50,000 
amperes at no volts for all purposes, or 
40,000 amperes at no volts can be delivered 
for two hours to the four stages. 

Shops etc : Carpenters and Wood machinists' 
shops (floor space 35,000 sq. ft.) Metal and 
Engineers' shops, Foundry and Blacksmith's 
shop Plaster and Modeller's shops, Paint shop, 
Electrical Repair shop. Wardrobe workshop 
Wig-making Workshop Scenic Sudio, Drapery 
Workshop, Prop and Model Making shop, 
Prop Rooms with 31,000 sq. ft. floor space, 



14 self-contained Cutting Rooms, fully 
equipped, with latest equipment. Stills' 
Developing. Retouching and Printing Labora- 
tories, Optical, Printing and Experimental 
Laboratories, Scoring Studio with 4,000 sq. ft. 
floor space. Restaurant with seating capacity 
for 1,000 persons. 

Heads of Departments : 

Studio manager H. Coward 

Chief engineer ... ... A. J. Pauley 

Office Manager ... ... A.V.Hal] 

Construction manager ... W. Searle 

Controller of properties ... Alec Waugh 

PINEWOOD STUDIOS. 

Five stages: 3 — 165 by no ft., 2 — no by 82ft. 
Exterior lots : 48. acres. 

Recording System : Western Electric Wide 
Range all mains. 

Lighting : Direct current supply at 220 and no 
volts from own Diesel driven power station of 
2,500 kW\, 22,700 amperes at no volts. Incan- 
descent and arc lighting chiefly latest Mole- 
Richardson types. 

Heads of Departments 

Studio manager H. Coward 

Chief engineer T . E. Knight 

Construction manager ... L. Gerhold 

Property Master ... ... A. Gaiters 

DENHAM FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Denham 2345. 



FILM CENTRE 

Documentary Film Consultants 

We have been associated with the creation 
and administration of more than four 
hundred Documentary Films in the fields 
of Industry, Engineering, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Education and the Social 
Services. We supervise and plan Film 
Production and Distribution and in this 
capacity have acted as consultants to Shell, 
B.O.A.C., The Banking Information 
Service,The British Gas Council, the C.O.L, 
and the Union of Post Office Workers. 



34 SOHO SQUARE, W.1 

- GERrard 4253 



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$ EALING | 

v/ v/ 

v STUDIOS v 



The Preface 
to the best 
Screen Entertainment 



EALING STUDIOS LTD. 

EALING GREEN, LONDON, W.5 



MA N AC TNG DIRECTOR: R. P. 
MICHAEL J3ALCON IN CHARGE OF 



BAKES 

PRODUCTION 



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185 



DIAGRAM FILMS, LTD. 

28-30, Little Russell Street, London, 
W.C.I. Tel.: Holborn 5249. 

Directors : H. Bruce Woolfe ; 
W. B. A. Woolfe; Francis H. 
Cropp. 

Type of Production : Diagrammatic 
and cartoon shorts. 

DOCUMENTARY TECHNICIANS 
ALLIANCE, LTD. (DATA). 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 2826, 3122. 
Cutting Room : 26. D'Arblay Street, 

W.l. 

Chairman : Donald ALxander. 
General Manager : G. N. Fox- 
Edwards. 

Type of Production : Documentary. 

Personnel 

j reducers 



Directors 



Cameraman 
Secretary 



... Donald Alexander, 

Budge Cooper. 
... Mary Beales, Jack 
Chambers. Francis 
Gysin. 

... Wolfgang Suschitzky. 
Charles W. Smith. 



DORLAND ADVERTISING, LTD. 

Dorland House, 18-20, Regent St. 
W.l. Tel. : Whitehall 0112. 



Type of Production : Advertising. 
Home and export. 

EDWARD DRYHURST 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

National House, Wardour St., W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 1694. 
Directors: L. R. Binns (Chairman); 

A. Bernstein ; R. F. Randell ; 

W. A. Smith ; C. Watson ; C. W. 

Baschwitz. 
Executive Producer : Edward 

Dryhurst. 
Associate Producer : Eric L'Epme- 

Sniith. 

Director of Publicity : R. Si. G. 

Dillon Damen. 
Secretary : N. G. Mould. 

EALING STUDIOS, LTD. 

Ealing Green, London, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761-72. 

Directors : Stephen L. Courtauld, 
M.C. (Chairman) Reginald P. 
Baker, F.C.A. (Man. Dir.) ; Sir 
Michael Balcon ; Gordon W. G. 
Rayner ; Wing Cmdr. Sir Archi- 
bald James, K.B.E., M.C; Leslie 
F.Baker, A.C.A. 

Producer : Sir Michael Balcon. 



PUTNEY 7783 




Scientific & Documentary 
Films Limited 

10 West Hill Road, 
London, S.W.18 



Producers of Educational, 
nstructional and I nformational 
Films since 7936 



J. SEARLE-SHIRLEY V. A. SE^RLE-SHIRLEY 

EDGAR BRANDT p. w. MILES 



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Quiet, in a Cullum-treated studio, means quiet 

outside noises stay outside ; inside, recording conditions are ideal 
— and remain ideal, for Cullum Rock Wool studio treatment is 
permanent, fireproof, insect-proof, vermin-proof .... That is 
why most major British studios are sound - conditioned by 
Cullum. Every architect who is concerned with studio design and 
construction can with advantage make use of Cullum's extensive 
practical experience in the technique of sound-control. A Cullum 
expert will be glad to assist you on every acoustic problem. 

GULLUM 

Rock Wool studio treatment 

for intimate Studios and multiple sound stages alike. 
(Acousti-Celotex and Cullum Felt for Cinemas, Theatres 
and for absorbing noise in all rooms). 

Horace W. Cullum & Co., Ltd., Flower's Mews, London, N.I9 
Phone: ARChway 2662/3/4 



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187 



Secretary : Leslie F. Baker, A.C.A. 
Chief Accountant : J. C. Palmer. 
General Manager : Hal Mason. 
Studio Manager: B. Honri. 
Australian General Manager : 

Eric Williams, M.B.E. 
Controls : Ealing Studios. 
Four stages : one 135 ft. by 85 ft., two 85 ft. 

by 73 ft., one 60 ft. by 40 ft. — and special 

effects stage. 
Personnel 

Film directors Charles Frend 

Basil Dearden, Henry Cornelius, Harry 
Watt, Charles Chrichton, Robert Hamer, 
A. Mackendrick - 



Associate producers 



Literary editor 
Scenario editor 
Casting . . 
Musical director 
Art directors 



Sound Supervisor 
Cameramen 



Editors 



Chief electrician , 
Buying manager 
Puolicity director 



S. H. Cole, 
Leslie Norman, 
Michael Relph, 
M. Danischewsky, 
I. Montagu. 
... Stella Jonckheere 
... Angus MacPhail 
Roger Ould 
Ernest Irving 
Malcolm Baker-Smith 
Jim Morahan, 
WiUiam Kellner. 
Stephen Dalby 
Gordon Dines 
Douglas Slocombe 
Lionel Banes 
. . Michael Truman 
Bernard Gribble, 
Peter Tanner 
Jack Ford 
F.A. Giles 
Pat O'Connor 



ECLIPSE FILM PRODUCTIONS 

The Old Rectory, Great Bookham, 
Surrey. Tel. : Bookham 427. 

London Office : 163, Turney Road. 
Dulwich Village, S.E.21. Tel.: 
Brixton 1284. 

Directors : Anthony Essex- 
Lopresti, Cedric N. Briggs. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary. 

Personnel 

Producer and director A. Essex-Lopresti 
Cameraman . . . . C. N. Briggs 

Script writer . . Monica M. Hutchings 
Composer and music director Francis Essex 
Recordist . . . . . . Stephen Appleby 

EDITORIAL FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Cine House, 8, St. Anne's Court, 
Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : Ger- 
rard 8332-3 and 8467. 

Director : W. Rushton. 

Production Executives : J. Mellor, 
G. Blanchard, R. Bidwell, T. A. 
Williams (Secretary). 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, instructional, advertising, 
educational, newsreel. 



Producers of 
high-quality 
specialised 
subject 
DOCUMENTARIES 



ECLI PSE F,LM PRODUCTIONS 



WE ALSO PRODUCE 
Educational and 
Industrial Film 
Shorts of all 
kinds 

WRITE : 

THE OLD RECTORY, GREAT BOOKHAM, SURREY 
TELEPHONE : BOOKHAM 427 



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HYSLOP 




HAND FILM SPLICERS 
★ ★ ★ ★ 
FLAT HORIZONTAL REWINDERS 

Take 2,000 ft. rolls of film • Centre Bobbin withdraws 



ANDREW HYSLOP a CO. LTD. 

7 CARLISLE ROAD, COLINDALE. COL 6141 



British Productio 



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ELDER FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

118, Llythswood Street, Glasgow, 
C.2. Tel. : Douglas 5224. 

Directors: John C. Elder, F.R.G.S., 
F.E.I.S. (Managing Director); 
T. C. Gibson ; J. F. Dunlop ; 
I. R. Elder; R. A. R. TE lack, F.R.S.A. 

Director of Productions : R. A. R. 
Hack, F.R.S.A. 

Type of Production : Educnal,atoi 
entertainment, documentary, ad- 
vertising. 

EMBASSY PICTURES 
(ASSOCIATED), LTD. 

The Manor, Da vies St., Berkeley 
Square, W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 4016. 

Producer and Film Director : 
George King. 

EMPIRE FILM PRODUCTIONS 

(Controlled by Radnor Films, Ltd.) 

Radnor House, 93-97, Regent 
Street, London, W.l. Tel. : May- 
fair 9901 (7 lines). 

Directors : M. Goodman ; V. Coch- 
rane Hervey. 

EVEREST PICTURES, LTD. 

17, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5859 and 8514. 

Directors : Richard Nelson Scott 
(Man. Dir.) ; Sir John Phillips, 
Bt. ; Ian Macadam Smith. 

Producer : Rudolph Cartier. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

EXCELSIOR FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

4, Tilney Street, Park Lane, London, 
W.l. Tel.: Grosvenor 2446-7. 

Directors : Marcel Hellman ; 
H. Alan Hawes, F.C.A. ; D. J. 
Grimes ; J. A. Littman. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

F. C. FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

26, Noel Street, Wardour Street, W.L 
Tel. : Gerrard 5870 and 5110. 

Directors : Frank Chisnell ; D. 
Beedell. 

Secretary : R. Horsoroft. 

Type of Production : Feature, 
advertising and documentary. 

Personnel : 

Director and producer . . Frank Chisnell 
Production manager . . Colin Reid 

Accountants and auditors. . F. Sykes & Co. 



FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT, LTD 

National House, 60 /66, Wardour 
Street, W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 6704 
and 9400. Grams : Filmfed, 
Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Harold Bairn (Man. 
Dir.) ; Glenda Bairn. 

Executive Producer : Harold 
Bairn. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, documen- 
tary, instructional, educational. 

FAMA FILMS, LTD. 

Head Office and Cutting Rooms : 
7, Portobello Mews, off t Pembridge 
Road, W.ll. Tel. : Bayswater 
8081. 

New York Branch: 109-111, West 
65, Street, Broadway, New York, 
23, U.S.A. 

Directors : H. Weiss (American) : 
Capt. James Wildi ; F. Weiss 
(Artistic Director and Editor); 
Louis Hoyles, Agnes Leslie- 
Bernelle. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, advertising, industrial, 
educational and documentary. 

FEATURETTES, LTD. 

179, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 3872-3. 
Directors : Gilbert Church ; J. C. 

Jones. 

Type of Production : Features and 
shorts, documentary, instructional, 
educational. 

FEDERATED FILM CORPORATION, 
LTD. 

National House, 60/66, Wardour 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 6704 
and 9400. Grams: Filmfed, 
Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Harold Baim (Man- 
aging Director) ; G. Baim. 

Production Executive : Harold 
Baim (Producer-Director). 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, docu- 
mentaries, instructional and educa- 
tional. 

FILM CENTRE 

34, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 4253. 
Joint Managing Directors : Edgar 

Anstey, Arthur Elton. 
Type of Production : Documentary, 

educational. 



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FILM PRODUCERS 
. GUILD 

LTD. 

CHAIRMAN AND JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR : E, P. L. PELLY . JOINT 
MANAGING DIRECTOR: A. T. BURLINSON • DIRECTOR: F. A. HOARE 
SECRETARY: K. LOCKIIART SMITH 



All Association of Producers and Distributors 
of Documentary. Industrial, Educational 
and National Propaganda Films 
• — - 

ASSOCIATES : 

VERITY FILMS LTD. 
PUBLICITY FILMS LTD. 
MERTON PARK STUDIOS LTD. 
TECHNICAL & SCIENTIFIC FILMS LTD. 
GREENPARK PRODUCTIONS LTD. 
THE HORIZON FILM UNIT 
SOUND-SERVICES LTD. 



GUILD HOUSE ■ UPPER ST. MARTIN'S LANE ■ LONDON • WC2 

Telephone: Temple Bar 5420 (13 lines) Telegrams: Filmicity, London 
Members of the Association of Specialised Film Producers. 

INFORMATION BUREAU 

The Film Producers Guild maintains an information bureau to answer any 
inquiry about the uses, production and distribution of films — feature, 
documentary, educational, propaganda. 
Inquiries should be addressed to the Secretary. 



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FILMS OF GREAT 
BRITAIN, LTD. 

Park Studios, Putnev Park Lane, 
London, S.W.I 5. Tel. : Putney 
6274 ; 4052. 

Registered Offices : Cliffords Inn, 
E.C.4. 

Cutting Room : 86, Wardour St., 

London, W.l. 
Producer : Andrew Buchanan. 
Type of Production : Documentary 

and General. 



Personnel : 

Film director 

Editor 

Cameraman 



Henry Cooper 
. James Anderson 
.Charles V. Francis 



FILM PRODUGERS 
GUILD, LTD. 

Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420-32. 

Merton Park Studios, 268, Kingston 
Road, London, S.W.I 9. Liberty 
4291-4300 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man and Joint Man. Dir.); A.T. 
Burlinson (Joint Man. Dir.); F.A. 
Hoare. 

Secretary: K. Lockhart Smith. 

Associated Companies : Verity Films, Ltd., 
Publicity Films, Ltd., Merton Park Studios Ltd., 
Greenpark Productions. Ltd., Technique Film, 
Productions, Horizon Film Unit, Sound-Services, 
Ltd., W. M. Larkins & Co., Ltd., and Guild 
Holdings Ltd., Technical and Scientific Films, 
Ltd. 

Personnel : 

For senior studio personnel see under Merton 
Park Studios. 

Producers . . . . . . Edward Beckett, 

F. A. Hoare, Julian Wintle, E. P. L. Pelly, 
Harold Purcell, Cecil Musk, Paul Fletcher, 
O. Skilbeck, R. H. Riley, A. C. Snowden, 
Dr. D. Ward, B.Sc, Ph.D., F.R.P.S. (Cartoon 
and Animation), T. R. Thumwood, G. Sumner, 
P.H.R. Sachs. 

Film Directors . . . . A. C. Hammond, 
Stephen Clarkson, A. T. Dinsdale, Michael 
McCarthy, Cecil Musk, Nigel Byass, John 
Durst, Harold Purcell, L. Gould-Marks, 
B. Delmaine, R. H. Riley, H. Swingler, 
J. Wintle, David Yilliers, J. Mendoza, 

G. H. Sewell. 

Production Management . . A. C. Snowden, 
Ronald Curtis, Marcus Bromhead, F.W. Allen, 

F. Brogden, A. F. L. Drew, A. W. Marcus, 
K. Saunders, A. Elliott, J. R. Greenwood, 
P. E. le Saux, B. Smales, G. R. Parkes. 
Cameramen . . . . A. T. Dinsdale, 
R. H. Lapresle, George Still, Martin Curtis, 
Joseph Ambor, E. Lestoq-Wooldridge, P. W. 
Dennis, L. C. Rogers. 

Assistant Directors . . P. M. Plaskitt, 

G. Busby, Ian Latimer, John Elliott, W. L. 
Hughes, D. McKeand, F. Worth, John Hag- 
gerty, Jack Krantz, A. Q. Stafford. 

Camera Assistant and Trainees . . X. Allin 
J. Wiles, R. Stafford, G. P. Carey," H. 
Hooper, B. ^L Taylor, K. T. A-.hfH.ld," J. F. 



Williams, N. Picot, A. Heller, P. T. Ward, 
D. Holmes. 

Continuity .. .. Betty Barley, 

D. Bjorck, P. Lashbrook, M. Powell. 
Make-up Chief . . . . J. Craig 

FILM STUDIOS (BRIGHTON) LTD. 

Registered Office : St. Nicholas 
Road, Brighton. Tel. : Brighton 
4477. 

Directors: E. L. Norman; R. L. 

Tomlinson ; R. J. Cartwright; A. R. 

Bradford. 
Studio Manager : William Spurling. 
Type of Production : Featuresand 

shorts. 

Two stages : 7^ ft. by 40 ft. ; 60 ft. by 40 ft. 

FILM STUDIOS 
(MANCHESTER), LTD. 

3, Parsonage, Manchester, 3. 

Directors : John E. Blakeley ; 
James Brennan ; Frank Randle ; 
Joseph Gomersall, Harry Moor- 
house, J. F. Emery, J. P. 

Secretary : Thos. A. Blakeley. 

Two stages : 100 ft. by 60 ft. ; 60 ft. by 50 ft. 

FILM WORKSHOP, LTD. 

Aulcom House, St. Martin's Street, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 8396-7. 

Directors : Maxwell Munden (Man- 
aging) ; Dennis Shand, David 
Morgan, A.S.A.A. (Secretary). 

Type of Production : Sponsored 
entertainment features and docu- 
mentary. 

Personnel : 

In charge of production . . Maxwell Munden 
Film Directors . . . . Dennis Shand, 
Maxwell Munden 
In charge of photography. . Henry Hall 

Unit Manager ... . . Albert Ravner 

FIVE STAR FILMS. 

20, Sackville Street, W.l. 

Directors : Guy Charles ; R. D. 
Proudlock ; M. R. F. Lemon ; 
Mrs. S. M. Green ; N. G. D. Proud- 
lock ; P. D. Baker. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

FURNEAUX-WEBER, LTD. 

Production Office: "A" Willing House, 
Gray's Inn Road, London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Terminus 7530. 

Directors : Rupert Furneaux ; 
Sigvard Weber, D.Sc. Chem. Eng. 

Personnel : 

Producer ... Rupert Furneaux 

Colour director Sigvard Weber, 

Colour duplication ... Roland Chase 

GAINSBOROUGH PICTURES 
(1928) LTD. 

Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush. 
London? W.12. Tel.: Shepherd's 
Bush .1210. . _ _ ___ 



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193 



Poole Street, Islington, London, N.l. 

Tel. : Clerkenwell 1271. 
Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L- 

J. P. (Chairman) ; Sydney Box 

(Man. Dir.) ; L.W. Farrow ; John 

Davis. 

Executive Producers : Muriel and 

Sydney Box. 
General Manager : A. W. Robinson 
Secretary : L. E. Thompson. 

Controls : Shepherd's Bush and 

Islington Studios. 
Releasing Company : General Film 

Distributors, 129-133, Wardour 

Street, W.l. 
Accounting : Production Facilities 

(Films), Ltd. 



SHEPHERD'S BUSH 

Personnel : 

Producers 

A . Frank Bundy, A. C 

Keene. 
Associate Producer 
Production Controller 
Public Relations 
Scenario Editors 



Betty E. Box, 
Darnborough, Ralph 



Story Editor 
Casting 
Art 
Music 
Sound 
Camera 
Miniature . . 
Editors 

V. Sagovsky, Esmond 

J. Needs. 
Property 
Wardrobe . . 
Make-up 
Electrical 

Maintenance Engineer 
Studio Manager 



Alf Roome 
Arthur Alcott 
Peter Rogers 
Jan Read, 
Alan MacKinnon 
Eileen Griffiths 
Weston Drury, Jnr. 

George Provis 
. Muir Mathieson 
B. C Sewell 
George Hill 
P. Guidobaldi 
C. Knott, 
Seal, Jean Barker, 

A. Rumsey 
E. Haffendon 
W. Partleton 
, . F. Benham, 

J. Powell 
J. Trumble 
W. A. Ferguson 



ISLINGTON 

Personnel : 

In charge of production 
Publicity 
Editor 
Art 

Wardrobe 
Make-up 
Property 
Electrical 
Studio Manager 



Betty E. Box 
Betty Callaghan 
Gordon Hales 
Norman Arnold 
Y. Caffin 
Gene Beck 
T. Fletcher 
S. Sargent 
Hugh Lawson 



GANESH PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

9, Cavendish Square, W.l. Tel. : 

Langham 3777. 
Directors : Sir Edward Villisrs 

(Chairman) ; David J. Grimes, 

William Colli sr. 
Secretary : K. L. Maidment, 

A.C.LS. 

Executive Producer : William 
Collier. 



Producer : John R. Sloan. 
Publicity Manager : Reg. Wolff. 
Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

GATE FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

145, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4566. 

Directors : Gordon O'Connel (Man- 
aging) ; A. O'Connell. 

Production Executive : Gordon 
O'Connell. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, docu- 
mentary, instructional, educational. 

G. B. ANIMATION LTD. 

Regd. Office : 59, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.I. 

Studio : Moor Hall, Cookham, Berks. 
Tel. : Bourne End 818-9 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L , 
J. P. (Chairman) ; David D. Hana 
(U.S.) (Man. Dir.) ; I. H. Cremieu- 
Javal; V G. F. R. Marshall; John 
H, Davis. 

Type of Production : Cartoon 
and educational (diagrammatic). 

GAU MONT-BRITISH NEWS 

(G-B. Distributors, Ltd.) 
Film House, 142-150, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 
Grams : Okaphilms, Teltw, 
London. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, J. P. 
(Chairman) ; L. W. Farrow (Joint 
Man. Dir. — Finance) ; Mark 
Ostrer (Joint Mar. Dir.) ; John 
Davis. 

Producer and General Manager : 

Castleton Knight. 
Personnel : 

Film Editor Roy Drew 

Editor R. S. Howard 

Production Manager ... H. W. Bishop 
Contact Manager H. T. Bromige 

G-B. INSTRUCTIONAL, LTD. 

142-150, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 9292. 
Sponsored and Documentary Film 

Division : Imperial House, 80-82, 

Regent St., W.l. Tel.: Regent 7222 
Children's Film Dept. : 17, Oxendon 

St., S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 2826. 

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COMPETENCE 
and 

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are synonymous 
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T PICTURE CORPORATION 



(Burnell Productions Ltd.) 
63, OLD COMPTON STREET. 
LONDON, W.l 



JL. h! Managing Director : G. Burge] 



GOODWILL PRODUCTIONS LTD. 




Current Productions 
" BROKEN DREAMS " 
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12, NORTHSTEAD ROAD, TULSE HILL, LONDON, S.W.2 

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Studios : Imperial Scudios, Elstree 
way, Boreham Wood, Herts. 
Tel : Elstree 2461 . 

Johannesburg Office : P.O. Box 8447, 
Johannesburg, S. Africa. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; L. W. Farrow ; 
Mark Ostrer ; I. H. Cremieu- 
Ja^al ; H Bruce Woolfe ; Mary 
Field, M.A. ; Donald F. Carter, 
F.R.G.S. 

Secretary : A. E. Shields. 



Personnel : 

Executive producer 
Associate producers 



.. Donald F. Carter 
Frank Wells, 
Harold B. Goodwin. 
Film directors ... ... D. Catling, 

D. Mayne, James Hill, Thora James, 

C. Bell, Felicity Kinross. 

Production manager Edward Grossman 

Studio manager F. E. Bennett 

Art director D. Chaffey 

Sponsored films division ... C. R. Oliver 
Cutting room manager ... G. Percival 

Editors C. Randell, 

D. H. Chambers, A. Stevens, Enid Mansell. 
Educational Film Strips ... Mary Marsh 
Industrial film strips ... R. Knowles 
Scenario ... A. Gittins, 

Beryl Lacey, Margaret C. Simpson. 

Camera J. Parker, F. 

North, B. Stafford. 



Children's Film Department : 

In charge of productions ... 

Associate producer. 
Production manager 

Scenario 

Sound equipment 



A. Mary Field. 
M.A. 

Frank Cadman, 
W. D'Arcy 
Mary Borer 
B.A.F 



G.B. SCREEN SERVICES, LTD. 

142-150, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 

GEE FILMS, LTD. 

Registered Office : Craig's Court, 
25, Whitehall, S.W.I. 

Production Office : The Studios, 
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Tel., 
Walton-on-Thames 2284-5. 

Director : T. F. Aveling Ginever. 

GEOFFREY AND MINA JOHNSON 
STUDIOS, LTD. 

46, Broadmead, Bristol, 1. Tel. : 

Bristol 20875. 'Grams. : Cartoon, 

Bristol 1. 
Directors : H. Geoffrey Johnson, 

Mina Johnson, W. L. Darville. 
Producer : H. Geoffrey Johnson. 
Director : Mina Johnson. 
Type of Production : Instructional 

and advertising cartoons. 



G. H. W. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

The Gate Studio, Station Rd., Bore- 
ham Wood, Elstree, Herts. 
Tel. : Elstree 2080. Tel. Address : 
" Gatefilm " Boreham Wood. 

Registered Office : 7, Whittington 
Avenue, E.C.3. 

Directors: J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
'J. P. (Chairman) ; C. W. Jeapes 
(Man. Dir.) ; Rev. B. Gregory, 
D.Litt., LE D. ; R. J. V. Hake ; 
H. L. R. Matthews, C.B.E. ; 
Jas. B. Sloan ; Norman Walker. 

Secretary : W. J. L. Clarke. 

GLORIA FILMS, LTD. 

Cromwell House, 134-6, Cromwell 

Rd., London, S.W.7. 
Directors : N. A. Bronsten ; J. 

Carter. 

GOODWILL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Regd. Office : 12, Northstead Road, 

Tulse Hill, London, S.W.2. Tel. : 

Tulse Hill 2316. 
Cutting Rooms : 33-35, Endell 

Street, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 

0977. 

Directors : G. E. Fisher, J. T. 
Newham, E. G. Davidson, M. T. 

. Fisher, R. N. Newham. 

T ^pe of Production : Documentary 
Educational, Advertising, Instruc- 
tional, Interest. 

GREAT WEST FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, 
Haymarket, S.W.I. Tel. : White- 
hall 3661. 

Directors : Ernest Gartside, 
Reginald Eagle. 

General . Manager : Ernest 
Gartside. 

Type of Production : Documentary, 
instructional. 



GREENPARK 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 

Lane, London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 
Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269, 

Kingston Rd., S.W.19. 

Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

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Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; Paul Fletcher (Managing 
Director) ; A. T. Burlinson, 
Humphrey Swingler. 

Associate of Film Producers Guild, 
Ltd. 

GUILD HOLDINGS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

Directors : Major G. Harrison 
(Chairman) ; E. P. L. Pelly 
(Managing Director) ; Edward 
Beckett ; A. T. Burlinson ; F. A. 
Hoare ; S. G. Chamberlain ; S. W. 
Penwill. 

H ALAS AND BATCHELOR 
CARTOON FILMS, LTD. 

Cartoon Section : 10a, Soho Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 7681-2. 

Diagram Unit : 1 and 2 Hertford 
Place, Whitfield Street, W.l. 

Directors : John Halas, Joy 
Batchelor, E. Allan Crick. 

Type of Production : Instructional, 
educational, propaganda and en- 
tertainment cartoons. 

Key Personnel : 

Story assistant . . . . Douglas Low 
Key animators . . Bob Privett^ Wally 

Crook, Vera Linnecar 
Backgrounds . . . . John Beaven 
Musical advisers . . . . Francis Chagrin, 

Matyas Seiber, George Ranky 
Editor Jack King. 

HARVEY HARRISON FILMS, LTD. 

Head Office : Suite 4, Fifth Floor, 
Adelaide House, London Bridge, 
E.C4. 

Studios : North Waltham, Hamp- 
shire. 

Editing Rooms : Pembroke Bldgs., 
Park Street, Camberley, Surrey. 

Directors : Harvey Harrison : Ather- 
ton Harrison. 

Type of Production : Documentary, 
Medical, and Instructional. 

HIGHBURY STUDIOS, LTD. 

96a, Highbury New Park, Highbury, 
X.5. Tel. : Clissold 1230. 

Control : Production Facilities 
(Films Ltd.). 

Two stages : 113ft. by 60ft. and 60ft. by 30ft. 



HOLBEIN FILMS, LTD. 

Cromwell House, 134-6. Cromwell 
Road, London, S.W.7. 

Directors: N.A.Bronsten; M.Rubens. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, first features. 

IMPERADIO 
PICTURES, LTD. 

Production Offices : M-G-M. Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Herts. 

Directors: Herbert S. Wilcox; 
Charles H. Travis ; Stuart Robert- 
son ; Eric S. Fredman. 

Production and Direction : 
Herbert Wilcox. 

Distribution and Publicity : 
Eric S. Fredman. 

Secretary : Miriam Hart. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Camera 

Art director 

Publicity 



Anthony L. Haynes. 
Casting director 



Max Greene. 
Bill Andrews. 
Jackie Ward, 

Pat Smith. 



INDEPENDENT 
SOVEREIGN FILMS, LTD. 

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : F. Baden-Powell Weil, 
R. M. Prior, D.S.O., D.S.C. ; X. A. 
Bronsten. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, first features. 

INDIVIDUAL PICTURES, LTD. 

Offices : 146, Piccadilly, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 8272. Cables : 
Indipic, London. 

Directors : Frank Launder, Sid- 
ney Gilliat. 

Assistant to Directors : Cyril 
Coke. 

Type of Productions : Entertain- 
ment features. 

INSTRUCTIONAL 
SCREEN, LTD. 

9, Upper Berkeley St., London, W.L 
Tel. : Ambassador 2351 ; 1763. 

Directors : Vice-Admiral F. A. 
Taylor, C.M.G., C.V.O., M.P. 
(Chairman) ; E. S. Fellowes- 
Farrow, M.A., M.Sc, Ph.D., 
F.R.I.P.H. (Managing Director) ; 
S. C. Cummin (Secretary). 

Type of Production : Educational 
and Religious. 



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INTERNATIONAL MOTION 
PICTURES, LTD. 

40, Sackville Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Regent 7193 (3 lines). Cables : 
Renvil, Piccy. 

Directors: R. Neville; C. C. B. 
Oldfield ; C. Bristow, M.B.K.S. ; 
H. Reynolds, Kenneth Villiers. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



Personnel : 

Producer 
Writer, Director 
Camera 
Sound 
Editor 
Production Manager 



Harry Reynolds 
John Grilling 
Cyril Bristow 
Bill Bristow 
Bob. Johnson 
George Brass 



Associate Company : Harry Rey- 
nolds Productions, Ltd. 

Directors : Harry Reynolds (Chair- 
man and Man. Dir.), Richard 
Neville, John Gilling. 

INTERNATIONAL REALIST, 
LTD. 

Regd. Office : 555, Salisbury House, 
E.C.2. 

Production Offices : 9, Great 
Chapel Street, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
8395. Cables : Intereal, London. 

Directors : Basil Wright (Chairman 
and in charge of production) ; 
Lewis Gilbert, E. P. G. Moyna. 

Type of Production : Documentary, 
entertainment. 

INTERNATIONAL 
SCREENPLAYS, LTD. 

45, Clarges St., W.l. Tel. : Grosvenor 
3312. 

Directors : Anatole De Grunwald ; 
Terrence Rattigan ; Anthony 
Asquith. 

IRISH SCREEN ART, LIMITED. 

42-43, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 
Eire. Tel. : Dublin 62561. 

Directors : Joseph McGrath 
Eustace Shott ; Daniel Breen 
John Robinson ; Arthur Cox 
Gabriel Pascal. 

Personnel : 

Secretary Michelina Buoncore 

Executive producer . . . Gabriel Pascal 
Production manager . . . Walter Mvcrof t 

Dialogue director Frank Dermody 

Head of scenario dept. ... Marjorie Deans 

IRVING PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

10, Drake Street, Red Lion Square, 
Holborn, London, W.C.I. Tel.: 
Holborn 6786 and 3071. 



Directors : A. E. Alvarez, D. A. M. 

Chambers. 
Secretary : N. V. Clark. 
Type of Production : Publicity 

films. 

JOHN AUSTIN PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

5, Derby Street, Curzon Street, W.l 
Tel. : Grosvenor 2138. 

Directors : John Austin (Man- 
aging) ; D. E. Austin (Secretary) ; 
Leslie Stuart. 

Executive Producer : John Austin. 

Talent and Story Head : Leslie 
Stuart. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features, shorts, docu- 
mentary. 

KAY CARLTON HILL FILM 
STUDIOS. 

72a, Carlton Hill, St. John's Wood, 
London, N.W.8. Tel. : Maida Vale, 
1141. 

Managing Director : Ernest G. 
Roy. 

Studio Manager : Robert King, 
M.B.E. 

ANTHONY KIMMINS 
PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

9, Cavendish Square, W.l. Tel. : 
Langham 2864. 

Directors : Anthony Kimmins ; 
Stanley Gorrie ; Alan Grogon. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

KINOCRAT FILMS LTD. 

Kinocrat House, Cromwell Road 
S.W.7. Tel. : Frobisher 1018/9 

Directors : Gerald Cookson 
Hubert Davey ; Walter Bird 
Victor Hughes. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
taries, instructional, advertising, 
educational. 

Personnel : 

Producer Gerald Cookson 

W. M. LARKINS & CO., LTD. 

51, Charles Street, Berkeley Square, 
W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 1138. 

Directors: E. P." L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; T. R. Thumwood and 
G. E. Sumner (Joint Managing 
Directors) ; A. T. Burlinson ; 
P. H. Sachs (German). 



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in: ktii \ I'm 

STUDIOS 

( Western Electric Recording ) 

Studio and Location 
facilities and services 
available to all Producers 

Facilities: 2 Sound Stages -5,000 sq. ft. and 1,200 sq. ft., complete 
with Dressing, Make-up, Wardrobe Rooms and usual Studio adjuncts 
• 4 Western Electric Recording Channels (2 Mobile for Location 
Work) • Music Scoring and Dubbing Theatre • Lip-sync. Dubbing 
Studio • Mitchell N/Q Vinten & Debrie Sync. Cameras • Fearless 
Rotating Velocilators ; Location Dollies, etc. • Modern Lighting 
Equipment for Studio and Location #15 Fully-equipped Positive and 
Negative Cutting Rooms • Preview Theatre • High-speed Bell & 
Howell, and non-sync. Stand Cameras • Modern Animation Studio. 
Services : A permanent staff of expert technicians for all phases of film 
production. 



FOR STUDIO OR LOCATION REQUIREMENTS 
PLEASE APPLY TO 

THE STUDIO MANAGER, 
MERTON PARK STUDIOS LTD 

KINGSTON ROAD, SW 1 9 • TELEPHONE: LIBERTY 4291 

Nearest Stations : Wimbledon Town by Southern or District 
Railways ; South Wimbledon by Morden Line ; thence by bus. 



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Type of Production : Documentary, 
Instructional, advertising, educa- 
tional, cartoon, diagrammatic. 

(Associate of Film Producers Guild, 
Ltd.) 

LESLIE LAURENCE 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

29, Whitcombe Street, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 1597. 

Directors : Eric T. Asbury (manag- 
ing director), E. Park. 

LONDON FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

146, Piccadilly, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Mayfair 8272. 

Directors : Sir Alexander Korda 
(Chairman); Harold Boxall and 
Sir David Cunynghame, Bart. 
(Joint Managing Directors) ; Vin- 
cent Korda ; Zoltan Korda. 

Secretary : C. F. Turner. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

MACK CARTOON UNIT. 

17, Boxmoor Road, Kenton, Middle- 
sex. Tel. : Wordsworth 2233. 

Director and Chief Animator : 
Harold F. Mack. 

Animation : Hugh Gladwish, Pamela 
French. 

Music Composer and Director : 

Jose Norman. 
Art Director : Claude A. Lipscombe 
Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, instructional and advertising 
cartoons. 

JOHN MCLAREN PICTURES LTD 

17, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 8824. 

Directors : John E. McLaren (Man- 
aging Director) ; Joseph Mayorcas; 
Ronald A. D. Hanbury. 

MARCH OF TIME, 

TIME-LIFE INTERNATIONAL, LTD. 

Dean House, Dean St., London, W.l 

Tel. : Gerrard 6335. 
Directors : Roy E. Larsen ; W. 

Graebner ; Richard de Rochemont ; 

C. D. Jackson; William E. 

Siebert ; Wm. D wight Whitney. 
Owners : Time and Life, Ltd. 

Personnei : 

European director . . 
Director, 

Editorial assistant 
Cameramen 

Sound engineer 



Maurice Lancaster 
James Hodgson 
..Margaret Buehan 
.. Peter Hopkinson, 
Cyril Bliss 
Pat Fox 



"THE MAYFLOWER" PICTURES 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

River Plate House, Finsbury Circus, 
London, E.C.2. Tel. : Monarch 
5937. 

Directors : D. C. Tewson (Chair- 
man) ; S. R. Hogg (Managing 
Director) ; Charles Laughton ; 
Erich Pommer ; G. W. Dawson ; 
Maxwell Setton. 

MARYLEBONE FILM 
STUDIOS. 

245, Marylebone Rd., London, N.W.I . 
Tel. : Paddington 2444-5. 

Directors : H. G. Halsted (Mana- 
ging Director) ; J. Halsted, S. 
Clinton. 

Secretary : Jeanne Savage. 

Two stages. Mobile recording. 

Personnel : 

Executive Producer ... Henry Halsted 

Asst. director E. Veendam 

Chief cameraman ... ... S.Clinton 

Chief of sound C. Hasher 

Foreman carpenter ... Jack Floyd 

Master painter j. Scammell 

Chief electrician R. Born 

Art director ... J. Marchant 

Make-up Teddy Edwards 

MASK FILM, LTD. 

Regd. Offices : Aldwych House, 
Aldwych, W.C.2. 

Directors : Albert Cavalcanti, 
Victor Shutezky, William Temple- 
ton, E. P. Moyna. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

MAURICE ELVEY PRODUCTIONS 
(1948), LTD. 

23, Hertford Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Grosvenor 1661. 
Directors : Maurice Elvey, A. G. T. 

Oakley. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

MERCIA FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Production Office : Wembley Film 
Studios, Wembley Park, Middle- 
sex. Tel. : Wembley 3000. 

Regd. Office : Shaftesbury Bldgs., 
Station Street, Birmingham. Tel. : 
Midland 7024. 

Directors : G. L. Mounteney 
(Managing) ; H. E. B. Brightley, 
F.S.S. (Secretary) ; G. N. Gilmore. 

Type of Production : Industrial, 
educational, documentary and 
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MERLIN FILM CO., LTD. 

53, New Oxford Street, W.C.I. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 2092. 
Directors : M. Hankinson ; Roger 

MacDougal ; A. H. Luff ; Jessie 

Goodwin. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, instructional, educational. 
Personnel : 

Producer ... M. Hankinson 

MERTON PARK 
STUDIOS, LTD. 

269, Kingston Rd., London, S.W.19. 
Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; F. A. Hoare and A. T. 
Burlinson (Joint Managing Direc- 
tors) ; A. C. Snowden ; T. R. 
Thumwood ; W. H. Williams. 

Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. 

Service studio for feature and short film producers 
Two Stages. Four Western Electric recording 
channels (two mobile). Dubbing theatre (seven 
heads). Editing department (15 cutting bays). 
Negative cutting rooms. Full complement of 
camera and lighting equipment. Staff of 
carpenters, painters, electricians. 
Personnel : 

Studio director - .. .. W. H. Wilhams 
Chief of sound . . . . Richard A. Smith 
Art director . . . . George Haslam 

Construction . . . . E. P. Turner 
Chief electrician . . . . P. H. Willis 

Consulting electrical engineer R. J. Collard 
Resident camera operator. . L. C. Rogers 
Cutting room manager . . B. C. Eames 
Production buyer . . . . Mrs. M. Irving 

Recordists L. M. Clarkson, 

R. C. Smith.. C. R. Tasto, G. A. Turner. 

METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER 
BRITISH STUDIOS, LTD. 

Boreham Wood, Herts. Tel. : 
Elstree 2000. 

Directors : Ben Goetz (U.S.) (Chair- 
man and Managing Director) ; S. 
Eckman, Jnr., O.B.E. (U.S.) ; 
G. R. Webb ; J. C. Squier. 

Publicity : Hugh Findlay. 

MISBOURNE|PICTURES, LTD. 

115, ChaDcery Lane, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Holborn 9901. 

Production Office : Denham Studios, 
Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel.: Den- 
ham 2345. 

Directors : Frederic "Bur sris ; John 
Sutro. 

Secretary : E. M. Fox. 

* 



MONTANA FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

1 1 , Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London, 

S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 4508. 
Directors : Capt. I. M. Dallas, 

D. F.C.; H. C. Rudolf, F.C.A., 

E. A. Bamburger. 

Type of Productions : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts ; in- 
structional films with Continental 
background. 

MOORE-BRITISH FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

39, Church Road, Acton, W.3. Tel. : 

Acorn 5454. Grams.: "Auland, 

London." 
Studios : Meadway, Snodland, Kent. 
Directors : Maurice Ford, Edward 

C. Richardson, Gwendolen Alice 

Ford. 

Secretary : E. C. Richardson. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, educational, " Moore- 
British News." 

Personnel. 

Producer Maurice Ford 

Scripts ... ... ... Kay Richards 

Jerry Stamford 

Director of Lighting ... " Bert Ford 

Camera ... ... ... Jack Harding 

Bob Navarro 
W. Graves 
William L. Oxley 

First Assistant Fred Ford, jun. 

Director of lighting and special 

effects supervisor ... Fred Ford 

Art director A. E. Waterton 

Foreign Business Manager Frank Lawson 

NATIONAL FILM AGENCY. 
Stott & Barrow Ltd.) 

62-64, Victoria Street, Manchester. 
Tel. : Blackfriars 0334-5. Grams: 
" Animated." 

Managing Director : Eric Barrow. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, educational, industrial, 
specialising in colour and sound. 
Cutting rooms theatre, lighting, 
etc. 

NATIONAL STUDIOS, LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood' 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman) ; Lady Yule ; G. M. 
Yule. 

Owns and Controls : National 
Studios. 

Four sound stages. Recording system RQA 
ultra violet 1 



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LIMITED 



111 WARDOUR STREET 
LONDON, W.1 



Telephone : 
GERrard 3202-9 



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SHORT FILM PRODUCERS AND SOUND 
RECORDING SPECIALISTS 

DURING 1948 

Our Theatrical Unit Produced : — 

SPOTLIGHT ON THE LATE EXTRA for ' 20th CENTURY-FOX 

SPOTLIGHT ON FIRE . ... for 20th CENTURY-FOX 

SPOTLIGHT ON THE HIGHLANDS . for 20th CENTURY-FOX 

SPOTLIGHT ON THE NIGHT MAIL for 20th CENTURY-FOX 

SPOTLIGHT ON A TEST PILOT . for 20th CENTURY-FOX 

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR LOCAL . for 20th CENTURY-FOX 

THE BIG SHOW for General Film Distributors 

Our Sponsored Film Unit Produced : — 

THE BUTLIN SHOW OF 1948 . . /or Butllns Luxury Holiday Camps 
AID TO CIVIL POWER . ... for ADMIRALTY 
12 SAFETY SHORTS for ADMIRALTY 

Among many others we recorded or dubbed the following productions : — 
THE CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS . . for APOLLO FILMS LTD. 
THE MARRIAGE OF RAMUNTCHO . for FIVE OCEAN FILMS LTD. 
THE LAST LOAD for JOHN BAXTER PRODUCTIONS 



We carried out technical work or supplied facilities in many other departments for 

many companies including : — 

Admiralty, John Baxter Productions, Pathe Pictures Ltd., 20th 
Century-Fox, Apollo Films, Five Ocean Films, Mercia Film Productions, 
Thames and Clyde Productions Ltd., Vickers Armstrongs Ltd. 



Our Newly-Developed Services Include : — 

Mobile Sound Truck : Dubbing • Foreign Versions : Film Strip 
Production : Modern Negative and Positive Editing Facilities : 35 
or 16m/m .Title Designing and Photography : Full Producing Facilities 
for Black and White or Colour. 



For all details ring WEMBLEY 3000 
Head Office: 43 CHANDOS PLACE, W.C.2. Tel.: TEMPLE BAR 5683 

Production office: Wembley Film Studios, Wembley Pk. Drive, Wembley Pk. Tel.: wem.3ooo 

Directors: DOUGLAS R. HILL (Chairman). ANTHONY GILKISON. T. G. GILKISON. Secretary J. SHARP 



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NELL GWYNN PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

c/o Percy Short & Cuthbert, Clock 
House, Arundel Street, Strand, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Temple Jar 5617. 

Directors : H. Eagot (Chairman) ; 
Paul King ; Col. W. Jephson. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, documentary. 

NETTLEFOLD STUDIOS, LTD. 

Studios • iNettlefold Studios, Walton- 
on-Thames, Surrey. Tel. : Walton- 
on-Thames 2414-7. 

NETTLEFOLD. 

Three stages. RCA sound systems 
for exterior work). 

Personnel : 



(mobile 



Managing director . . 
Studio manager 
Studio accountant 
Construction manager 
Master carpenter 
Master plasterer 
Master painter 

Master props 

Stores buyer 

Camera maintenance . 

Sound recordist 

Sound maintenance .. 
Projectionist 
Chief electrician 
Wardrobe department 



E. G. Roy 
... W. H. Norris 
J. K. Morris 
... Wally Smith 
... Frank Woodley 
... Jim O' Reilly 
Arthur Pembroke 
Albert Stinson 
Roger Ayliffe 
Ron Ford 
... Tommy Meyers 
F. Turtle 
W. Brassey 
... George Luker 
Molly Arbuthnot 



ORION PICTURE 
CORPORATION 
Burnet! Productions, Ltd.) 

63, Old Compton St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 3979. 

Directors : G. Burger ; C. W. 
Eurger. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, features, shorts, documen- 
tary, technical. 

PAIGNTON STUDIOS 
(OLDWAY STUDIOS, LTD.) 

Paignton, South Devon. Tel. : 
Paignton 82722. 

Directors : Sydney Clough, F.R. 
LB. A., F.R.S.A., (Chairman) ; 
F. W. Baker, M.B.K.S. ; A. H. 
Brain (Joint Managing Directors) ; 
A. C. Matthews ; B. Hartley 
Miller. 

Personnel 

Studio manager . . . . F. Dubois 

Studio constructional 

manager . . . . . . R. Chandler 

Chief engineer . . . . J. Adams 



Random Productions Ltd. 




Films of Quality for Industry, 
Education and Advertising. 

9 CHARING CROSS RD. W.C.2. Phone ABBey 5466 



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PALL MALL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

c jo Brewer and Knott, 34, Ely Place, 
E.C.I. Tel. : Holborn 1159. 

Directors : Lothar blendes ; H. 
Alan Hawes, F.C.A. (Secretary) ; 
P. C. Samuel. 

PARAMOUNT BRITISH 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Plaza Theatre Offices, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 
0144. 

Directors : Frank Farley (U.S.A.), 
( Chairman and Managing Director); 
E. Ayres ; P. D. Cornwell (Sec- 
retary). 

PATHE NEWS. 

(See Pathe Studio.) 

PATHE STUDIO, 

103-109, Wardour St , W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 5701. 
Chief Producer : Howard Thomas. 

One stage 50 ft. by 50 ft. 
Personnel: 

Contract producers Terry Ashwood 

Peter Baylis 

Unit production manager George Collins 
(Documentary) 

Chief Cameraman George Stevens 

Camera Operators ... Reginald Cavender 
Stanley Goozee 
Bernard Till 

Chief sound engineer William S. Bland 

Sound recordists and mixers 

George Newberry 
Leslie Mann 

Editors Maurice Harlev 

Lionel Hoare, Alexander Milner-Gardner 
Chief electrician ... Jack Williamson 
Publicity director Jack Griggs 

PENDENNIS PICTURES 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

90, Regent St., London, W.l. Tel. 

Regent 5546. 
Directors : Steven Pallos (Alternate, 

Geo. J. Maidment) ; E. P. Rugg 

(Alternate, C. S. Mayes). 
General Manager and Secretary ; 

Geo. J. Maidment. 

PENNANT PICTURE 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

The Manor, Davies St., Berkeley 
Square, London, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 4016. 

Producer and Film Director : 
George King. 



PHARAOH PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

"White Gables," Cookham Dean, 

Berks. Tel. : Mario w 668. 
Registered Office : Abford House, 

Wilton Road, S.W.I. 
Directors : Paul King (Chairman) ; 

G. S. Ward ; Bernard W. Shilson, 

O.B.E. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, features, documentary. 

PICCADILLY CINEMATOGRAPH 
FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

101, Wardour Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 4005 /6 /7. 
Directors : C. Pattinson- Knight 

(Managing Director) ; T. Svens- 

son ; W. Grummitt ; 
Director of Publicity : S. Mc- 

Alister. 



PICTOR FILMS, LTD. 

16, Catherine Place, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Victoria 3721 /2. 

Directors : The Earl of Wilton 
(Chairman) ; Marquis de Casa 
Maury (Cuban), H.A.C. Pelissier, 
X. F. Boyes. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features, shorts. 

PILGRIM PICTURES, LTD. 

1, Hanover Square, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 8361. 

Production Offices : 297, Oxford 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 4392. 

Directors : William G. Riley 
(Chairman) ; Alan Jarvis (Execu- 
tive Director) ; F. Del Giudice 
(Managing Director). 

Secretary : Gino Cattaneo. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

PINEWOOD FILMS, LTD. 

Empire House, 117-119, Regent 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Regent 0621. 
Studio : Pinewood Studios, Iver 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; John Davis ; 
G. Archibald, J. P. (Managing 
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General Manager : Tom White, 
M.B.E. 

Secretary : William H. V. Able, 
A.L.A.A. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

POLYTECHNIC FILMS, LTD. 

" Stockwells," Berry Hill, Taplow, 
Bucks. Tel. : Maidenhead 2473. 

Directors : E. Smith Morris ; L. A. 
D'Arcy Pearce ; E. A. Lloyd. 

Secretary and General Manager: 
G. C. Jacobson. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, features and shorts, docu- 
mentaries, instructional, adver- 
tising, educational, cartoon. 

Personnel : 

Producer and director ... E. Smith Morris 
Diagram director L. A. D'Arcy Pearce 

Cameraman E. A. Llo5 7 d 

Camera operator F. J. Court 

Camera asst. B. A. M. Rhodes 

Rostrum camera operator J. M. Sutton 

Rostrum camera asst. Dorothy V. De 'Ath 
Editor . . . . . . Catherine Wood 

Assistant editor . . . . Peter Bentley 

Key artists W. A. Yickers 

E. C. Jones 
Jean M. Halt- 
Background artists ... P. C. Priestley 
T. Laidler 

Chief electrician . . . . "W. J. Brooker 

Workshop . . . . . . A. Clarke 

W. Crain 

PREMIER ADVERTISING 
SERVICE, LTD. 

299, Oxford Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 4421 (5 lines). 

Directors : E. E. Raven (Manag- 
ing) ; B . Raven ; D . Raven ; 
R. Wilder. 

Production Executives : E. E. 
Raven ; D. Raven. 

Type of Production : Advertising. 

PREMIER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

27, Princes Gate, London, S.W.7. 

Tel.: Kensington 2491-4. 'Grams: 

Filmprem, Southkens, London. 
Directorate : Isadore Ostrer 

(Chairman) and Maurice Ostrer 

(Managing Director). 
Secretary and Accountant: R. E. 

Orton. 

In Charge Scenarios : Harry 
Ostrer. 

Production Management : A. 
Fennell. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



PRESBURY AND CO., LTD. 

Gloucester House, 19, Charing Cross 
Rd., W.C.2. Tel. Whitehall 3601. 

Directors : S. Presbury (Govern- 
ing) ; P. S. Presbury ; J. G. 
Presbury ; R. Salisbury ; W. J. 
Smith. 

Type of Production : Adver- 
tising, industrial, educational, 
• documentary. 

PRIORITY PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Bank Chambers, High Holborn, 
London, W.C.I. Tel. : Holborn 
4984. 

Directors : Major J. H. Rutherford, 
Colonel T. E. C. Daniell, M.C. 

Type of Production : Features and 
Shorts (Documentary). 

PUBLICITY FILMS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 

Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 

Temple Bar 5420. 
Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269, 

Kingston Rd., S.W.I 9. Tel. : 

Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; E. W. Beckett (Man. Dir.) ; 
E. Ward Burton ; F. A. Hoare 
Cecil Musk. 



PUBLIC RELATIONS 
FILMS, LTD. 

29, Whitehall, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Whitehall 4000 and 5360. 

Directors : R. Massingham ; D. 
Rawnsley. 

Type of Production : Propaganda, 
documentary, medical, instruc- 
tional, interest shorts. 

RANDOM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

9, Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. 
Beeson End Lane, Harpenden, Herts. 

Tel. : Harpenden 826 and Wheat- 

hampstead 3137. 
Directors : Peter Mills ; Warren 

Tute. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, docu- 
mentary, advertising, instructional, 
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RATTIGAN PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

115, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Holborn 9901. 
Directors : A. D. Peters ; W. F. A. 

Rattigan ; M. Herring ; E. M. Fox 

( Secretary) . 

RAYANT PICTURES, LTD. 

43, Chandos Place, London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 5683. 
Production Office : Wembley Film 

Studios, Empire Way, Wembley 

Park, Middlesex. Tel. : Wembley 

3000. 

Directors : Douglas R. Hill (Chair- 
man) ; Anthony Gilkison ; T. G. 
Gilkison ; J. Sharp (Secretary). 

Type of Production : Shorts ; 
entertainment, industrial, scientific 
and documentary. 

REALIST FILM UNIT, LTD. 

9, Great Chapel Street, W. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1958. 'Grams : Unireal, 
Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Major Lawrence Wright 
(Chairman) ; R. J. Flaherty 
(U.S.A.) ; O. H. Mayor ; Brian 
Smith (in charge of production) . 

Type of Production : Educational 
pictures. 

Personnel : 

Educational Producer : Dorothy Grayson. 
Film Directors : Alex. Strasser, Jane Massy, 

Harold Lowenstein 
Cameramen : A. E. Jeakins, Ronald Craigen. 

HARRY REYNOLDS 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

(See International Motion Pictures, 
Ltd.) 

R.L.T. PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

Regd. Office : St. Nicholas Road, 
Brighton. Tel. : Brighton 4477. 

Chief Executive : R. L. Tomlinson. 

Producer : Henry Passmore. 

Chief Accountant : L. R. Friend- 
Smith, A.C.A. 

SCIENCE FILMS, LTD. 

28-30, Little Russell Street, London, 
W C.l. Tel. : Holborn 5249. 

Studios : College Slip, Bromley, 
Kent. Tel. : Ravensbourne 5150. 



Directorate : H. Bruce Woolfe, 
Norman S: Macqueen, W. B. A. 
Woolfe, William E. Woolfe (Manag- 
ing Director). 

Director of Production : Norman 
S. Macqueen. 

Type of Production : Scientific 
biological and commercial films, 
animated diagrams, strip films. 

SCRIPTURAL PRODUCTIONS. 

Park Studios, Putney Park Lane, 
London, S.W.I 5. Tel. : Putney 
6274 ; 4052. 

Director of Productions : Andrew 
Buchanan. 

Type of Production : Films of a 
religious nature for all denomina- 
tions. 



SELWYN FILM 
SERVICES, LTD. 

19, Lexham Mews, London, W.8. 

Tel. : Western 4S69. 
Directors : C. A. Radley, F.R.G.S., 

(Man. Dir.) ; C. De S. Radley. 
Secretary : J. M. S. Whittow, 

A.C.A. 

Film Directors : N. F. Spurr, 

C. A. Radley. 
C AMKRAMTiN : D. P. Cooper, 

Alvin Willis. 
Scriptwriters : F. J. Brown ; F. 

King. 

Film Editor : H. J. Kirby. 
TYPe of Production : Advertising; 
educational, industrial. 

SEVEN LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

26, D'Arblay Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3566. 

Directors : H. M. Neiter O'Leary 
(British U.S.A. origin) (Managing 
Director) ; R. W. C. Mackay, 
M.A., LL.B. ; E. P. Strelitz. 

Secretary : Pamela Paulet. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
taries, instructional, Educational, 
Medical, Scientific. 

Personnel : 

Director .. .. H. M. Nieter O'Leary 
Production manager . . Pamela Paulet 



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SIGNAL FILMS, LTD. 

Little St. Annes, Bakeham Lane, 
Egham. Tel. : Egham 500. 

Directors : The Hon. A. G. Samuel; 
G. A. Holdsworth, D.S.O., O.E.E.; 
R. G. Leffingwell (U.S.A.). 

Type of Production : Puppet 
cartoons for instructional, adverti- 
sing, education, and entertainment. 

Personnel : 

Studio B. Gitter 

Art J. Coolen, 

J. Schadee 

Camera F. Hendrix, 

V. Hotcbkiss 

OSWALD SKILBECK, LTD. 

Registered Office : 87, Lishopsgate, 

E. C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 3383. 
Directors : Oswald Skilbeck ; C. 

Skilbeck. 

Type of Production : Entertain- * 

ment features and shorts. 
Personnel 

Production and direction . . Oswald Skilbeck 
Music .. .. Hilda M. Skilbeck 

SOUTHERN CROSS 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

18, Park Street, W.l. Tel. : Gros- 
venor 3302. Grams : Unistars, 
Audley, London. 

Directors : N. J. Collis-Eird, 

F. R.G.S. ; F. E. Hayter, L.A.I. A.; 
J. P. Home ; W. G. Jones ; 
P. M. Ulyatt, F.R.G.S. (Managing); 
K. E. Westman. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, documentary, educational, 
instructional. 

Associated Companies : Adventure 
Film Productions, Film Units, Ltd. 

Personnel 

Production associate . . Pbilip Home 
Geographical and travel firm 

production . . . . K. E. Westman 
Lighting Cameramen . . Douglas Ransom 
Norman Johnson 
Art director . . . . George Ward 

STRAND FILM CO., LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman); Lady Yule; G. M. 
Yule. 

Production subsidiary to British 
National Films. 

STRATFORD ABBEY FILMS, LTD. 

Head Office and Studios : Stratford 
Abbey, Stroud, Glos. Tel. : 
Stroud 629. 



Directors : E. J. Anson Dyer 
(Managing) ; E. M. E. Dyer. 

Studio Manager: D. R. Gardiner. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment and advertising colour car- 
toons. Animated diagrams, strips, 
paper sculpture, titles, rostrum 
photography, industrial, educa- 
tional. 

Personnel 

Technical directors . . S. G. Griffiths 

Art manager . . . . Len Kirley 

Head animator . . . . Harold Whitaker 

TAURUS FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

74-76, Old Compton Street, London, 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 8708-9. 

Directors : Randal Terraneau: 
Victor Kennett, John Page, Joan 
Duff. 

TECHNICAL & INDUSTRIAL 
FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Glenbuck Studios, Glenbuck Road, 
Surbiton, Surrey. Tel. : Embridge 
5211-2-3. 

Directors: H. B. O'Mahony, 
F.K C.A., F.A.C.S. ; P. J. Lancelot 
Sm th, M.A., F.R.I.C., F.R.S.E. ; 
R. Neall, M.B.E., M.A. ; Major 
H. V. Hughes. 

Type of Production : Docu- 
mentary, instructional, advertis- 
ing, educational. 

Personnel 

In charge of production . . H. V. Hughes 
Editor Madeline Walker 

TECHNICAL & SCIENTIFIC 
FILMS, LTD. 

(Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd.) 

51, Charles Street, Berkeley Square, 
W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 1138-9. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; Dr. Denis Ward, B.Sc, 
Ph.D., F.R.P.S. (Managing) ; A. 
T. Burlinson. 

Type of Production : Advertising, 
educational, industrial. 

TECHNIQUE FILM 
PRODUCTIONS. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 

Lane London, W.C.2. Tel. : 

Temple Bar 0135-6. 
Studios : Merton Park Studios, 

269, Kingston Road, S.W.19. 

Tel. : Liberty 4291. 



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Director of Productions : Ronald 

H. Riley. 
Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 

Ltd. 



THAMES AND CLYDE 
FILM CO., LTD. 

41, St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.l. 

Tel. : Central 2601-2 
Directors : S. L. Russell ; Leslie 

Murray ; S. Seeman. 

THE TOPICAL FILM 
CO., LTD. 

North Circular Rd., Cricklewood, 
London, N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 
4271. 

Type of Production : Advertising ; 
commercial ; educational ; docu- 
mentary. 



THIS MODERN AGE. 

25, Savile Row, W.l. Tel. : Regent 
0613 (5 lines). 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; George Archi- 
bald, J. P. ; -John Davis ; L. W. 
Farrow ; G. I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : P. C. L. Moore. 

Type of Production : Specialised 
documentary. 

Personnel 

Producer Sergei Xolbandov 

Associate producer and 
literary editor . . J. L. Hodson, O.B.E. 

Deputy Associate pro- 
ducer and literary 

editor . . . . R. Waithman 

Production manager . . X. H. Xesse 
Research J. J. Bredin ; 

D. W.Clarke; J.C.Gray; G. Hanley; A. 
Rice; Miss J. Robins. 

Cameramen . . . . E . Cross ; 

G. Currin ; P. Hennessy ; C Hornby ; 

E. Moore ; W. Pollard ; D. Ransome. 
Film Editors . . . . L. Allen ; 

A. Eggleton ; W. Hyde ; R. Verrall 
Film librarian . . . . R. Chillman 

Sound recordist . . . . J. L. Woodiwiss 

TRANSATLANTIC PICTURES 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

36, Golden Square, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 3554. Grams : 

" Berdarold, Piccy, London." 

Cables : Transpic London. 
Directors : Alfred Hitchcock and 

Sidney L. Bernstein. 
Secretary : Joseph Warton, 

A.C.R.A. 

Type of Production ; Entertain- 
ment features > 



TRANS-WORLD FILMS, LTD. 

130, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 3400. 
Directors : H. W. Collinson, K. A. 

Collinson. 

TRAVIS JACKSON 
PRODUCTIONS. 

Studios, Hest Bank, Nr. Morecambe. 

Production Manager : Capt. W. 
Travis Jackson. 

Type of Production : Technical, 
scientific, special effects, entertain- 
ment. 35 mm. only. 

TRIDENT FILMS, LTD. 

77, Dean Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 1458-9. 

Directors : H. Annesley Brownrigg, 
Rosanne Brownrigg. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary, instructional, educational. 

Personnel 

Producer . . . . Rosanne Brownrigg 

Directors . . . . . . R. Brownrigg ; 

H. A. Brownrigg 
Camerman . . . . . . Harry Maynard 

Production manager Marjorie Greenwood 
Scrip twriter. . . . . . Douglas Jackson 



TROJAN FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

146, Broadhurst Gardens, N.W.6. 
Tel. : Maida Vale 5680 and 
Hampstead 1255. 

Directors : A. W. Soden, F.R.T.B.A. 
Tom Cundall. 

Cameraman : A. Mavrogordato. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, documentary and educational 
shorts. 

TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Twentieth Century House, Soho 
Square, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 7766. 
Grams, and Cables : Cent Fox, 
London. 

Production Office : 144, Piccadilly 

W.l. Tel. : Mayf air 8272. Grams. 

and Cables : LondofLLm, London. 
Studio : London Film Studio, 

Shepperton, Middx. Tel. : 

Chertsey 2211. 
Directors : L. Munson (U.S.A.) 

(Man. Dir.) ; W. J. Kupper 

(U.S.A.) ; K. N. Hargreaves ; J. F, 

Pattinson, B. Litchfield. 



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TWICKENHAM FILM STUDIOS. 

St. Margarets. Tel. : Popesgrove 
4451. 

(See Alliance Film Studios Ltd.) 

TWO CITIES FILMS, LTD. 

15, Hanover Square. London, W.l. 
Tels. : Mayfair 9242 (10 lines). 

Production Office : Denham Studios, 
Uxbridge, Middlx. Tel. : Den- 
ham 2345. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; Josef Somlo 
and Earl St. John (U.S.A.) (Joint 
Managing Directors) ; John Davis, 
L. W. Farrow ; A. Galperson 
(Polish). 

Secretary : G. Coen. 

UNITED FILM 
PRODUCTIONS 

10, West Hill Road, East Putney, 
S.W.18. Tel.: Putney 7783. 

Studios : East Putney, S.W.18. 

Directors : Jesse S. W. Searle- 
Shirley (Chairman), V. A. Searle- 
Shirley, Edgar Brandt, Peter W. 
Miles. 

Type of Production : Educational* 
medical, entertainment, documen- 
tary. 

Two Stages: (under reconstruction) ; Lighting, 
Strand and Kamden. 

Personnel: 

Technical Director ... J. Searle-Shirley 
Biological and Botanical Director 

Edgar Brandt, B Sc. 
Script Research V. A. Searle-Shirley 

Sound Supervision W Roberts 

Camera Supervision Jack Searle 

Art Direction D H. Shirley 

UNIVERSAL NEWS 

(See under British Pictorial Prods.) 

VANDYKE PICTURE 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

13, Dover Street, W.l. Tel. : 

Mayfair 7860. 

Directors : R. D. Proudlock, 
N. G. D. Proudlock, S. A. Lee 
(Managing) ; P. L. Stafford. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts, docu- 
mentary. 

Personnel 

Director .. .. .. S. A Lee- 
Producer R. D. Proudlock 



VERITY FILMS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 5664-5. 

Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269. 
Kingston Rd., S.W.I 9. Tel. : 
Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; R. H. Riley (Managing 
Director) ; A. T. Burlinson. 

Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. 



VICTORIA FILMS (PRODUCTION), 
LTD. 

639, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar 
Square, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
5215 and 2421. 

Directors : John Sutro, John Zelnik 
(Chairman and Man. Dir.) ; The 
Hon. Mrs. A. MacXaghten, Joseph 
Janni (Italian) ; Mrs. C. Shepley 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



VIKING FILMS, LTD. 

Studios : 1,3 and 5, St. Mary Abbots' 

Place, Kensington, W.8. Tel. : 

Western 2515. 
Directors : Raymond Garnett, 

E. A. Humphriss, B.Sc (Eng.) 

A.M.I.E.E. (Managing) ; C. A. 

Bramall, LL.B. 
Owns and Controls : Viking Film 

Studios. 

Three stages : 40 ft. by 26 ft. ; 35 ft. by 26 ft. ; 
26 ft. by 26 ft. 

Recording System : Viking Sound 
System. 

VISUAL EDUCATION, LTD. 

9, Upper Berkeley Street, London, 
W.l. Tel.: Ambassador 2351; 
1763. 

Directors : E. S. Fellowes-Farrow, 
M.A., M.Sc, Ph.D. ; L. A. Doust ; 
D. J. Nicholson, B.Sc. 

Type of Production : Visual aids. 

WALLACE PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Wallace Centre, 8, Berwick Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 2639. 



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Directors: C. R. Stilwell.; P. A. 
Nicholls ; G. A. Holdsworth, 
D.S.O., O.B.E. ; The Hon. A. G. 
Samuel ; A. V. Curtice. 

Production Manager : A. V. 
Curtice. 

Secretary : D. M. Allen. 

WARNER BROS.-FIRST 
NATIONAL PRODS., LTD. 

Broom Road, Teddington, Mddlx. 

Tel. : Kingston 2181-89. 

Directors : A. S. Abeles (U.S.A.) 
(Managing Director) ; E. G. M. 
Fletcher ; F. V. Royce, F.C.A. 

Studio Manager: J. R. Gilbert. 

Controls : Teddington Studios. 



WEMBLEY FILM 
STUDIO, LTD. 

Empire Way, Wembley Park, Middle- 
sex. Tel. : Wembley 3000. 

Directors : L. Munson (U.S.A.) 
(Managing Director) ; W. J. 
Kupper (U.S.A.) ; K.N. Har- 
greaves ; J. F. Pattinson ; B. 
Litchfield. 

Studio Manager : A. T. Jones. 

Controls : Wembley Studios. 

One stage : 8,080 sq. ft. Visatone 
and Asfi Tobis recording systems. 

WESSEX FILM PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : Ian Dalrymple ; W. 
Rosser- James ; Jack Lee ; Derek 
Twist ; G. C R. Eley, CB.E. 

Executive Producer : Ian Dal- 
rymple. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel 

Associate producers .. Humphrey Jennings, 
O.B.E., Michael Gordon, Dennis Van Thai 

Directors .. .-. Jack Lee, 

Derek Twist, John Eldridge 

Writers . . . . . . William Rose, 

Ian Black 

Reading dept. . . Mrs. Jadwiga Leach 



iph Year Book. 

HELEN WIGGINS FILMS, LTD. 

176, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 5719. 
Directors : Helen Wiggins ; N. F. 

Amey ; J. J. A. Crozier. 
In Charge of Production : Helen 

Wiggins. 

Type of Production r Entertain- 
ment shorts, documentary, adver- 
tising. Also editing services and 
negative cutting. 

WINCHESTER FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

16, Winchester Road, X.W.3. Tel. : 
Primrose 3301 and 2477. 

Directors : Alan Osbiston ; A. 
Paul Fletcher ; Humphrey Stin- 
gier. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment and Documentary. 

WORLD WIDE 
PICTURES, LTD. 

Lysbeth House, Soho Square, Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 1736-8. 

Managing Director and Producer: 
James Carr. 

Secretary : V. L. Price. 

Member of Federation of Docu ■ 
mentary Film Units. 

Personnel : 

Associate producers Ralph Bond, Hindle Edgar 
Directors Graham Cutts, Ken Hughes 

Mary Francis, Paul Dickson. 
Cameramen ... Ronnie Anscombe, Geoffrey 

Williams. 

Editing Frances Cockburn, Steve 

Cox. 

YOUNGER PUBLICITY 
SERVICE, LTD. 

28, Albemarle St., London, W.l 
Tel. : Regent 6593-6. 

Directors : Harry Adley and J. D. 
Marks (Joint Managing Directors) ; 
S. H. Bell ; J. X. Prendergast, 
M.B.E. 

Associated Companies : National Film 
Corp., Ltd. ; Younger Film Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. 

Type of Production : Publicity 
films. 



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HERMANS- 



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M. BERMAN LTD. 

18, Irving Street 
Leicester Square 
London : W.C.2 

WHI. 5726'8 



U.S.A. OFFICE: 

4519 Sunset Blvd.. 
Hollywood 



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DUFAY-CHROMEX LTD. 14-16 Cockspur Street, London, S.W.I. Telephone: Whitehall 6747 



Studio Service Companies. 



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ALL POWER TRANSFORMERS, 
LTD. 

8a, Gladstone Road, Wimbledon, 
S.W.I 9. Tel. : Liberty 3303. 

Directors : Fit. /Lieut. O. B. 
Thompson, M.I.B.E. ; N. A. D. 
Thompson ; Major G. O. W T alter, 
M.B.E., A.M.I. E.E. 

Manufacturers of special electronic 
apparatus, constant voltage power 
supplies, transformers, etc. 

BRENT LABORATORIES. 

North Circular Road, Cricklewood, 

N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 4271. 

'Giams : Tophilma, Gold 
Directors : G. M. Wright 

Enders ; C. W T akeling ; C. 

man (Managing Director). 
Film processing specialists. 

BRITISH CINE 
RECORDING, LTD. 

80-2, Wardour Street, W.l, 
Gerrard 4161. 



F. A. 
Winter- 



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Directors : Norman Leevers, B.Sc, 

A.C.G.I. (Man. Dir.) ; D. F. 

Cantlay ; R. E. Cooban, A.C.A. 

(Secretary). 
Positive and negative 16 mm. sound-on-film 

recording and electrical reduction. 

CARDIN FILM SERVICE. 

33-35, Endell Street, Long Acre, 

W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 0977. 
Directors : M. Cardin, H. Long. 

Editing, negative cutting, scripting and all 
film services both i6mm. and 35mm. Editola, 
Moviola and 16mm. cutting rooms with 
office space. Newman Sinclair 35mm. camera 
available for hire. 

DENHAM LABORATORIES, LTD. 

Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel.: 
Denham 2323. 'Grams. : Denlabs, 
Denham. 

Shepherd's Bush Laboratories : Lime 
Grove, London, W.12. Tel. : 
Shepherd's Bush 1042. 




For clean, comfortable cutting rooms with Editolas or 
Moviolas and Office space if necessary. 

FOP film service of all kinds 35-mm. and 16-mm. done 
with speed and efficiency. 

Contact The 

CARDSN CUTTING ROOMS 
AMD FILM SERVICE 

33/5, ENDELL STREET, LONG ACRE, W.C2 



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TEL. : TEMple Bar 0977 



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Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; W. M. Har- 
court, F.R.S.A., F.R.P.S., F.B.K.S., 
(Managing Director) ; E. R. 
Crammond ; John Davis ; L. W. 
Farrow, F.C.A. ; J. W. Pendleton ; 
G. I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : John Pendleton. 

General Manager : George Barker. 

Heads of Departments 

Chief engineer . . . . W. Sadler 

Chief liaison . . . . C. Baker 

Night superintendent . . J. Berner 

Supervisor sound control . . J. H. Luscombe 
Supervisor trick department B. Anthony 
Deputy chief engineer . . R. W. Andrews 
Superintendent 16 mm. dept. 

S. Russell 

Supervisor negative cutting Miss M. William 
Photo Chemical and 

research dept. .. .. J.H.Jacobs 
Manager Shepherd's 

Bush laboratory . . . . A. H. Page 



GEVAERT, LTD. 

Acton Lane, Harlesden, N.W.10. 
Tel. : Elgar 6755. 'Grams : 
Artoveg Harles, London. 



Manager Cine Film Dept. : T. H. 

Williamson. 
Suppliers of film stock. 

GEORGE HUMPHRIES 
AND CO., LTD. 

71-77, Whitfield Street, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Museum . 3636. 'Grams : 
Bestlab, Rath, London. 

Directors : Sir Arthur W. Jarratt 
(Chairman and Managing Direc- 
tor) ; Randal Terraneau ; P. L. 
Fleming. 

Film processing specialists. 

ILFORD LIMITED. 

23, Roden Street, Ilford, Essex. 

Cine Sales : National House, 60-66: 
Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. 
Gerrard 2763. 

Directors : The Hon. James P. 
Philipps (Chairman) ; T. Midgley 
Illingworth (Deputy Chairman and 
Joint Managing Director) ; W. H. 
Dimsdale, M.A. (Joint Managing 



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CINE DEPT., GEVAERT LTD., 
ACTON LANE, HARLESDEN, N.W.10 

Telephone : ELGar 6755 



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Director) ; B. L. Drake, F.C.I. S. ; 
The Rt. Hon. Lord Milford ; 
Sir Phillip E. Haldin ; G. B. 
Harrison, O.B.E., B.Sc, Ph.D. 
F.Inst.P. ; J. Mitchell, M.A., B.Sc; 
W. E. H. Metcalfe, M.C., A.C.A. 
( Secretary) . 
-uppliers of film stock, etc. 

KAY FILM PRINTING CO., LTD. 

Oxford Road, Finsburv Park, N.4. 
Tel. : Arc. 3050. 

Directors : A. J. Adams O.B.E. 
(Chairman) ; Ernest G. Roy 
(Managing Director) ; Howard 
Martineau ; Louis Martineau ; Guy 
H. Martineau. 

Technical Manager : E. J. Van 
Baars. 

Secretary : A. W. Smart. 

KAY (WEST END) 
LABORATORIES, LTD. 

22, Soho Square, W. 1. Tel. : Ger. 
7811. 

Directors :■ A. J. Adams, O.B.E. 



(Chairman) ; Ernest G. Roy 
(Managing Director) ; Howard 
Martineau ; Louis Martineau ; Guy 
H. Martineau. 

Technical Manager : E. W. Stimson. 

Secretary : A. W. Smart. 

KODAK, LTD. 

Kingsway, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Holborn 7841. 

Directors : Ernest Edgar Blake 
(Chairman) ; Donald McMaster 
(Deputy Chairman) ; Sir Louis 
Greig ; The Rt. Hon. Lord 
Brabazon of Tara ; Dr. C. E. K. 
Mees ; Harold Stuart Carpenter ; 
William Heatley Faulkner ; Arthur 
Douglas Page ; Alfred Ernest 
Amor ; Thomas Jean Hargrave. 

Suppliers of film stock, etc. 

LEEVERS RICH AND CO., LTD. 

80-82, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 4161. 
Directors : Norman Leevers, 



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LEEVERS. RICH & Co. Ltd.. 80 WARDOUR ST. LONDON. W.l GER 4161 



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B.Sc, 
A.C.A. 



A. C.G.I. ; R. E. Cooban, 
; B. T. Druce. 



Recording studios equipped for 35 mm. and 
16 mm. post synchronising, mixing and language 
dubbing by the De Lane Lea process. 

Two 35 mm. mobile sound recording units 
with full accessories and picture cameras, also 
mobile disc recording units. Sound effects 
library of over 1,000 items. 



NATIONAL SCREEN 
SERVICE, LTD. 

113-117, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Ger. 4851. 'Grams. : Nascreno, 
Wesdo, London. 

15, Wadsworth Road, Perivale, 
Greenford, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Perivale 6406-7. 'Grams : Nas- 
creno, Greenford. 

Directors : H. Robbins (U.S.A.) 
(Chairman) ; T. Gruen (U.S.A.) ; 
F. J. C. Weinberg (U.S.A.) ; W. B. 
Brenner (U.S.A.) ; C. Gordon Ross, 
M.C. ; Arnold Williams (Manag- 
ing Director) ; F. T. Harvey 
( Secretary) ; A. H. Nye (Sales 
Manager) . 

Producers of trailers and short 
films. 



OLYMPIC Kl N EM ATO GRAPH 
LABORATORIES, LTD. 



School Road, London, N.W.10. 
Elgar 7831. 

Film processing specialists. 



Tel. : 



PRODUCTION FACILITIES 
FILMS), LTD. 

5, Upper Berkeley Street. London. 
W.l. Tel.: Paddington 1221. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, J. P. 
(Chairman) ; Edwin A. Davis ; 
(Managing Director) ; G. Archi- 



bald, J. P. ; Sydney Box ; John 
Davis ; L. W. Farrow. 



RCA PH0T0PH0NE, LTD. 

43, Berkeley Square, W.l. Tel. : 
Grosvenor 8861 (8 lines). 'Grams. : 
Ircapp, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : P. A. Tumor (Deputy 
Managing Director and Secretary) ; 
J. C. Atkinson ; J. Moxon Broad ; 
Admiral W. A. Glassford, C.B. 
(U.S.N. Rtd.) ; B. F. Moore, Jnr. 
(U.S.A.) ; Merrill Mueller ; R. H. 
Oxley. 

Sound recording and reproduction 
experts. 



TECHNICOLOR, LTD. 

Bath Road, Harmondsworth, West 
Drayton, Middlesex. Tel. : West 
Drayton 2211. 'Grams. : Techni- 
color, West Drayton, Telex 2404. 

Directors : Herbert T. Kalmus 
(U.S.A.) (Chairman) ; Kay 
Harrison (Managing Director) ; 
C. W. A. Ray; The Rt. Hon. 
Lord Grantlev ; T. S. Overv ; 
Lt.-Col. P. W. Pitt, T.D. 

Secretary : A. Allan. 



WESTERN ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 

Libertv House, Regent Street, Lon- 
don," W.l. Tel.: Regent 1001. 

Directors : E. S. Gregg (U.S.A.) ; 
T. K. Stevenson (U.S.A.) ; M. A. 
Goldrick (U.S.A.) ; H. L. Master- 
son ; J. H. Somake (also Secretarv); 
F. C. Leach ; R. J. Engler (U.S.A.). 

Electrical, acoustic and cinemato- 
graph apparatus and consulting 
engineers on recording and repro- 
duction of sound. 



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$ y ^ c<? 2* J & 



<tf / '? # ^ / & f K3< 

ERNEST F. MOY LTD., BAYHAM STREET, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, N.W.1. GUL 5451 



Studio Service Companies. 



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THE LAWLEY APPARATUS CO. 

Specialists and Consultants 

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FOR 

STUDIOS and FILM PRINTING LABORATORIES 

Manufacturers of 1 6 m/m. and 35 m/m. 
AUTOMATIC DEVELOPING MACHINES • CONTINUOUS 
AND REDUCTION PRINTERS • AUTOMATIC PRINTER 
DENSITY CONTROLS 



ALL TYPES 

Photographic Equipment Designed and Manufactured 
to suit Customers' Requirements. 



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LONDON, W.I 



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HANDLING GEAR 
LIFTING APPLIANCES 



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ACOUSTIC SCREENS 
STAGE TURNTABLES 
TRANSPORTERS AND RUNWAYS 
SILENT RUNNERS & CHAIN PULLEY BLOCKS 
ROPE BLOCKS OF ALL TYPES 
AUTOMATIC SAFETY STOPS FOR RUNWAYS 
LONG LINK HANGING CHAINS 
SPECIAL HOOKS AND APPLIANCES 
made to order 
Inspection and Testing of all Studio Lifting Apparatus 

W. & E. MOORE LTD. 

(The Lifting Gear People) 

13-31, POPLAR HIGH STREET, LONDON, E.14 

East 2613 - 4 lines 



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THEATRE AND CINEMA STAGE EQUIPMENT 



KNIGHT -BURLING LTD. 

Directors : W. E. BURLING A. SCOTT-KNIGHT T. RAE 

\ti Association 
of Experienced Stage Equipment 
Manufacturers for Installations 
of Competitive Quality 

• 

ACTUAL MAKERS OF 
Orchestra and Organ Console Lifts • Stage 
and Scenery Lifts • Revolving and Rolling 
Stages • Scenery Counterweighting • Safety 
Curtains with Oil Buffers and Electric Raising 
Gears • Electric Curtain Controls to Draw 
Fly • Festoon or Swag • Projection Room 
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ASSOCIATED BRITISH 
CINEMAS, LTD. 

30-31, Golden Square? 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard7887. Grams.: 
Britain, Piccy. 

Directors : Sir Philip 
Warter (Chairman) ; 
Robert Clark, M.A., 
LL.B. ; Eric G. M. 
Fletcher, LL.D., M.P. 
(Deputy Chairman) ; 
C. J. Latta (U.S.) ; 
Edward Maloney, 
F.C.A. ; D. J. Good- 
latte (Man. Dir.). 

Secretary : J. H. 
McDonald. 

Savoy, Acton. 
Picture House, Balham. 
Queen's, Bayswater. 
Roxy, Blackheath. 
Palladium, Brixton. 
Regal, Carnberwell Road. 
Ritz, Clapton. 

Palaseum, Commercial Road. 
Forum, Ealing. 

Theatre, Elephant and Castle. 
Capitol, Forest Hill. 
Forum, Fulham Road, S.W. 
Lido, Golders Green. 
Regal, Hackney. 
Broadway, Hammersmith. 
Commodore, Hammersmith. 
Regal, Hammersmith. 
Ritz, Harringay. 
Prince of Wales, Harrow Rd,,W. 
Regal, Harrow Road. 
Savoy, Holloway Road. 
Carlton, Essex Road, Islington. 
Empire, Islington. 
Palace, Kensai Rise. 
Forum. Kentish Town. 
Regent, King's Cross. 
Prince of Wales, Lewisham. 
Ritz, Leyton. 
Rex, Leytonstone. 
Coronation, Manor Park. 
Empire, Mile End. 
Ritz, Muswell Hill. 
Ritz, Neasden. 

Ritz, Bowes Road, New South- 
gate. 
Rex, Norbury. 

Royalty, Lancaster Rd., W.n. 
Regal, Old Kent Road, S.E. 
Regal, Putney. 
Super, Stamford Hill. 
Savoy, Stoke Newington. 
Rex, Stratford. 
Regal, Streatham. 
Mayfair, Tooting. 
Regal, Walham Green. 
Dominion, Walthamstow. 
Savoy, Wandsworth. 



Elite, Wimbledon. 
Capitol, Winchmore Hill. 
Majestic, Woodford. 
State, Barkingside. 
Apoiio, ArawicK. 
Palace, Ashton-in-Makerfield. 
Regal, Atherstone. 
Grand, Banbury. 
Capitol, Barking. 
Beau Nash, Bath 
Regal, Beverley. 
Bristol, Birmingham. 
Savoy, Birkenhead. 
Astoria, Aston. 
Gaiety, Birmingham. 
Orient, Aston. 
Picture House, Aston Cross. 
Ritz, Bordesley, Green East. 
Picture House, Edgbaston. 
Palace, Erdington. 
Picture House, Erdington. 
Robin Hood, Hall Green. 
Regal, Handsworth. 
Royalty. Harborne. 
Adelphi, Haymills. 
Palladium, Hockley. 
Tudor, King's Heath. 
Crown, Ladywood. 
Alhambra, Birmingham. 
Imperial, Birmingham. 
Forum, Birmingham. 
Oak, Selly Oak. 
Piccadilly, Sparkbrook. 
Pavilion, Stirchley. 
Tower, West Bromwich 
Pavilion, Wylde Green. 
Majestic, Blackburn. 
Hippodrome, Blackpool. 
Princess, Blackpool. 
Capitol, Bolton. 
Gainsborough, Bootle. 
Carlton, Boscombe. 
Grand, Bournemouth. 
Westover, Bournemouth. 
Ritz, Bradford. 
Majestic, Bridgnorth. 
Regal, Bridlington. 
Astoria, Brighton. 
Savov, Brighton. 
Cabot, Filton, Bristol. 
King's Bristol. 
Vandyck, Bristol. 
Whiteladies, Bristol. 
Regal, Cambridge. 
Central, Canterbury. 
Regal, Canterbury. 
Albion, Castleford. 
Regal, Caversham. 
Regent, Chatham. 
Electra, Cheadle. 
Regal, Cheltenham. 
Regal, Chester. 
Regal, Chesterfield. 
Regal, Cirencester. 
Playhouse, Colchester. 
Rex, Consett. 
Carlton, Cosham. 
Empire, Coventry. 
Regent, Crosby, Liverpool. 
Savoy, Croydon. 
Princess, Dagenham. 
Olympia, Darlaston. 
Regal, Darlington. 



Popular, Derby. 
Regal, Derby. 
Playhouse, Dewsbury. 
Picture House, Doncaster. 
Granada., Dover. 
Plaza, Dover. 
Regal, Dursley. 
Ritz, Edgware. 
Savoy, Enfield. 
Rembrandt, Ewell. 
Savoy, Exeter. 
Ritz, Gateshead. 
Picturedrome, Gloucester 
Regal, Grimsby. 
Kingsway, Hadleigh. 
Regal, Halifax. 
Capitol, Haniey. 
Rex, Hanworth. 
Regal, Harrogate. 
Dominion, Harrow. 
Embassy, North Harrow. 
Regal, Hounslow. 
Granada, Hove. 
Regal, Hull. 
Regis, Hull. 
Rex, Hull. 
Royalty, Hull. 
Regal, Ilford. 
Central, Kidderminster. 
Gaiety, Leeds. 
Ritz, Leeds. 
Shaftesbury, Leeds. 
Savoy, Leicester. 
Trocadero, Leicester. 
Regal, Leigh. 
Regal, Lichfield. 
Regal, Lincoln. 
Savoy, Lincoln. 
Astoria, Walton. 
Carlton, Liverpool. 
Coliseum, Walton. 
Commodore, Liverpool. 
Forum, Liverpool. 
Gem, Liverpool. 
Granada, Liverpool. 
Coliseum, Paddington, Liver- 
pool. 

Popular, Liverpool. 
Regal, Norris Green. 
Regent, Liverpool. 
Victory, Kirkdale, Liverpool 
Regent, Tranmere. 
Reo, Fazakerley. 
Empire, Longton. 
Marina, Lowestoft. 
Savov Luton. 
Rialto, Broughton. 
Premier, Cheetham Hill. 
Regal, Levenshulme. 
Playhouse, Miles Platting. 
Claremont. Manchester. 
Trafford P. H. Trafford. 
New Royal, Openshaw. 
Casino, Rusholme. 
Forum, Wythenshawe. 
Grand, Mansfield. 
Elite, Middlesbrough. 
Majestic, Mitcham. 
Forum, Newbury. 
Haymarket, Newcastle. 
Savoy. Newcastle-under-Lyme- 
Olympia, Newport, Mon. 
Savoy, Northampton. 



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Regent, Norwich. 
Carlton, Nottingham. 
Elite, Nottingham. 
New Empress, Nottingham. 
Hippodrome, Nuneaton. 
Palladium, Oldham. 
Langham, Pinner. 
Plaza, Plymouth. 
Royal, Plymouth. 
Savoy, Portsmouth. 
Theatre Royal, Preston. 
Regal, Purley. 
Central, Reading. 
Granby, Reading. 
Savoy, Reading. 
Regal, Rochdale. 
Ritz, Romford. 

Metropole, Sherwood, Notting- 
ham. 

Capitol, St. Helens. 
Savoy, St. Helens. 
Regal, Salisbury. 
Beacon, Smethwick. 
Dominion, Southali. 
Broadway, Southampton. 
Forum, Southampton. 
Regal, Southport. 
Apollo, Southsea. 
Savoy, South Shields. 
Regal, Staines. 
Empire, Stockton. 
Globe, Stockton. 
Majestic, Stoke. 
Savoy, Stourbridge. 
Ritz, Sunderland. 
Empress, Sutton Coldfield. 
Savoy, Swindon. 
Savoy, Teddington. 
Rex, Tilehurst. 
Regal, Torquay. 
Regal, Tring. 
Regal, Trowbridge. 
Regal, Twickenham. 
Regal, Wakefield. 
Capitol, Wallasey. 
Ritz, Wallsend. 
Imperial, Waisall. 
Palace, Walsall. 
Savoy, Walsall. 
Regal, Walton-on-Thames. 
County, Warwick. 
Lyric, Wellingborough. 
Forum, West Hartlepool. 
Coliseum, Whitley Bay. 
Savoy, Wolverhampton. 
Plaza, Worthing. 
Regal, Wembley. 
Regent, Yarmouth. 
Regai, York. 



Olympia, Cardiff. 
Queen's, Cardiff. 
Castie, Merthyr Tydfil. 



Palace, Arbroath. 

Ritz, Cambuslang. 

Bank, Clydebank. 

Empire, Clydebank. 

Regal, Coatbridge. 

Rialto, Dumbarton. 

Regal, Dumfries. 

Plaza, Dundee. 

Lyceum, Edinburgh. 

Regal, Edinburgh. 

Ritz, Edinburgh. 

Savoy, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 

Picture House, Falkirk. 

Regal, Falkirk. 

Playhouse, Galashiels. 

Coliseum, Glasgow. 

Grosvenor, Hillhead, Glasgow. 

King's Cinema, Glasgow. 

Mayfair, Battlefield, Glasgow. 

Olympia, Bridgeton, Glasgow. 

Picture House, Dennistoun, 
Glasgow. 

Picture House, Govanhiil, Glas- 
gow. 

Picture Palace, Parkhead, Glas- 
gow. 

Plaza, Govan, Glasgow. 
Princess, Springburn, Glasgow. 
Regal, Glasgow. 
Rex, Riddrie, Glasgow. 
Rhul, Burnside, Glasgow. 
Ritz, Oatlands, Glasgow. 
Toledo, Muirend, Glasgow. 
Waverley, Shawlands, Glasgow. 
Regal, Greenock. 
Regal, Hamilton. 
Tower, Helensburgh. 
George Picture House Kil- 
marnock. 
Regal, Kilmarnock. 
Regal, Kirkcaldy. 
King's Montrose. 
La Scala, Motherwell. 
Rex, Motherwell. 
Regal, Paisley. 
Regal, Stirling. 
Plaza, Wishaw. 

ABERTiLLERY 
THEATRES, LTD., 

17, Park Place, Cardiff. 
Tel : Cardiff 3615-7. 

Directors : Alfred 
Withers (Chairman 
and Joint Man. Dir.), 
A. Jackson Withers 
(Joint Man. Dir.). 



Empress Cinema, Abertillery. 
Gaiety, Abertillery. 
Palace, Abertillery. 
Pavilion Theatre Abertillery. 

ASSOCIATED G.P. 
CINEMAS, 

149, West George Street, 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Central 1612-2. 
'Grams. : G.P.C., Glas- 
gow. 

Directors : George 
Palmer (Chairman and 
Managing Director) ; 
Mrs. George Palmer. 

Booking Manager : 
George Palmer. 

Victory, Whiteinch. 

George, Largs. 

Viking, Largs. 

Pavilion, Largs. 

George, Cathcart. 

Eastway, Edinburgh. 

Regal, Girvan. 

George, Glasgow. 

George, Irvine. 

George, Beith. 

Crown, Glasgow. 

George, Bellshill. 

Alhambra, Bellshill. 

Victory, Portobello. 

George, Portobello. 

George, Uddingston. 

George, Troon. 

Palace, Irvine. 

George, Kilbirnie. 

Regal, Mossend. 

ASSOCIATED 
SOUTHPORT 
CINEMAS, 

Proprietors r Coliseum 
(Southport), Ltd. 

Scala Buildings, Kings- 
way, Southport. Tel. : 
Southport 3903. 

Directors : H. Coates 
(Chairman) ; F. A. 
Clarke (Vice - Chair- 
man) ; G. E. Hard- 
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Manager : W. Peel- 
Smith. 

Plaza, Ainsdale, Southport. 
Coliseum, Southport. 
Palace, Southport. 
Scala, Southport. 



ATKINSON'S 
PICTURES, LTD., 

9, North Road, St. 
Andrews, Bristol, 6. 
Tel. : Bristol 44190. 

Directors : E. D. 

Atkinson ; S. J. 

Machin. 
Secretary : R. M. 

Winter. 

Academy Cinema, Bristol. 

Scala Cinema, Bristol. 

Town Hall Cinema, Bedminster, 

Bristol. 
Vestry Hall, Bristol. 

BANCROFT 
(H) CIRCUIT, 

Empire Theatre, Wis- 
bech. Tel. : Wisbech 
116 and 532. 

Empire, Wisbech. 
Hippodrome, Wisbech. 
Empress, Chatteris. 
Public Rooms, Ely. 
Rex, Ely. 

Hippodrome, Holbeach. 
Hippodrome, Huntingdon. 
Hippodrome, March. 
Regent, March. 
City Cinema, Peterborough. 



BARBER'S CINEMAS 
(TUNSTALL), LTD., 

Palace, Tunstall, Staffs. 
Tel. : SOT. 87453. 

Man. Dir. & Gen. Man.: 
Coun. G. L. Barber. 

Scala, Stony Stratford 
Palace. Tunstall. 
Regent Hall, Tunstall. 
Palace, Wolverton. 



BEDFORD CINEMAS 
(1928), LTD., 

19, Castle St., Liver- 
pool, 2. Tel. : Central 
1544. Grams: Logical, 
Liverpool. 

Man. Dir. : John F. 
Wood. 

Booking Man. : W. J. 
McAree. 

Rialto, Bebington. 
Plaza, Birkenhead. 
Curzon, Old Swan, Liverpool. 
Empire, Garston, Liverpool. 
Mayfair, Aigburth, Liverpool. 
Stella, Seaforth. 

THE BLACKPOOL 
TOWER CO., LTD., 

(Associated with Black- 
pool Winter Gardens 
& Pavilion Co., Ltd.), 
Empress Buildings, 
Church Street, Black- 
pool. Tel. : Black- 
pool 25252 (16 lines). 
Grams. : " Tower," 
Blackpool. 

Directors : H. D. 
Bickerstaffe (Chair- 
man) ; J. H. Clegg, 
F.C.I.S. ; C. J. Bad- 
man ; H. R. Grime, 
J-P. 

Booking Man. : Sam. 
A. Lister. 

Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 
Palace Pavilion, Blackpool. 
Palace, St. Annes-on-Sea. 
Palace, Lytham. 
Art, Fleetwood. 

L. BLOND 
CIRCUIT, 

37, Hope Street, Liver- 
pool. Tel.: Royal 1010. 

Empire, Kirkham. 
Picture House, Wallasey. 



Lyceum, Garston. 

New County, Bangor, N. Wales. 



BLOOM THEATRES. 

32, York Road, London, 
S.W.I 1. Tel. : Batter- 
sea 1810 and 8181. 

Directors : H. P. 
Bloom (Gov. Dir.) ; 
A. A. Bloom (Man. 
Dir.) ; B. S. Bloom, 
J. Bloom. 

Super Palace, Battersea, S.W.n 
Supershow, Earlsneld, S.W.18. 
Coronation, New Southgate, 

N.n, 
Regent, Deal. 
Royal, Deal. 

BOSTOCK CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, 

193, Norwich Rd., Ips- 
wich. Tel. : Ipswich 
4036 & 51324. Grams: 
Lekas, Ipswich. 

Man. Dir. : Douglas F. 
Bostock. 

Booking Man. : Harry 
W. Pinchon. 

Cinema, Attleborough. 

Regal, Brightlingsea. 

Cosy Cinema, Burnham Market. 

Central, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Playhouse, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Kinema, Coggeshall. 

Empire, Dovercourt. 

Regal, Dovercourt. 

Regent, Dovercourt. 

Regal, Framlingham. 

Palace, Harwich. 

Empire, Haverhill. 

Playhouse, Haverhill. 

Regal, Holt. 

Regal, St. Ives. 

Regal, Swaffham. 

Regal, Watton. 

Regal Cinema Wells next Sea. 

Regal, Wymondham. 

Booked in conjunction : — 

Regal, Littleport. 

Comet, Mildenhall. 

Kingsway, Newmarket. 



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Telephone: HESWALL 1302 
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BRENNAN'S 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

70-72, Deansgate, Man- 
chester, 3. Tel.: Black- 
friars 7797 ; 2823. 

Governing Director : 
James Brennan. 

Director and General 
Manager : W. H. 
Colman. 

Tudor, Bramhall. 

Roxy, Carnforth. 

Roxy, Dalton-in-Furness. 

Palace, Denton. 

Crescent, Hulme. 

Oxford, Dukinfield. 

Theatre Royal, Hyde. 

Palladium, Kendal. 

Roxy, Kendal. 

St. George's, Kendal. 

King's, Rochdale. 

Prince's, Wigan. 

Deansgate P.H., Manchester. 

Palace, Salford. 

Regal, Widnes. 



BUXTON THEATRE 
CIRCUIT LTD., 

Gaiety Theatre, Man- 
chester. Tel.: Black- 
friars 0866. Grams : 
Gaiety, Manchester. 

Man. Dir. : Harry 
Buxton. 

Gen. Man. : G. Blake. 

Tatler Cinema, Bradford. 
Hippodrome, Colne. 
King's Colne. 
Savoy Super Colne. 
Roxy, Halifax. 
Pavilion, Liverpool. 
Theatre Rova ! , Manchester. 
New Oxford, Manchester. 
Market Street, P.H.. 

Manchester. 
Picturedrome, Bognor Regis. 
Pier Theatre, Bognor Regis. 
Roof Garden Theatre, Bognor 

Regis. 



CALEDONIAN 
ASSOCIATED 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Royal Bank Buildings, 
Drummond Street, 
Inverness. Tel. : In- 
verness 1. 

Secretaries : Mac- 
Andrew and Jenkins. 

Hippodrome, Bo'ness. 
Cinema, Brodick. 
Playhouse, Callander. 



Cinema, Crieff. 
Playhouse, Dunbar. 
Picture House, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Elgin. 
Picture House, 

Grantown-on-Spey. 
La Scala, Grangemouth. 
Plavhouse, Invergordon. 
New Cinema, Innerleithen. 
Empire Theatre, Inverness. 
La Scala, Inverness. 
Playhouse, Inverness. 
Playhouse, Keith. 
Playhouse, Montrose. 
Kelburne Cinema, Paisley. 
Playhouse, Peebles. 
Playhouse, Perth. 
Playhouse, Peterhead. 
Cinema, Lamlash. 
Ritz, Strathaven. 
Picture House, Tain. 
Picture House, Thurso. 
Cinema, Whiting Bay. 
Breadalbane Hail, Wick. 
Pavilion, Wick. 

Fort William Playhouse, 
Ltd. 

Playhouse, Fort William. 
Fraserburgh Picture House, 
Ltd. 

Playhouse, Fraserburgh. 

Picture House, Fraserburgh. 
Highland Cinema Co., Ltd. 

Playhouse, Buckie. 

Playhouse, Huntly. 

Regal, Lossiemouth. 

Playhouse, Nairn. 
Kingussie Picture House 
Co., Ltd. 

Picture House, Kingussie. 
Palace Cinema, Ltd. 

Palace, Rothesay. 

Regal, Rothesay. 
Palace (Rosyth), Ltd. 

Palace, Rosyth. 
Ritz, Rothsay, Ltd. 

Ritz, Rothesay. 
Scottish Central Cinemas, 
Ltd. 

Regal, Dunfermline. 
Mosspark Picture House, 

Glasgow. 
Rio Bearsden, Glasgow. 
Rio, Kirkcaldy. 
Rio, Rutherglen. 
Scotts Empires, Ltd. 
Playhouse, Dalkeith. 
Pavilion, Dalkeith. 
Empire, Dunbar. 
Empire, Linlithgow. 
Playhouse, North Berwick. 
Empire, Peebles. 
Playhouse, Penicuik. 



CAPITAL & COUNTIES 
ELECTRIC THEATRES, 

Regent Theatre, Poole. 
Tel. : Poole 355. 

Man. Dir. : Geoffrey 
Bravery. 

Electric, Bournemouth. 
Regal, Parkstone. 
Regent, Poole. 
Amity Hall, Poole. 



CAPITAL AND 
PROVINCIAL NEWS 
THEATRES, LTD., 

100, Baker St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Welbeck 
0081-5. 

Directors: J. Diamond, 
F.C.A. (Chairman) ; S. 
Seeman (Man. Dir.) ; 
J. J. Cleaver; J. H. 
Benyon ; G. Rouy ; 
H. Hume ; D. E. 
Wiseman. 

Booking Man. : E. A. 
Rhodes. 

Eros News Theatre, Piccadilly 
W.i. 

NewsTheatre, Agar Street.W.i. 
News Theatre, Sheffield. 
Tatler NewsTheatre, Liverpool. 
Victoria Station News Theatre, 
S.W. 

Waterloo Station News Theatre, 
S.E. 

World's News Theatre, Praed 

Street, W.2. 
Classic, Baker Street, W.i. 
Classic, Croydon. 
Classic, Dalston. 
Classic, Eastbourne. 
Classic, Hendon. 
Classic, Portsmouth. 
Classic, Southampton. 
Classic, Tooting, S.W.17. 
Embassy, Notting Hill Gate 

W.n. 
Vogue, Mile End, E.i. 
Vogue Stoke Newington, N.16. 
Vogue, Tooting, S.W. 17. 
Vogue, Romford. 
Classic, Hammersmith (Cinema 

Centres, Ltd.). 



CAPITOL AND 
ALLIED THEATRES, 

4, Prince's St., Dublin. 
Tel. : Dublin 77321. 

Directors : John J. 
Farrell (Chairman), 
Geo. P. Fleming, P.C. 
(V i c e - C h a i rman), 
Patrick Farrell 
(Man. Director). 
Miss Mary T. Fleming, 
John Farrell. 

Booking Manager : 
Peter Farrell. 

Secretary : Stanley 

Hill. 

Capitol, Dublin. 
New Electric, Dublin. 

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Mary Street Picture House, 

Dublin. 
Rotunda, Dublin. 
Phoenix, Dublin. 

THE CASTLE AND 
CENTRAL CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

3, 5 & 7, The Hayes, 
Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 
2982. Grams. : Omni- 
bus, Cardiff. 

Directors : A. 
Andrews,W. Andrews, 
P.Andrews, Mrs. A. J. 
Andrews, E. Andrews. 

Booking Manager : 
W. G. Townsend. 

The Central, Cardiff. 
The Castle, Swansea. 
The Central, Perth. 

CATLIN'S CIRCUIT, 

5, Futurist Buildings, 
Foreshore Road, Scar- 
borough. Tel. : 644. 

Directors : W. H. 
Catlin, M.A., LL.B. 
(Chairman) ; R. L. 
Wells, F.C.A. ; G. S. 
Hazell. 

General Manager : 
K. M. Clegg. 

Futurist, Scarborough, Yorks. 
Empire, Whitby, Yorks. 
Coliseum, Whitby, Yorks. 
Elite, Uttoxeter, Staffs. 
Queens, Uttoxeter. Staffs. 

CENTRAL P.Ts. 
(LINCOLN), LTD., 

Mutual House, 23, 
Albion Place, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 20691-2. 

Directors : G. Segel- 
man, M. Segelman. 

Forum, Leeds. 
Exchange Cinema, Lincoln. 
Gr^nd Cinema, Lincoln. 
Ritz Cinema, Lincoln. 

CENTURY PICTURES 
(WIDNES) LTD., 

3, Victoria Rd., Widnes. 

Tel. : Widnes 2781. 
Directors : A. Cohen, 

T. Piatt, G. L. Piatt. 
Booking Manager : A. 

Cohen. 



Secretary : G. L. Piatt. 

Empire, Widnes. 
Picturedrome, Widnes. 
Century, Widnes. 

CHESHIRE COUNTY 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Empress Theatre, 
Runcorn. Tel. : Run- 
corn 2962. 

Directors : R. H. 
Godfrey and J. 
Godfrey (Joint Man. 
Dirs.) ; E. Godfrey ; 
E. Simpson ; I. Salter. 

Premier, Latchford. 

Pavilion, Northwich. 

Plaza, Northwich. 

Regal, Northwich. 

Empress, Runcorn. 

Scala, Runcorn. 

Plaza, Widnes. 

Premier, Widnes. 

Controls : West Derby P.H., 
Liverpool. 



CIRCUITS MANAGE- 
MENT ASSOCIATION, 
LTD., 

Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street,London, 
W.C.I. Tel.: Temple 
Bar 4333. Grams : 
Cemal, Westcent, 
London. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank (Chairman) ; 
John Davis (Managing 
Director) ; J. A. Cal- 
lum ; L. W. Farrow ; 
L. Kent ; Mark 
Ostrer. 

LONDON AREA. 

Acton, Globe. 

Acton, Odeon. 

Balham, Odeon. 

Balham, Palladium (closed). 

Balham, Pavilion. 

Bermondsey, Trocette. 

Bethnal Green, Foresters 

(closed). 
Bethnal Green, Museum. 
Bloomsbury, Odeon (closed). 
Brixton, Astoria. 
Camberwell, Odeon. 
Camden Town, Gaumont. 
Camden Town, Plaza. 
Canning Town, Cinema. 
Canning Town, Grand (closed). 
Charing Cross Road, Astoria. 
Charing Cross Road, Tatler. 
Chelsea, Gaumont. 
Chingford, Odeon. 
Clapham, Majestic. 
Clapham, Shakespeare (closed). 
Clapton, Kenning Hall. 
Clapton Rink (Closed). 
Colindale, Odeon. 



Cricklewood, Gaumont. 
Crouch End, Hippodroma 

(closed). 
Dalston, Odeon. 
Dalston, Picture House. 
Deptford, Odeon (closed). 
Ealing, Palladium, 
Ealing, Odeon. 
Ealing, Walpole. 
East Dulwich, Odeon. 
East Ham, Odeon. 
East Ham, Premier. 
Edgware Road, Grand. 
Edgware Road, Odeon. 
Edmonton, Regal. 
Elephant & Castle, Trocadero. 
Eltham Hill, Odeon. 
Finchley, Gaumont. 
Finchley, New Bohemia. 
Finchley, Odeon. 
Finsbury Park, Astoria. 
Finsbury Park, Rink. 
Forest Gate, Odeon. 
Golders Green, Regal. 
Greenwich, Odeon. 
Hackney Road, Odeon. 
Hackney, Pavilion. 
Hammersmith, Gaumont. 
Harlesden, Odeon. 
HaverstockHill, Odeon (Closed). 
Haymarket, Gaumont. 
Hendon, Gaumont. 
Hendon, Odeon. 
Highbury, Picture House. 
Holloway, Gaumont (closed). 
Holloway, Marlborough. 
Hoxton, Cinema. 
Islington, Angel. 
Islington, Blue Hall. 
Islington, Odeon. 
Kensal Rise, Odeon. 
Kensington, Odeon. 
Kentish Town, Gaisford. 
Kentish Town, Gaumont. 
Kilburn, Grange. 
Kilburn, Gaumont. 
Kingsbury, Odeon. 
King's Cross, Cinema. 
Lavender Hill Pavilion (Closed). 
Leicester Square, Odeon. 
Leicester Square, Theatre. 
Lewisham, Gaumont. 
Leyton, Savoy. 
Marble Arch, Odeon. 
Marble Arch, Pavilion. 
Mile End Road, Odeon. 
Muswell Hill, Odeon. 
New Cross Kinema. 
Norwood, Regal. 
Notting Hill, Coronet. 
Old Kent Road, Astoria. 
Old Kent Road, Globe. 
Old Kent Road, Picture House. 
Palmer's Green, Palmadium. 
Park Royal, Odeon. 
Peckham, Gaumont. 
Peckham, Odeon. 
Peckham, Tower. 
Penge, King's Hall. 
Penge, Odeon. 
Putney, Hippodrome. 
Putney, Palace. 
Regent Street, New Gallery. 
Rotherhithe, Lion (closed). 
Rtshey Gre^n, Queen's Hall. 
Shepherd's Bush, Pavilion 

(closed). 
Southgate, Odeon. 
South Hackney, Picture House 

(closed). 



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South Norwood, Odeon. 
Stamford Hill, Regent. 
Stepney, Mayfair. 
Stepney, Troxy. 
Strand, Tivoli. 
Stratford, Broadway. 
Streatham, Astoria. 
Streatham, Gaumont (closed). 
Swiss Cottage, Odeon. 
Temple Fortune, Odeon. 
Tottenham Court Road, 

Dominion. 
Tottenham Court Road, Odeon. 
Tottenham, Palace. 
Victoria, Metropole. 
Victoria, New Victoria. 
Walh am Green, Red Hall. 
Wandsworth, Palace. 
West Kensington, Super (closed). 
Wimbledon, Odeon. 
Wimbledon, Regal. 
Woolwich, Odeon. 
Wood Green, Gaumont. 

PROVINCIAL, 

Aberdeen, Odeon. 
Aberdeen, Palace. 
Aberdeen, Picture House. 
Accrington, Odeon. 
Aigburth, Liverpool, Rivoli. 
Airdrie, Pavilion. 
Aldershot, Alexandra. 
Aldershot, Empire. 
Aldershot, Manor Park Pavilion. 
Alfreton, Odeon. 
Alloa, Gaumont. 
Andover, Odeon. 
Anfield, Liverpool, Gaumont. 
Ashford, Odeon. 
Ashton-U-Lyne, Gaumont. 
Aylesbury, Odeon. 
Ayr, Odeon. 
Ayr, Picture House. 
Barking, Odeon. 
Barnet, High, Cinema. 
Barnet, Odeon. 
Barnsley, Alhambra. 
Barnsley, Empire. 
Barnsley, Princes. 
Barnstaple, Gaumont. 
Barrow-in-Furness, Odeon. 
Bath, Odeon. 
Beacontree, Odeon. 
Bedminster, Odeon. 
Bellshill, Picture House. 
Belfast, Classic. 
Bilston, Odeon. 
Birkenhead, Gaumont. 
Birkenhead, Queen's. 
Birkenhead, Super. 
Birmingham, Gaumont. 
Birmingham, Odeon. 
Birmingham, West End. 
Bishop Auckland, Odeon. 
Black Fen, Odeon. 
Blackheath, Birmingham, 

Odeon. 
Blackpool, Odeon. 
Bletchley, County. 
Bloxwich, Odeon. 
Bognor Regis, Odeon. 
Bolton, Odeon. 
Borden, Empire. 
Boston, Odeon. 
Bournemouth, Odeon. 
Bournemouth, Regent. 
Bradford, Morley Street. 
Bradford, New Victoria. 
Bradford, Odeon. 
Brentwood, Odeon. 



Bridgwater, Odeon. 
Brier ley Hill, Odeon. 
Brighton, Academy. 
Brighton, Odeon. 
Brighton, Regent. 
Bristol, Odeon. 
Bristol, New Palace. 
Bristol, Regent (closed). 
Broadstairs, Royalty (closed). 
Bromley, Gaumont. 
Bromley, Odeon. 
Burnage, Odeon. 
Burnley, Odeon. 
Burnt Oak, Odeon. 
Burslem, Coliseum. 
Burton, Electric. 
Bury, Odeon. 

Bury St. Edmunds, Odeon. 
Camberley, Arcade. 
Camberley, Odeon. 
Canterbury, Friars. 
Cardiff, Capitol. 
Cardiff, Empire. 
Cardiff, Odeon. 
Chadwell Heath, Gaumont. 
Chadwell Heath, Odeon. 
Chatham, Electric. 
Chatham, Palace. 
Cheetham Hill, Odeon. 
Chelmsford, Odeon.~~ 
Cheltenham, Gaumont. 
Chepstow, Gaumont. 
Chepstow, Palace (closed). 
Chester, Gaumont. 
Chester, Majestic. 
Chester, Music Hall. 
Chester, Odeon. 
Chesterfield, Odeon. 
Chichester, Gaumont. 
Chichester, Odeon. 
Chippenham, Gaumont. 
Chorley, Odeon. 
Chorlton - cum - Hardy, Gau- 
mont. 
Cinderford, Palace. 
Cirencester, Picture House. 
Clacton, Odeon. 
Cleveleys, Odeon. 
Coatbridge, Picture House. 
Coatbridge, Odeon. 
Colchester, Headgate. 
Colchester, Hippodrome. 
Colchester, Regal. 
Colindale, Odeon. 
Colwyn Bay, Odeon. 
Corby, Odeon. 
Cosham, Odeon. 
Coventry, Astoria. 
Coventry, Gaumont. 
Coventry, Globe. 
Coventry, Regal. 
Coventry, Rialto (closed) . 
Coventry, Scala. 
Crewe, Odeon. 
Crosby, Corona. 
Crosby, Odeon. 
Croydon, Hippodrome. 
Croydon, Odeon. 
Dagenham, Grange. 
Dagenham, Heathway. 
Darlington, Alhambra. 
Darlington, Arcade. 
Darlington, Court (closed). 
Darlington, Empire. 
Darlington, Odeon. 
Deal, Odeon. 

Dennistoun, Parade Picture 

House. 
Derby, Cavendish. 
Derby, Gaumont. 



Derby, Hippodrome. 

Derby, Odeon. 

Devonport, Hippodrome 
(closed). 

Doncaster, Gaumont. 

Dorchester, Palace. 

Dover, King's Hall. 

Dover, Odeon. 

Dudley, Criterion. 

Dudley, Odeon. 

Dudley, Regent. 

Dundee, Empire. 

Dundee, King's. 

Dundee, Odeon. 

Dunstall, Odeon. 

Dursley, Victoria. 

East Molesey, Court Odeon. 

East Sheen, Odeon. 

Edinburgh, New Picture House. 

Edinburgh, New Victoria. 

Edinburgh, Regent, Abbey- 
mouth. 

Edinburgh, Rutland Picture 

House. 
Edinburgh, St. Andrews. 
Egremont, Gaumont. 
Elmer's End, Odeon. 
Epsom, Odeon. 
Erith, Odeon. 
Exeter, Gaumont. 
Exeter, Odeon. 
Exeter, Palladium (closed). 
Falkirk, Cinema. 
Falkirk, Pavilion. 
Falmouth, Odeon. 
Farnborough, Rex. 
Farnborough, Scala. 
Farncombe, Odeon. 
Farnham, County. 
Farnham, Regal. 
Faversham, Odeon. 
Fleet, Odeon. 
Folkestone, Odeon. 
Foregate Street, Worcester 

(closed). 
Frome, Gaumont. 
Gainsborough, Grand. 
Gateshead, Odeon. 
Gateshead, Scala. 
Gateshead, Palace. 
Gillingham, Odeon. 
Glasgow, Ascot (Anniesland) . 
Glasgow, Capitol (Ibrox). 
Glasgow, Cinerama. 
Glasgow, Florida. 
Glasgow, Gaumont. 
Glasgow, New Savoy. 
Glasgow, Odeon. 
Glasgow, Paragon. 
Glasgow, Tivoli (Partick). 
Glossop, Empire. 
Godalming, Odeon. 
Grimsby, Savoy. 
Guernsey, Gaumont. 
Guernsey, Regal. 
Guide Bridge, Ashton-U-Lyne. 
Guildford, Odeon. 
Guildford, Plavhouse. 
Guildford, Plaza. 
Halifax, Electric. 
Halifax, Odeon. 
Halifax, Picture House. 
Hamilton, Odeon. 
Hamilton, La Scala. 
Handsworth Villa Cross. 
Hanley, Empire. 
Hanley, Odeon. 
Hanley, Regent. 
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Harrogate, Odeon. 

Harrogate, Scala. 

Harrow, Rayners Lane, Odeon. 

Hatfield, Odeon. 

Hawick, Odeon. 

Hayes, Ambassador. 

Hayes, Odeon. 

Henley, Odeon. 

Hereford, Odeon. 

Heme Bay, Odeon. 

High Wycombe, Odeon. 

Hinckley, Odeon. 

Hinckley, Regent. 

Hornchurch, Towers. 

Horsham, Odeon. 

Hounslow, Dominion. 

Hounslow, Odeon. 

Hove, Odeon. 

Hull, Holderness Hall. 

Ilford, Super (Closed). 

Ilford, Savoy. 

Ilfracombe, Scala. 

Ipswich, Odeon. 

Ipswich, Regent. 

Isleworth, Odeon. 

Jersey Opera House. 

Kenton, Odeon. 

Kemp Town, Odeon. 

Kettering, Electric. 

Kettering, Odeon. 

Kingstanding, Odeon. 

Kingston, Odeon. 

Kingswood, Odeon. 

Kirkcaldy, Rialto. 

Lancaster, Odeon. 

Lancing, Odeon. 

Leeds, Assembly Rooms. 

Leeds, Gaumont. 

Leeds, Majestic. 

Leeds, Odeon. 

Leeds, Pavilion. 

Leeds, Scala. 

Leicester, Gaumont. , 

Leicester, Odeon. 

Leicester, Picture House. 

Leigh, Palace. 

Leith, Capitol. 

Lewes, Odeon. 

Littlehampton, Odeon. 

Liverpool, Beresford. 

Liverpool, Bedford, Walton. 

Liverpool, Cameo. 

Liverpool, Casino. 

Liverpool, Grand. 

Liverpool, Hippodrome. 

Liverpool, Odeon. 

Liverpool, Plaza. 

Liverpool, Rialto. 

Liverpool, Savoy. 

Liverpool, Trocadero. 

Llandudno, Odeon. 

Llanelly, Odeon. 

Loughborough, Odeon. 

Lowestoft, Odeon. 

Luton, Odeon. 

Luton, Palace. 

Lydney, Picture House. 

Manchester, Corona, (West 

Gorton). 
Manchester^ Gaumont. 
Manchester, Odeon. 
Mansfield, Empire. 
Mansfield, Rock Picture House. 
Margate, Regal (Closed). 
Marlow, Odeon. 
Middlesbrough, Gaumont. 
Middlesbrough, Hippodrome. 
Middlesbrough, Odeon. 



Middlesbrough, Pavilion - 

(Closed). 
Monmouth Picture House. 
Morden, Gaumont (Rose Hill). 
Morden, Odeon. 
Morecambe, Odeon. 
Morecambe, Tower. 
Motherwell, Odeon. 
Motherwell, Pavilion. 
New Brighton, Trocadero. 
Newcastle, New Westgate. 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Odeon. 
Newcastle, Pavilion. 
Newcastle, Queens. 
Newton Abbot, Odeon. 
New Maiden, Shannon Corner, 

Odeon. 
Newport, I.O.W. Odeon. 
Newport, Mon., Coliseum. 
Newport, Mon., Odeon. 
Newport, Mon., Tredegar Hall. 
Newton Abbot, Odeon. 
Northampton, Exchange. 
North Shields, Borough. 
North Shields, Princes. 
North Watford, Odeon. 
Norwich, Carlton. 
Norwich, Haymarket. 
Norwich, Odeon. 
Nottingham, Gaumont. 
Nottingham, Grand. 
Nottingham, Mechanics Hall. 
Nottingham, Odeon. 
Oldham, Gaumont. 
Oldham, Odeon. 
Paignton, Odeon. 
Perry Barr, Odeon. 
Perth, Alhambra. 
Perth, Cinerama. 
Peterborough, Broadway. 
Peterborough, Odeon. 
Plymouth, Gaumont. 
Plymouth, Odeon. 
Portsmouth, Odeon. 
Portsmouth, Regent. 
Port Talbot, Odeon. 
Preston, New Victoria. 
Prestwich, Odeon. 
Princes Park, Gaumont. 
Radcliffe, Odeon. 
Ramsgate, Odeon. 
Reading, Odeon. 
Reading, Pavilion. 
Reading, Vaudeville. 
Redditch, Gaumont. 
Redhill, Odeon. 
Rhyl, Odeon. 
Richmond, Odeon. 
Richmond, Royalty. 
Rickmansworth, Odeon. 
Rochester, Majestic. 
Romford, Havana. 
Romford, Plaza. 
Rotherham, Odeon. 
Rutherglen, Odeon. 
Sale, Odeon. 
Salisbury, Gaumont. 
Salisbury, New Picture House. 
Saltaire, Gaumont. 
Scarborough, Odeon. 
Scotstoun, Odeon. 
Seacombe, Marina. 
Sevenoaks, Odeon. 
Sheffield, Gaumont. 
Shettleston, Odeon. 
Shirley, Odeon. 
Sidcup, Odeon (Closed). 
Sittingbourne, Odeon. 
Ske ty, Odeon. 



Skipton, Regal. 
Slough, Ambassador. 
Smethwick, Electric. 
Smethwick, Gaumont. 
Southall, Odeon. 
Southall, Palace. 
Southampton, Empire. 
Southampton, Odeon. 
Southampton, Plaza. 
Southampton, Rialto. 
Southend. Gaumont. 
Southend, Odeon. 
Southend, Ritz. 
South Harrow, Odeon. 
South Shields, Scala. 
South Shields, Odeon. 
Southport, Palladium. 
Southsea, Odeon. 
Southsea, Plaza. 
Sowerby Bridge, Electric. 
Spalding, Odeon. 
St. Albans, Grand Palace. _ 
St. Albans, Odeon. 
St. Austell, Odeon. 
Staines, Majestic. 
Stafford, Odeon. 
Stockton-on-Tees, Odeon. 
Stoke, Hippodrome. 
Stourbridge, Odeon. 
S troud, Gaumont . 
Sudbury, Odeon. 
Sunderland, Havelock. 
Sunderland, Kings (Closed). 
Sunderland, Palace. 
Surbiton, Odeon. 
Sutton Coldfield, Odeon. 
Sutton, Gaumont. 
Swindon, Palace. 
Swindon, Regent. 
Swiss Cottage, Odeon. 
Taibaqh, Regent. 
Taunton, Gaumont. 
Taunton, Odeon. 
Tolworth, Odeon. 
Torquay, Odeon. 
Trowbridge, Gaumont. 
Tuebrook, Liverpool, Empress. 
Twickenham, Odeon. 
Twickenham, Queens. 
Upminster, Odeon. 
Uxbridge, Odeon. 
Wakefield, Carlton Picture 

House 
Wakefield, Empire. 
Wallington, Odeon. 
Wallsend, Gaumont. 
Walsall, Gaumont. 
Walton, Odeon. 
Warley, Odeon. 
Warrington, Odeon. 
Watford, Gaumont. 
Watford, Odeon. 
Wavertree, Liverpool, Magnet. 
Wealdstone, Odeon. 
Wednesburv, Gaumont. 
Well Hall, Odeon. 
Welling, Odeon. 
Welwyn, Pavilion. 
Wembley, Majestic. 
West Hartlepool, Odeon. 
West Hartlepool, Picture House. 
Weston-super-Mare, Odeon. 
Weston-super-Mare, Regent. 
West Wickbam, Odeon. 
Weybridge, County. 
Weybridge, Odeon. 
Weymouth, Belle Vue. 
Weymouth, Odeon. 
Weymouth, Regent 



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Whalley Range, Odeon. 
Whitley Bay, Empire. 
Whitton, Odeon. 
Willenhall Picture House. 
Winchester, Odeon. 
Winchester, Picture House. 
Winchester, Royal. 
Wishaw, Cinema. 
Woking, Odeon. 
Woking, Plaza. 
Wolverhampton, Gaumont. 
Wolverhampton, Odeon. 
Wolverhampton, Queens. 
Wolverhampton, Scala. 
Worcester, Gaumont. 
Worcester, St. Johns. 
Worcester Park, Odeon. 
Worthing, Odeon. 
Wrexham, Odeon. 
Yeovil, Gaumont. 
Yeovil, Odeon. 
York, Electric. 
York, Odeon. 
York, Picture House. 
York, St. George's Hall. 

C LAYERING AND 
ROSE, 

199, Piccadilly, W.l. 
Tel. : Regent 1146. 

General Manager : 
Charles H. V. Brown. 

Cameo, Gt. Windmill Street, 

Piccadilly, W.i. 
King's Cinema, Leyton. 
Plaza, Leyton. 
Empire, Walthamstow. 
Cameo Cinema, Victoria Street, 

S.W.i. 

Cameo, Regent Street, W.i. 
Cameo, Charing Cross Rd., 

W.C.2. 

CLAYTON, E.C., 

Bank Chambers, 70, The 
Moor, Sheffield. Tel. : 
Sheffield 24673. 

Pavilion, Attercliffe, Sheffield. 
Regal, Rawmarsh (near Rother- 
ham). 

Heeley Electric Theatre, 

Sheffield. 
Oxford Picture Palace, Sheffield. 
Palace, Woodseats, Sheffield. 
Electra, Parkgate (near Rother- 

ham). 

CLIFTON CIRCUIT, 

Princes Chambers, 6, 
Corporation Street, 
Birmingham, 2. Tel. : 
Mid. 0283-4. 

Chairman and Man. 
. Dir. : Sir S. W. Clift. 

General Man. : K. F. 
Jones. 

Clifton, Brixton Hill. 
Broadway, Walham Green. 
Grove, Birmingham. 
Clifton, Coseley. 
Clifton, Evesham. 



Beacon, Great Barr, Birming- 
ham. 

Alexandra, Lower Gornal. 
Clifton, Leamington Spa. 
Regent, Leamington Spa. 
Regal, Leamington Spa. 
Scala, Leamington Spa. 
Clifton, Leominster. 
Clifton, Ludlow. 
Clifton, Lye. 
Clifton, Sedgley. 
Picture House, Stratford-on- 
Avon. 

New Kinema, Trowbridge. 
Classic, Walsall. 
Empire, Walsall. 
New Cinema, Warwick. 
Regal, Wednesfield. 
Regal, Wells, Somerset. 
Clifton, Wellington, Salop. 
Clifton, Fallings Park, Wolver- 
hampton. 
Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton. 
Also Controlling : 

Kingsway, Kings Heath, Bir- 
mingham. 
Maypole, Kings Heath, Bir- 
mingham. 
Norton, Kings Norton, Bir- 
mingham. 
Beaufort, Ward End, Bir- 
mingham. 
Rock, Saltley, Birmingham. 
Clifton, Perry Barr, Birming- 
ham. 
Rosum, W T alsall. 
Clifton, Stone Cress, West 
Bromwich. 



COOPER OWEN 
THEATRES, 

30, St. Matthew Street, 
Ipswich. Tel.: Ipswich 
2529. 

Majestic, Ely. 
Palace, Hadleigh, Suffolk. 
Central, Ipswich. 
Plaza, Manningtree. 

MAX CORNE 
CIRCUIT, 

7, St. John Square, 

Cardiff. 
Directors: Max Corne; 

Leslie Corne. 
Booking Manager 

Leslie Corne. 
Maxime, Clevedon. 
Maxime, Dartmouth. 
Maxime, Street. 
Maxime, Glastonbury. 
Maxime, Melksham. 
Riviera, Teignmouth. 
Ritz, Brislington. 

CORNWALL CINEMAS 
(NEWQUAY) LTD., 

Penland, Fore Street, 
St. Agnes, Cornwall. 
Tel. : St. Agnes 103. 



Directors : G. C. G. 

Taylor (Man. Dir.) ; 

L. R. Taylor ; P. E. G. 

Taylor ; M. H. W. 

Michell; G. F. G. 

Pollard. 
Palace, Hayle. 
Regal, St. Agnes. 
Regal, Torpoint. 

CORNWALL 
CIRCUIT, LTD., 

17, Park Place, Cardiff. 
Tel. : 3615-7. 

King's Cinema, Camborne. 
Scala Cinema, Camborne. 
Pavilion Cinema, Newquay. 
Victoria Cinema, Newquay. 
Regal Cinema, Penzance.' 
Savoy Cinema, Penzance. 
Gem Cinema, Redruth. 
Regal Cinema, Redruth. 
Plaza Cinema, Truro. 

COX CINEMA 
CO., LTD., 

Regal House, Biggles- 
wade, Beds, Tel. : 
Biggleswade 2230. 

Directors : J. R. Cox 
(Man. Dir.), CM. Cox; 
G. E. Robertson. 

Zonita, Ampthill. 
Empire, Biggleswade. 
Regal, Biggleswade. 
Priory, Royston. 
Victory, Sandy. 

CRANFIELD 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

60-66, Wardour Street, 

London, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 9531. 
Directors : J. V C. 

Knowland, R. F. 

Orme (Joint Man. 

Dirs.); D.J. Knowland; 

L. Hunt ; E. F. Lyons; 

J. Orme. 
Booking Manager : 

L. C. Hunt, Orion 

Cinema, Midhurst. 

Orion, Midhurst. 
Orion, Burgess Hill. 
Orion, Hassocks. 
Orion, Hastings. 
Roxy, St.Leonards. 

CRAVEN CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Station Road, Craven 
Arms, Shropshire. 
Tel. : Craven Arms 
2178. 

Regal, Church Stratton, Shrop- 
shire. 



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Regal, Craven Arms, Shrop- 
shire. 

Regal, Tenbury Wells, Worces- 
tershire. 

Picture House, Ludlow, Shrop- 
shire. 

Cinema House, Ledbury, 
Herefordshire. 

CURRAN THEATRES. 

Capitol, Antrim Road, 
Belfast. Tel. : 43228-9, 
Grams : Cursons, 
Belfast. 

Directors : John J. 
Curran ; James Cur- 
ran ; Michael G. 
Curran, Gerald Cur- 
ran ; Frederick I. 
Curran, Paul Curran. 

General and Booking 
Manager : James 
Curran. 

Regent, Belfast. 
Astcria, Belfast. 
Broadway Belfast. 
Capitol. Belfast. 
Lvceum, Belfast. 
Regal, Belfast. 
Apollo, Belfast. 
Tonic. Bangor (Co. Down). 
Strand, Londonderry. 
Midland, Londonderry. 
Frontier, Newry. 
Majestic, Portrush. 

J. DAVIS CIRCUIT, 

147, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Electric Palace, Deptford. 
Grand Palace, Poplar. 
Corinth Cinema, Hayes. 

CHAS. K. DEEMING 
CIRCUIT, 

Grand Cinema, Coalville. 
Tel. : Coalville 56. 
Grams : Deeming, 
Coalville. 

Grand Cir ema, Co; lviile. 
Regal Cinema, Coahilla. 
Rex, tcaJville. 

Empire Cinema, Loughborough. 
Theatre Royal, Loughborough. 
Victory Cinema, Loughtorough. 

DEESIDE ENTER- 
PRISE 39NEMAS, LTD., 

Plaza Cinema, Queen's 
Ferry, nr. Chester, 
Cheshire. Tel. : Con- 
nah's Quay 49. 

Directors : T. Wil- 
liams ; A. Davies ; 
G. H. Edwards ; J. 
O. Law ; C. D. 
Pochin; J. P. Walters. 



Booking Manager : T. 

Williams. 
Deeside Enterprise Cinemas. 

Ltd. 

Hippodrome, Connah's Quay. 
Plaza, Queensferry. 
Scala, Denbigh, North Wales. 
Park, Saltney, Chester. 
Flint Enterprise Cinema, 
Ltd. 

Plaza, Flint, North Wales. 
Alhambra (Deeside), Ltd. 

Alhambra, Shotton. 
Ritz (Deeside), Ltd. 

Ritz, Shotton. 
Broughton Palace Picture 

Co., Ltd. 

Palace, Pentre Broughton, 
N. Wales. 

TRUE MAM DICKEN 
CINEMAS, 

" Woodbury House," 
Bath Road, Wells, 
Somerset. Tel. : Wells 
463. 

Majestic, Burnham-on-Sea. 
Ritz, Burnham-on-Sea. 
Palladium, Midsomer Norton. 
Palace. Radstock. 
Ppgal Cinema, Shepton Mallet. 

DORCHESTER 
OlPaEMA CO., LTD., 

Plaza, Trinity Street, 

Dorchester. Tel.: 488. 
Directors : Edwin J. 

Stevens (Chairman); 

P. Tyler, (Man. Dir.); 

V. Mardon. 

Plaza, Dorchester. 
Palace, Bridport. 
Lyric, Bridport. 
Plaza, Axminster. 

EAGLE PICTURE- 
DROMES; LTD., 

County Plavhouse, King 
St., Wigan. Tel. : 
Wigan 3476. 

Directors : S Baron 
(Chairman) ; T. C. 
Robinson (Man. Dir.) 
I. P. Conrov ; E. P . 
Conroy ; W. Ellis. 

Booking Man. ; T. C. 
Robinson. 

PaJace, Atherton. 
Savoy, Atheiton. 
Carlton, Pemberton. 
Cjueen's Theatre, Pemberton. 
Palace, Piatt Bridge. 
County Playhouse, Wigan. 
Gidlow Picture House, Wigan 
Lyme House Cinema, Prescot 

(Lyme House Cinemas Ltl.) 
Palace Prescot. (Lyme House 

Cinemas Ltd.) 



Rivoli, St. Helens. (County 

Playhouses, Ltd.) 
Majestic, Tyldesley Union 

Playhouses, Ltd 

EMERY CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, LTD., 

Midland Bank House, 
26, Cross St., Man- 
chester, 2. Tel.: Black- 
friars 7876-8. 

Booking Man. : Harold 
E. Buxton. 

Rex, Salford. 
Plaza, Swinton, Lanes. 
Palace Walkden, Lanes. 
Picture Hah, Weaste, Salford. 
Shakespeare, Cheetham Hill, 

Manchester. 
Empire, Westhoughton, Lanes. 
Hippodrome, Hyde. 
People's Hall. Denton. 
Luxor, Hulme, Manchester. 
Lyceum, Hulme, Manchester. 
Wicker, Sheffield. 
Regal, Sheffield. 
Star, Sheffield. 

Empire, Huddersfield, Yorka. 
Lyceum, Huddersfield, Yorks. 
Pavilion, Cardiff, S.Wales. 
Palace, Warminster, Wilts. 
Vista, Westbury, Wilts. 
Arcadia, Swindon, Wilts. 
Plaza, Southchurch, Southend- 

on-Sea. 
Princess, Peterborough. 
Palace, Nuneaton. 
Victoria, Hartshill, Staffs. 
Dominion, Bispham, Blackpool. 
Empire, Marton, Blackpool. 
Rendezvous, Blackpool. 
Oxford, Marton, Blackpool. 
Ritz, Blackpool 
Tivoli, Blackpool. 
Alvaston, Derby. 
Alienton, Derby. 
Radion, Lincoln. 
Savoy, Darwen, Lanes. 
Royal, Pendleton, Salford. 

ESKAY, LTD., 

Commerce Chambers, 
Elite Bldgs., Notting- 
ham. Tel.: Notting- 
ham 2273-4. 

Managing Director : 
Herbert Elton. 

Empire, Alfreton. 
Tudor, West Bridgford, Not- 
tingham. 
Empire, Heanor. 
Forum, Apsley, Nottingham. 
County, Oakham. 
Regal, Oakham. 
Majestic, Retford. 
Ritz, Retford. 
Roxy, Retford. 
Empire, Ripley. 
Hippodrome, Ripley. 
Victory, Stapleford. 
Kings, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 
Portland, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 
Tivoli, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 



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ESSOLDO CIRCUIT, 

Norwich Union Cham- 
bers, 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle, 1 
Tel. : Newcastle 
28082-4. 

London Office : 52, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
8863-7. 

Directors : Sol. Sheck- 
man (Chairman and 
Governing Director), 
D. P. Refson, Mark 
Sheckman, E. Proud 
(Secretary.) 

Essoldo, Newcastle. 
Scala, Heaton, Newcastle. 
Crown, Newcastle. 
Savoy, Newcastle. 
Essoldo, Blyth. 
Central, Blyth. 
Royal, Blyth. 

Roxy, Blyth, (under construc- 
tion). 

Coliseum, Barrow-in-Furness. 
Gaiety, Barrow-in-Furness. 
Palace, Barrow-in-Furness. 
Walney, Walney Island. 
Essoldo, Durham. 
Palace, Durham. 
Hippodrome, Crook. 
Empire, Crook. 
Royal, Crook. 
Essoldo, Spennymoor. 
Kinema, Spennymoor. 
Hippodrome, Bishop Auckland. 
Kings, Bishop Auckland. 
Eden, Bishop Auckland. 
Essoldo, Low Fell. 
Capitol, Low Fell. 
Empire, Gateshead. 
Empire, Chester-le-Street. 
Savoy, Chester-le-Street. 
Palace, Chester-le-Street. 
Picture House, Shildon. 
Picture House, South Shields. 
Queens, South Shields (closed). 
Victoria, Stanley. 
Ritz, Catterick Camp. 
Palace, Doncaster. 
Grand, Doncaster. 
Royal, Middlesborough. 
Opera House, Wakefield. 
Regent, Bradford. 
Rivoli, Gorton. 
Rivoli, Collyhurst. 
Dominion, Salford. 
Scala, Pendleton. 
Adelphi, Swinton. 
Carlton, Stockport. 
Wellington, Stockport. 
Palladium, Stockport. 
Edgeley, Stockport. 
Star, Stockport. 
Capitol, Sheffield. 
Forum, Sheffield. 
Cinema House, Ecclesfield. 
Mayfair, Holloway, London. 
Rex, Bethnal Green, London ■ 
Imperial, Tottenham, London. 
Dominion, East Barnet. 
Ritz, Chelsea, London. 



Picture House, Leyton. 
Grand, Clapham Junction. 
Rio, Sheerness. 
Ritz, Sheerness. 
Argosy, Sheerness. 
Hippodrome, Sheerness. 
Central, Folkestone. 
Playhouse, Folkestone. 
Empress, Hackney, London. 
Century, Clacton-on-Sea. 
Kinema, Clacton-on-Sea. 
Ritz, Cheltenham. 
Empire, Hounslow. 

GENERAL CINEMA 
THEATRES LTD., 

8, Chesterfield Street, 
London, W.l. Tel.: 
Mayfair 8961-3. 

Directors : H. H. Win- 
gate ; M. Wingate ; 
C. V. Bargate ; J. 
Williams. 

Booking Man. : C. V. 
Bargate. 

Curzon, Mayfair, W.i. 
Plaza, Queensbury, Middlesex. 
Commodore, Slough, Bucks. 
Plaza, Belmont, Harrow. 

GLASGOW AND W. OF 
SCOTLAND CINEMAS, 

208, Bath St., Glasgow, 
C. 2. Tel. : Douglas 
3718-9. 

Directors : Sir Alex B. 
King, C.B.E., J.P. 
(Chairman and Man. 
Dir.) ; John McNicol; 
Ivor R. Grove ; 
William Duncan. 

Carlton Picture House, Glasgow. 
Avon Cinema, Glasgow. 
Astor Cinema, Glasgow. 
Roxy Cinema, Glasgow. 
Standard Picture House, 
Glasgow. 

GLE^ CI^EfVIAS, 

26, Albyn Place, Aber- 
deen. Tel. : 4059. 

Proprietor : A. M. 
Burns, M.A. 

Glen, Banchory, Kincardine. 
Glen, Culter, Aberdeenshire. 
Glen, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. 
Glen, Insch, Aberdeenshire. 
Glen, Strichen, Aberdeenshire. 
Glen, New Pitsligo, Aberdeen- 
shire. 

Glen, Alford, Aberdeenshire. 
Shepherds Hall, Bucksburn, 
Aberdeenshire. 



Town Hall, Inverurie, Aber 
deenshire. 

Normand Cinema, Dysart, Fife. 

Palladium, Gallatown, Kirk- 
caldy, Fife. 

GOODALL'S PICTURES 
(1931) LTD., 

Albion St., Cleckheaton 
Tel.: Cleckheaton 224. 
Giams. : Palace, 
Cleckheaton. 

Man. Dir. and Secre- 
tary : Percy Goodall. 

Picture Palace, Cleckheaton. 

Savoy Picture House, Cleck- 
heaton. 

Pavilion, Ravensthorpe, Dews- 
bury. 

Picture Palace, Heckmondwike. 
Picture Palace, Dudley Hill, 
Bradford. 

GOODMAN CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, 

42, Tyne Street, Lenton, 
Nottingham. Tel. : 
Nottingham 2968. 

Directors : H. Good- 
man ; K. H. Good- 
man. 

General and Booking 

Manager : Joseph 

Drew. 
Savoy, Nottingham. 
Lenton Abbey Astoria, Ltd., 

Astoria, Beeston. 
Henton (Midlands), Ltd., 

Majestic, Beeston. 
Chaddesden Gloria, Ltd., 

Gloria, Chaddesden. 
Empire (Eastwood), Ltd., 

Empire, Eastwood. 

GOLDSTONE 
(CINEMAS), LTD., 

Carlton Chambers, 84, 
Albion St., Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 27682. 

Directors : J. Gold- 
stone, B. Goldstone, 
L. Goldstone, A. 
Goldstone. 

Star, York Road, Leeds, 9. 

Tivoli, Middleton. Leeds, 10. 

Regal, Hunslet, Leeds, 10. 

ALBERT GRAHAME 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD., 

Broadmead House, Pan- 
ton Street, London, 
S.W.I. Tel.: Whitehall 
1992 ; 9509. 



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Directors : J. Gold- 
berg ; H. Wood. 

Booking Manager : J. 
Goldberg. 

Globe, Clerkenwell. 
Coronet, Camberwell. 
See also H. & G. Enterprises 
"(London) Ltd.). 

S. GRAHAM CIRCUIT, 

Oxford House, Oxford 
Street, Nottingham. 
Tel. : Nottingham 
40326-7. 

Curzon, Nottingham. 
Roxy, Nottingham. 
Globe, Nottingham. 
Grove, Nottingham. 
Rio, Nottingham. 
Scala, Long Eaton. 
Ritz, Langley Mill. 
Regent, Kimberley. 
Roxy, Northampton. 
Regal Staveley. 
Cosy, Heanor. 
Forum, Derby. 

Dale Cinema, Sneintou, 
Nottingham. 

GRANADA 
THEATRES, LTD., 

36, Golden Square, Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel. : Ger- 
rard 3554. Gram. : 
Berdarold, Piccadilly, 
London. 

Directors : Sidney L. 
Bernstein (Chairman) ; 
C. G. Bernstein (Man. 
Dir.) ; E. G. Bygrave, 
A.C.A. ; M. King ; 
H. W. L. Reddish, 
F.C.A.; R. J. Willder 

Granada, Acton. 
Granada, Aylesbury. 
Granada, Bedford. 
Granada, Chichester. 
Granada, Clapham. 
Granada, East Ham. 
Granada, Epsom. 
Granada, Greenford. 
Granada, Greenwich. 
Granada, Harrow. 
Granada, Kennington. 
Granada, Kettering. 
Granada, Kingston. 
Granada, Maidstone. 
Granada, Mansfield. 
Granada, North Cheam. 
Granada, Rugby. 
Granada, Sevenoaks. 
Granada, Shrewsbury. 
Granada, Slough. 
Granada, Sutton. 
Granada, Thornton Heath. 
Granada, Tooting. 
Granada, Walthamstow. 
Granada, Wandsworth Road 



Granada, Welling. 
Granada, Willesden. 
Granada, Woolwich. 
Alcazar, Hounslow. 
Broadway, Deptford. 
Cinema, Loughton. 
Century, Cheam. 
Elite, Kingston. 
Empire, Bedford. 
Empire, Edmonton. 
Empire, Shrewsbury. 
Globe, Clapham. 
Hippodrome, Mansfield. 
Kinema, Plumstead. 
Kinema, West Ham. 
King's Oswestry. 
King's, Shrewsbury. 
Plaza, Plumstead. 
Regal, Oswestry. 
Regal, Rugby. 
Regent, Rugbv. 
Rialto, Enfield. 
Rialto, Leytonstone. 
(See also Medlar Cinemas). 

GRATTON, S. A., 

65, Renfield Street, 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 1446. 

Lyric, Ardrossan. 

King's Theatre, Bridgeton, 

Glasgow. 
Plaza, Bridgeton, Glasgow. 
Grafton Picture House, Glasgow 
Pavilion, Kilsyth. 
Avondale Cinema, Strathavon. 
Ailsa Cinema, Maybole. 
Empire, Motherwell. 

GRAVES CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Athenaeum Buildings, 
Maryport, Cumber- 
land. Tel. : Maryport 
16. 

Joint Man. Dirs. : 
James Graves, J. 
Graves. 

Carlton, Maryport. 

Empire, Maryport. 

Carnegie Hall, Workington. 

Opera House, Workington. 

Oxford, Workington. 

Ritz, Workington. 

Theatre Royal, Workington. 

Queen's Cinema, Whitehaven, 
at present on lease to 
Branford's Cinemas, White- 
haven. 

Also Booking Control : — - 

Grand Cinema, Cockermouth. 
Alhambra, Penrith. 

GRAY'S CINEMAS, 

31, Murraygate, Dundee. 

Tel. : Dundee 3478.- 
Man. Dir. : C. R. W. 

Gray. 

Gen. Man. : A. H. 
Cuthill. 

Forest Park, Dundee. 



Gray's, Dundee. 
Rialto, Dundee. 
Astoria, Dundee. 

GEORGE GREEN, LTD., 

11-29, Renfrew Street, 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 5481. 

Playhouse, Ayr. 

Pavilion, Bathgate. 

Rex Cinema, Campbeltown. 

Playhouse, Dundee. 

La Scala, Dunoon. 

Bedford Picture House, S.S. 

Glasgow. 
Picturedrome, Gorbals,Glasgow. 
Playhouse, Renfield Street, 

Glasgow. 
Strathclyde Cinema, Glasgow. 
Cinema, Tollcross, Glasgow. 
Picturedrome, Irvine. 
Pavilion, Johnstone. 
Cinema, Rutherglen. 
Playhouse, Wishaw 
Films booked for : — 

Rex Cinema, Lockerbie. 

Cinema, Kirkconnell. 

Electric Theatre, Dumfries. 

LESLIE GREENE 
CIRCUIT, 

7, Elliot St., Liverpool. 
Tel. : Royal 7538 and 
Anfield 1932. 

London Offices : Suitel7, 
18, Charing Cross Rd., 
W.C.2, and 128, 
Nightingale Lane, 
S.W.12. Tel.: Batter- 
sea 2647 and Temple 
Bar 7421. 

Metropole Theatre, Bootle. 
Hope Hall, Liverpool. 
Ritz Rink, Liverpool. 
Walton Vale Picture House, 
Liverpool. 

I. R. GROVE CIRCUIT, 

Regal Theatre, North 
Bridge St., Bathgate. 
Tel. : Bathgate 315-6. 

Regal, Armadale. 
Star, Armadale. 
Cinema, Bathgate. 
Regal, Bathgate. 
Star, Bo'ness. 

Picture House, Broughty Ferry. 
Regal, Broughty Ferry. 
Star, Glencraig. 
Regal, West Calder. 

H. & G. ENTERPRISES 
(LONDON), LTD., 

Broadmead House, Pan- 
ton Street, London, 
S.W.I. 

Directors : J. Gold- 
berg ; H. Wood. 



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28 



Booking Manager : J. 
Goldberg. 

Savoy, WiUesden. 
Imperial, Portbello Road. 
Regent, Walton-on-Thanies. 
Academy, Leytonstone. 
State, Leytonstone. 
Globe, Plumstead. 
Coliseum, East Ham (closed) 
{See also Albert Graham Pro- 
ductions, Ltd.) 

PHILIP M. HANMER 

(Regent Enterprises, 
Ltd.), 

51a, Rodney Street, 
Liverpool. Tel.: Royal 
4452. 

Tivoli, Buckley. 

Queen's, Formby. 

Grand, Frodsham. 

Derby, Liverpool. 

Gaiety, Liverpool. 

Cromwell, Manchester. 

Oxford, St. Helens. 

Scala, St. Helens. 

Palladium, Seaforth. 

Empire Picture House 

Wrexham. 
Glynn Picture House, Wrexham. 

HILL CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, 

(CORNWALL), 

Palace Theatre, Truro, 
Cornwall. Tel. : Truro 
2167. 

Palace Theatre, Truro, Cornwall 
Palace Theatre, Bodmin, Corn- 
wall. 

Palace Theatre, Camborne, 
Cornwall. 

Troy Cinema, Fowey, Cornwall. 

Palace Theatre, St. Blazey, 
Cornwall 

Flora Theatre, Helston, Corn- 
wall. 

E. J. HINGE CIRCUIT 

147-149, Northumber- 
land St., Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. Tel. : New- 
castle 20317 Grams: 
Hinge, Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

Grand, Benwell. 

Rialto, Benwell. 

Empire, Blaydon-on-Tyne. 

Grand, Byker. 

Hippodrome, Darlington. 

Globe, Durham. 

Corona, Felling- on-Tyne. 

Regal, Fenham, Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 
Ritz, Forest Hall. 
Marina, Fulwell, Sunderland. 
Globe, Gosforth. 
Lyric, Grangetown-on-Tees. 
Coljseumj Morpeth, 



Gaiety, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Tatler, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Hippodrome, New Silkswortb. 
Rio, Prudhoe. 
Palace, Redcar. 
Empire, Shotton Colliery. 
Majestic, South Bank. 
Millneld, Sunderland. 
Lyric, Throckley. 

HUDSON CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

The Picture House, 
Sheringham, Norfolk. 
Tel. : Sheringham 347. 

Man. Director : W. S. 
Hudson. 

Picture House, Sheringham. 
Picture House, Walton-on- 

Naze, Essex. 
Regal Walton-on-Naze, Essex. 

HULL CINEMAS 
LTD., 

Criterion, George Street, 
Hull. Tel.: Hull 33752 

Man. Director : Brinley 
Evans. 

Winter Gardens, Bridlington. 

Cinema Palace, Goole. 

Tower, Goole. 

Plaza, Hessle. 

Carlton, Hull. 

Cleveland, Hull. 

Criterion, Hull. 

Dorchester, Hull. 

Langham, Hull. 

Monica, Hull. 

National, Hull. 

Priory, Hull. 

Savoy, Hull. 

West Park, Hull. 

F. R. HUNT 
CIRCUIT, 

"Woodhayes", Hinckley 
Road, Kirby Muxloe, 
Leicester. Tel. : Kirby 
Muxloe 528. 

Proprietor : Mrs. F. 
R. Hunt. 

Empire, Measham. 
County, Castle Donnington. 
Empire, Melbourne. 
County, Kegworth. 
Palace, Whitw ck. 
Royal, Bulkington. 
Grand, Arley. 

A. S. HYDE CIRCUIT, 

Glenroyal, Briggate, 
Shipley, Yorks. 
Tel. : Shipley 2974. 

Glenroyal, Shipley. 
Prince's Hall, Shipley. 
Pavilion, Shipley. 



Elite, Bradford. 
Coliseum, Bradford. 
Arcadian, Bradford. 
Coronet, Bradford. 
Glenroyal, Horsforth. 
Regent, Batley. 
Empire, Batley. 
Picture House, Baildon. 
Victoria, Burnley-in- Wharf dale. 

ILKESTON 
CINEMA CO., LTD., 

King's Picture House, 

Bath Street, Ilkeston. 

Tel. : 17. 
Directors : H. Wm, 

Brailsford (Man. Dir.); 

A. Brailsford ; F. H. 

Brailsford. 

King's P.H., Ilkeston. 
New Theatre, Ilkeston. 
Picture House, 

Ashby-de-la-Zouch. 
Savoy, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 

(under construction). 

ISLE OF WIGHT 
THEATRES, LTD., 

Theatre Royal, Ryde, 
I.o.W. Tel. : Ryde 
2387. 

Booking & Gen. Man. : 
P. J. Milsom. 

Royalty, Cowes. 
King's, East Cowes. 
Regent, Freshwater. 
Grand, Newport. 
Scala, Ryde. 
Theatre Royal Ryde. 
Queen's, Sandown. 
Rex, Ventnor. 

JACEY CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Somerset House, 37, 
Temple Street, Bir- 
mingham, 3. Tel. : 
Midland 2941. 

Directors : Joseph 
Cohen, D. Cohen, G. 
A. Cohen, S. A. Cohen. 

News Theatre, Birmingham. 
News Theatre, Bristol. 
News Theatre, Liverpool. 
News Theatre, Manchester. 
Tatler, Birmingham. 
Tatler Theatre, Bristol. 
Princes News Theatre, 
Brighton. 

JACKSON'S AMUSE- 
MENTS, LTD., 

Newgate Chambers, 
Rochdale. Tel.: Roch- 
dale 4451-2 



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Man. Director : John 
R. Killeya. 

Empire Theatre, Bacup. 
Ceylon Cinema, Rochdale. 
Empire, Rochdale. 
Hippodrome, Rochdale. 
Rialto, Rochdale. 
Proprietary Theatres, Ltd. 

Rialto, Blackburn. 

Langworthy Picturedrome, 
Seedley, Salford. 

Olympia, Blackburn. 

New Central. Blackburn. 



C. S. JOSEPH CIRCUIT, 

38, John Bright Street, 



Birmingham, 1. 
Midland 1933. 



Tel. 



BEN JAY'S CIRCUIT, 

111a, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4668. 
Empire, Great Yarmouth. 
The Windmill Theatre, Great 

Yarmouth. 
De Luxe, Hastings. 
Hippodrome. Lowestoft. 
Palace, Lowestoft. 
Elite, St. Leonards. 

J. H. L. THEATRES 
LTD., 

27, Newman Street 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Museum 7237-S. 

General and Booking 
Man. :B.E Fortesque. 

Capitol, Caterham. 
Radion, Laindon. 
Luxor, Lancing. 
Regal Rayleigh. 
Pavilion, St. Neots. 
Savoy, Tot ton. 
Onyx, Wisbech. 
Carlton Wickford. 
Empire, Halstead. 
Ritz. Billericay. 
Regent, Stanford-le-Hope. 

J.O.G.S. CINEMAS, 

Mutual House, 23, 
Albion Place, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 20691-2. 
J. Segelman 

Plaza, Batley. 

Victoria, Batley. 

Greengates, Bradford. 

Ritz, Harrogate. 

Empire, Normanton. 

Grand, Normanton. 

Empire, Rawdon. 

Picture House, Woodlands. 

Lido, Bramley. 

G. Segelman. 

Central Picture Theatres 
(Lincoln), Ltd. 

Yorks and Lines P.Hs., Ltd. 

S. Segelman. 
Regal, Eccieshill. 

O. Segelman\ 
Melbourne, Leicester. 



Man. Dir. : C. S. 
Joseph. 

Savoy Cinema, Bilston. 
Theatre Royal, BilstoD. 
Forum Cinema, Bradley. 
Palace Cinema, Great Bridge. 
Haven Cinema, Stourport-en- 
Sevem. 

Palace Cinema, Wednesbury. 
Rialto Cinema, Wednesbury. 
Coliseum, Wolverhampton. 
Olympia, Wolverhampton. 

SIR A. B. KING 
CIRCUIT, 

190, West Regent St.. 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 1195-6. 
Grams. : Kenafilm 
Glasgow. 

Cinema, Airdrie. 
Strand, Alexandria. 
Orient, Ayr. 
Ritz, Ayr. 

Rio, Bearsden, Glasgow. 
Hippodrome, Bo'ness. 
Public Hall, Brodick. 
Central, Broxburn. 
Playhouse, Buckie. 
La Scala, Clydebank. 
Cinema, Coatbridge. 
Picture House, Callander. 
Cinema. Crieff. 
Playhouse, Dalkeith. 
Pavilion, Dalkeith. 
Lyceum, Dumfries. 
Empire, Dunbar. 
Playhouse, Dunbar. 
Regal, Dunfermline. 
Picture House, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Fraserburgh. 
Picture House, Fraserburgh. 
Picture House, Fort William. 
Astoria Picture House, Glasgow 
Bedford, Glasgow. 
Cambridge Cinema, Glasgow. 
Casino, Townhead, Glasgow. 
Elder Picture House, Govan 

Glasgow. 
Elephant, Shawlands, Glasgow. 
Embassy, Shawlands, Glasgow. 
Gaiety, Anderston, Glasgow. 
Hampden, Crosshill, Glasgow. 
La Scala, Glasgow. 
Lorne Cinema, Ibrox, Glasgow. 
Lyceum. Govan, Glasgow. 
Mosspark Picture House, 

Glasgow. 
New Grand, Cowcaddens, Glas- 
gow. 
Regent. Glasgow. 
Rosevale Cinema, Partick, 

Glasgow. 
Seamore, Glasgow. 
Carlton, Glasgow. 
Roxy, Maryhill, Glasgow. 
Standard, Partick. 
Avon, Possilpark, 



Astor, Springburn. 
La Scala, Grangemouth. 
Cinema, Grantown-on-Spey. 
B. B. Cinema, Greenock. 
La Scala, Helensburgh. 
Playhouse, Huntly. 
Public Hall, Innerleithen. 
Playhouse, Invergordon. 
Empire, Inverness. 
La Scala, Inverness. 
Playhouse, Inverness. 
Palace, Keith. 
Empire, Kilmarnock. 
Plaza, Kilmarnock. 
Picture House, Kingussie. 
Rio, Kirkcaldj'. 
Public Hall, Lamlash. 
Regal, Lanark. 
Empire, Linlithgow. 
Regal, Lossiemouth. 
Playhouse, Montrose. 
Playhouse, Nairn. 
Playhouse, North Berwick. 
Kelburne, Paisley. 
La Scala, Paisley. 
Empire, Peebles. 
Playhouse, Peebles. 
Playhouse, Penicuik. 
Playhouse, Perth. 
Playhouse, Peterhead. 
Eclipse Pictures, Port Glasgow. 
Broadway Cinema, Prestwick. 
Palace, Rothesay. 
Regal, Rothesay. 
Ritz, Rothesay. 
Palace, Rosyth. 
Rio, Rutherglen. 
Cinema, St. Andrews. 
Countess Cinema, Saltcoats. 
Ritz, Strathaven. 
Picture House, Tain. 
Picture House, Thurso. 
Public Hall, Whiting Bay. 
Breadalbane Hall, Wick. 
Pavilion, Wick. 

LEVIN'S CIRCUIT, 

15, Middle Pavement, 
Nottingham. Ttl. : 
43294. 

Directors : L. J. B. 

Levin ; J. Levin. 
General Manager : 

F. E. Williams. 

Adelphi, Bulwell, Nottingham. 
Apollo, Nottingham. 
Capit 1, Radford, Nottingham. 
Cosy, Netherfield, Notts. 
Ideal, Southwell, Notts. 
King's, Kirkby-in-Ashneld. 
Palace, Bulwell, Nottingham. 
Palace, Stapleford, Notts. 
Regal. Carlton. Notts. 
Rit , Carlton, Notts. 
Ritz, Ilkeston. 
Stantcn Hill Cinema. 
Vernon P.H., Basford, 
Nottingham. 

LEVY CIRCUIT, 

(Liverpool Cinema 
Feature Film Co., 
Ltd.) 



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237 



92 a, Bold Street, 
Liverpool, I. Tel. : 
Royal 5675. 

Man. Dir. : Alderman 
Alfred Levy. 

Claughton Picture House, 

Birkenhead. 
Futurist, Birmingham. 
Scala, Birmingham. 
Futurist, Liverpool. 
Lido, Liverpool. 
Scala, Liverpool. 
Scala, Nuneaton. 



LION CINEMATO- 
GRAPH CO., LTD., 

43, Whitcomb Street, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Whitehall 7404. 

Directors : Morris M. 
Levy ; E. L. Leslie, 

Astoria, Ley ton, E.15. 
Capitol. Mill Hill N.W.7. 
Central Cinema, Upper Tooting 

S.W.17. 
Northfleet Cinema, Kent. 
Strathcona, Northfleet, Kent. 



LONDON AND 
DISTRICT CINEMAS, 

36, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3554, Grams : 
Berdarold, London. 

Alcazar, Hounslow. 
Globe, Clapham. 
Granada, Aylesbury. 
Granada, Epsom. 
Granada, Chichester. 
Plaza, Plums tead. 
{See Granada Circuit.) 



LONDON AND 
PROVINCIAL 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

17, Suffolk Street, Lon- 
don, S.W.I. Tel. : 
Whitehall 5247-8, and 
127, Fleet Road, 
Hants. 

Ritz Cinema, Cranfield. 
Savoy, Folkestone. 
Grove Cinema, Hythe. 
Cinema, Radlett. 
Tivoli Cinema, Raunds. 
Publix Cinema, Stevenage. 
Plaza Cinema, Thrapston. 
Capitol, Tonbridge. 
Pavilion, Tonbridge. 
Ritz, Tonbridge. 
New Regent, Soham. 
Regal, Soham. 
Cinema, Lydd. 
Regal, Standon. 



MAJESTIC THEATRES 
CORP., LTD., 

11, Ironmonger Lane, 

London, E.C.2. 
Chairman : V. G. 

Sanders. 

Majestic Theatre, High 
, Wycombe. 

Majest : c Theatre, Mitcham. 
Majestic Theatre, Stands. 
Majestic Theatre, WembLy. 
Majestic Theatre, Woodford. 

MARKS CIRCUIT 
CINEMAS, 

326, Cheetham Hill Rd., 
Manchester, 8. Tel. : 
Collyhurst 2133. 

Partners : Murray 
Marks ; Samuel H. 
Marks ; Phillip Marks. 

Booking Mans. : S. H. 
Marks ; P. Marks. 

Casino, Oldham. 

Grand. Great Harwood. 

Palladium, Blackley, Man- 
chester. 

Palladium, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 
Devonshire, Broughton, Salford 
Butler Street Electric, Manches- 
ter. 

Picture House, Whitley Bay. 
Regal, Preston. 

Greengate, Plaistow, London. 
Carlton, Bexhill on Sea. 
Naborhood, Sydenham. 
Majestic, Dewsbury. 
Alexandra, Widnes. 
Alexandra, Blackpool. 
Palace Theatre, Burnley. 
Central, Harrogate. 

NIGEL MARSH 
THEATRE CIRCUIT, 
LTD. 

19, Hanover Square, 

London, W.l. Tel. : 

Mayfair 0333. 
Directors : David 

Marsh (Chairman) ; 

Nigel A. Marsh (Man. 

Dir.). 

General Manager : 
L. Hamilton- Webb. 

Booking Manager : 
Nigel A. Marsh. 

Rex, Romford. 
Argosy, Whitstable. 
Regal, Odiham. 

MATLOCK CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Cinema House, Matlock. 

Tel. : Matlock 121. 
Directors : H. Bailey, 

H. Bradbury, R, O. 



Brown, J. King, F. 
Wildgoose ; H. E. 
W T ildgoose. 
Gen. Manager: E. J 
Merrivale. 

Cinema House, Matlock. 
Picture Palace, Matlock. 
Electric, Grassmore. 

A. G MATTHEWS, 

8, Overwood Drive, 
Glasgow, S.4. Tel.: 
Merrylee 2317. 

Victoria Cinema, Inverurie. 
Cinema House, Motherwell, 
Cinema House, Oban. 
Playhouse Oban. 
Central, Greenock. 

MEDWAY CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

36, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3554. 

Gen. Man. : E. L. 
Manches. 

Gem, Dartford. 
Rialto Dartford. 
Scala, Dartford. 
State, Dartford. 
State, Grantham. 
State, Sydenham. 
Albany, Upper Norwood 
Rialto, Upper Norwood. 

CHAS. P. METCALFE, 

58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8. 
Tel. : Leeds 64352. 

Pavilion, Barnsley. 
Hippodrome, Selby. 
Hippodrome, Stockton-on- 
Tees. 

Regal, West Hartlepool. 

MEXBOROUGH 
THEATRES, LTD., 

Empire, Swinton Rd., 
Mexborough. Tel. : 
Mexborough 3108. 

Man. Dir. : J. J. Woffin- 
den. 

Empire, Mexborough. 
Majestic, Mexborough. 
Roxy, Swinton. 

Grand Theatre, Wath-on- 
Dearne. 

MIDLAND SUPER 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Duke Street House, 
Suite No. 24, 415, 
Oxford Street, W.l. 
Tel. : Mayfair 7838. 



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Directors : Arthur 
Cohen (Chairman and 
Man. Dir.) ; R. F. J. 
Sanders ; Edward 
Samuels. 

Ritz, Northampton. 
Plaza, Northampton. 
Tivoli, Northa mpton. 
Palace, Deptford. 
Associated companies : 
Central Cinema (Stamford) 
Ltd. 

Central, Stamford. 

Picturedrome. Stamford. 
South Lancashire Hippo- 
drome Co., Ltd. 

Curzon, Earlestown. 

Pavilion, Earlestown. 
Bow Cinemas, Ltd. 

Regal, Bow. 



J. B. MILNE 
THEATRES, 

Bannerman House, 
27, South Tay St., 
Dundee." Tel. : 

Dundee 4019. 

Man. Dir.: J. B. Milne. 

Regal Aucnterarder. 
Regal, Blairgowrie. 
Ruz Crieff. 
La Scala, Cupar. 
Picture House, Cowdenbeath 
Alhambra, Dunfermline. 
Kinnaird P.H., Dundee. 
Broadway Theatre, Dundee. 
Palladium Cinema, Dundee. 
Regal Cinema Dundee. 
Victoria Theatre, Dundee. 
County, Kinross. 
Opera House, Lochgelly. 
Regal, Macduff. 
Palace, Methil. 
Regal Peterhead. 
Playhouse. Stornoway. 
Picture House, Tayport. Fife. 
Picture House, Banff. 
Lewis Picture House, Storno- 
way. 

North Star, Lerwick. 

MONSEIGNEUR NEWS 
THEATRES, 

147, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Time News Theatre, Baker 
Street Station. 

Monseigneur, Charing Cross. 

Monseigneur. Edinburgh. 

Monseigneur, Leicester Square. 

Monseigneur, Marble Arch. 

Monseigneur, Piccadilly. 

Monseigneur, Strand. 

Sphere News Theatre, Totten- 
ham Court Road, 



H. D. MOORHOUSE 
CIRCUIT, 

Imperial Buildings, 7, 
Oxford Road, Man- 
chester, 1 . Tel. : Ard- 
wick 2226-8. Grams. : 
Cinemoor, Mchr. 

Proprietor : H. Moor- ' 
house. 

Gen. Man. : G. M. Mon- 
tanini. 

Grosvenor All Saints, Man- 
chester. 
Picture House, Altrincham. 
Victory, Blackley. 
Regent Bolton. 
Globe, Cheetham Hill. 
Temple, Cheetham. 
Palace, Chorlton. 
Capitol, Congleton. 
Grand, Crewe. 
Palladium, Darwen. 
Palace. Droylsden. 
Princess, Dukinneld. 
Crown Theatre, Eccles. 
Palace, Farnworth. 
Savoy Farnworth. 
Princess, Harpurhey 
Gem, Heywood. 
Coliseum, Leicester. 
Olympia, Leicester. 
Shaftesbury, Leicester. 
Sovereign, Leicester. 
Palace, Levenshulme. 
Kind's Lonssieh*. 
Shaftesbury, Longsight. 
Osborne, .Uanchiscer. 
Empire, Middleton. 
Victory, Middleton. 
Adelphi, Moston. 
Empire, Oldham. 
Victory Oldham. 
Globe, Old Trafford. 
Alhambra, Openshaw. 
Metropole, Openshaw. 
Rex. Openshaw. 
Prince's, Openshaw. 
Empire, Preston. 
Pavilion, Rochdale. 
Victory, Rochdale. 
Rusholme Theatre, Rushoime 
Tower, Salford. 
Victoria, Salford. 
Hippodrome Stalybridge. 
Palace, Stalybridge. 
Criterion, Walkden. 
Palace Cinema, Wigan. 
Palatine, Withington. 
Hippodrome, Wrexham. 



L. MORRIS, 

52, ShaitesDury Avenue, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1668-9. 
Grams : Kendermor, 
Lesquare, London. 

Imperial, Clapham Junction. 

London. 
Classic, Chelsea, London. 
Ritz, Stopkwell, London. 



Astoria, Boscombe 
Savoy. Boscombe. 
Cameo, Margate. 
Plaza, Margate. 
County, Sudbury. 

NEW EMPIRE 
(BURNLEY), LTD., 

Newgate Chambers, 
Rochdale. Tel.: Roch- 
dale 4451. Grams: 
Hippodrome, Roch- 
dale. 

Man. Director : John 
R. Killeya. 

Empire, Burnley. 

Grand, Burnley. 

Imperial, Burnley 

Savoy, Burnley. 

Heaton Park Cinema, Man- 
chester. 

Grand, Padiham. 

(See also Jackson's Amuse- 
ments. Ltd.). 

NORTHERN 
OPERATORS, LTD. 

Pentridge Buildings, 
Holmes Street, Burn- 
ley. Tel. : 3048. 

Man. Dir. : H. E. Brad- 
ley. 

Empress, Burnley. 
Tivoli Burnley. 
Pentridge, Burnley. 
Temperance, Burnley. 
Royal, Burnley. 
Picturedrome, Radcliffe. 
Bridge, Radcliffe. 

NORTHERN 
THEATRES CO., LTD., 

5, Rawson St., Halifax. 
Tel. : Halifax 2267. 

Gen. Man. : Jas. 
Wilkinson. 

Secretary : T. G. Dob- 
son, F.C.A. 

Booking Man. : F. 
Brockway. 

Cinema Royal, Blackburn. 
Cinema Royal, Bury. 
Tudor Cinema, Dewsbury. 
Empire, Ewood, Blackburn. 
Grand Theatre, Halifax. 
Cinema Royal, Halifax. 
Tudor Cinema, Huddersfield. 
Picture House, Huddersfield. 
Palace Tudor Cinema, Rochdale 
Theatre Royal, Rochdale, 



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239 



N. WESTERN FILM 
BOOKING AGENCY, 

Kensington Cinema, 
Kensington, Liver- 
pool. Tel. : Anfield 
863 and 2551. 

Directors : A. Gates, 
H. J. Holme, F. D. 
Harg- eaves ; L. M. 
Dovener. 

Aintrep PaJace, Aintree. 
Princess, Kirkdale, Liverpool. 
Rock Ferry Palace, Rock Ferry. 

ODEON IRELAND) 
LTD., 

Theatre Royal, Hawkins 
Street, Dublin, Tel. : 
Dublin 70587 — 8 — 9 
Metroyal, Dublin. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank (Chairman) ; 
Maurice Elliman, 
(Vice-chairman; ; 
Louis Elliman (Man. 
Dir.) ; John Davis ; 
G. A. Overend. 

Booking Man. : Abe 
Elliman. 

Publicity Man. : Ed- 
ward F. MacSweeney. 

Metropole, Dublin. 
Corinthian. Dublin. 
Phip^oro P.H., Dublin. 
Theatre Royal, Dublin. 
Regal Rooms, Dublin. 
Queen's, Dublin. 
De Luxe, Dublin. 
Savoy, Dublin. 
Broadway, Dublin. 
Savoy, Cork. 
Savoy, Limerick. 
Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire. 
Picture House, Dun Laoghaire. 
Royal Cinema, Bray. 
Regent, Blackrock. 

OGDENS THEATRES 
CIRCUIT, 

196, Deansgate, Man- 
chester 3. Tel. : 
Blackfriars 7445-6. 

La Scala, Hollimvcod. 
Grand Theatre, Failsworth. 
Alexandra, Salford. 
Grosvenor, Oldham. 
Palace, Urmston. 
Cameo, Warrington. 
Star, Warrington. 
Imperial Brooks Bar. 
Queens, Longsight. 



OLLERTON PICTURES, 
LTD., 

The Premier Cinema, 
Somercotes, Derby- 
shire. Tel. : Leabrooks 
218. 

Man. Dir. : P. Dennis. 

Palace, Pinxton, Notts. 
Palace, South Norman ton, 

Derbyshire. 
Premier, Somercotes. 
Empire, Somercotes. 



THE PALACE AND 
DERBY CASTLE. LTD., 

Masonic Bldgs., Loch 
Promenade, Douglas, 
I.o.M. Tel. : Douglas 
2164-5. 

Booking Man. : W. J. 
Hughes. 

Picture House, Douglas. 
Regal, Douglas. 
Royalty, Douglas. 
Strand, Douglas. 
Crescent, Douglas. 
Gaiety, Douglas. 
Avenue Onchan. 
Pavilion, Peel. 
Strand, Port Erin. 

PARAMOUNT 
P. T., LTD., 

Give Bldgs., Welshpool, 
Mont. Tel.: Welshpool 
189. 

Man. Dir. : H. S. Bay- 
liss. 

Plaza, Bangor. 

City Avenue, Bangor. 

Regal Cinema, Beaumaris. 

Plaza Cinema, Dolgelley, 
Merioneth. 

Prince of Wales Cinema, Holy- 
well. 

Grand Pavilion, Llandrindod 
Wells. 

Plaza, Llandrindod Wells. 
New Cinema, Neston. 
Regent Cinema, Newton, Mont- 
gomery 

Victoria Cinema, Newton, Mont- 
gomery. 

Give Picture House, Welshpool, 
Montgomery. 

Pola Cinema, Welshpool, Mont- 
gomery. 

Crescent Cinema, Penmaen- 
mawr 

Meirion Cinema, Penrhyn- 

deudraeth. 
Majestic, Caernarvon. 
Empire, Caernarvon. 



Plaza, Penygroes. 
Palladium, Pwllheli. 
Memorial. Criccieth. 
Coliseum, Portmadoc. 

JOHN E. PEARCE 
CIRCUIT, 

Eros House, 31. Begent 
St.. London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Begent 1560. 
Grams. : Jeppiccirc 
London. 

Directors : John E. 
Pearce ; J. B. Pearce. 

Plaza, Coventry. 
Rozy, Coventry. 
Rivoli, Coventry. 
Metropole, Westcliff-on-Se?. 
Corona, Leigh-on-Sea. 
Mascot, Westclifi-on-Sea. 
Coliseum, Leigh-on-Sea-. 

POOLE'S CIRCUIT, 

Northern H.O. : 

Boom 18, Synod Hall, 
Castle Terrace, Edin- 
burgh, 1. Tel. : 21868. 

Southern H.O. : 

Hippodrome, East- 
gate, Gloucester. Tel.: 
21313. 

Directors : John B. 
Poole (Gov. Dir.) ; 
J. K. Stafford Poole ; 
E. C. Bogers. 

Synod Hall, Edinburgh. 
Cameo, Edinburgh. 
Roxy, Gorgie, Edinburgh. 
Hippodrome, Gloucester. 
King's Hail, Stourbridge. 
Coliseum, Cheltenham. 

PORTSMOUTH TOWN 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Shaftesbury Cinema, 
Kingston Boad, 
Portsmouth. Tel.: 
Portsmouth 4976. 

Directors : G. V. 
Northcott ( Chairman) ; 
W. Eonwick, C. B. 
Fowlie ; F. A. Wal- 
ton ; J. G. Woods. 

Booking Man. : J. Hol- 
land. 

Moderne, Bournemouth. 
Regent, Christchurch. 
Criterion, Gosport. 



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Forum, Gosport. 
Gaiety, Portsmouth. 
Palace, Portsmouth. 
Shaftesbury, Portsmouth. 
Cinema, Swanage. 
Grand, Swanage. 

R. E. RATCLIFF 
CIRCUIT, 

" Raheny,"Roby, Lanes. 
Tel. : Huyton 382. 

Cosy, Castletown, I.o.M. 
Tunnel Road, Picturedrome, 

Liverpool. 
Cinema House, Ramsey, I.o.M. 
Plaza, Ramsey, I.o.M. 

RANDOLPH E. 
RICHARDS, 

Picturedrome, East- 
bourne. Tel. : East- 
bourne 1441. 

Managing Director : 
Randolph E. Richards. 
General Manager : J. 
D. Richards. 

Gaiety, Bexhill-on-Sea. 
Playhouse, Bexhill-on-Sea. 
Gaiety. Brighton. 
Gaiety, Eastbourne. 
Picturedrome, Eastbourne. 
Radio Centre, East Grinstead. 
Gaiety, Hastings. 
Kinema, St. Leonardi-on-Sea. 

GEORGE URIE SCOTT 
CIRCUIT, 

181 , West Regent Street, 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 5071-2. 

Cathcart Picture Playhouse, 
Ltd. 

State Cinema, Shettleston. 

State Cinema, King's Park. 
Anderston Pictures & 
Varieties Ltd. 

New Gaiety Cinema, Ander- 
ston. 

Scott Theatres Ltd. 
Palaceum, Shettleston. 
Empire, Larkhall. 
Pavilion, Barrhead. 
Pavilion, Hawick. 
Theatre, Hawick. 

SHEFFIELD & DIST. 
CINEMATOGRAPH 
THEATRES, LTD., 

3, Hartshead, Sheffield, 
Tel. : 25938. 



Directors : J. P. Hun- 
ter ; W. Fearnehough ; 
D D. Craig. 

Booking Man. : D. D. 
Craig. 

Globe Theatre, Atterclifife. 
Carlton Cinema, Sheffield. 
Cinema House, Sheffield. 
Don Picture Palace, Sheffield. 

SHIPMAN AND KING, 
CINEMAS LTD., 

Wellington House, 125- 
130, Strand, London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Temple 
Bar 5077. 

Regent, Amersham. 
Astoria, Ashford, Middx. 
Court Theatre, Berkhamsted. 
Rex, Berkhamsted. 
Studio Cinema, Bletchley. 
Central Cinema Braintree. 
Embassy, Braintree. 
Astona, Chesham. 
Embassy Chesham. 
Embassy, Petts Wood. 
Savov Cobham. 
Embassy, Crawley. 
Regent, Crowborough. 
New Coronet, Didcot. 
Embassy Dorking. 
Pavilion, Dorking. 
Studio Cinema, Elstree. 
Embassy, Esher. 
Embassy, Fareham. 
Savoy, Fareham. 
Pavilion, Hailsham. 
Castle, Hertford. 
County, Hertford. 
Pavilion, Hoddesdon. 
Pavilion, Horley. 
Regent Horley. 
Oriel Cinema,Leighton Buzzard 
Embassy, Maldon. 
Hippodrome, Maldon. 
Rex, Northwood Hills. 
Hippodrome, Reigate. 
Majestic, Reigate. 
Astoria, Ruislip. 
Rivoli, Ruislip. 
Regent, Rye. 
Embassy, Tenterden. 
Embassy, Waltham Cross. 
Regent, Waltham Cross. 
Welwyn Theatre, Welwyn 
Garden City. 

SINGLETON CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Cosmo Cinema, Rose St., 
Glasgow, C.3. Tel. : 
Douglas 2151. 

Vogue Cinema, Knightswood, 
Glasgow. 

Vogue Cinema, Govan. 

Mecca, Possilpark, Glasgow. 

Premier P.H., Bridgeton, Glas- 
gow. 

Also in Association : — 



Singleton Holdings, Ltd. 

Plaza, Burnbank, Hamilton. 
Scottish Repertory Cinemas, 
Ltd. 

Cosmo Cinema Glasgow. 



S.M. SUPER 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Morris House, 1-5, Jer- 
myn St., London, 
S.W.I . Tel. : White- 
hall 3242 (10 lines). 

Managing Director: 
W. Southan Morris. 

Ritz, Birkenhead. 

Empire, Birkenhead. 

Regal, Bebington. 

Roxy, Birkenhead. 

Lyceum, New Ferry. 

Coliseum, Tranmeie 

Rio, Birkenhead. 

Winter Gardens, New Brighton 

Moreton Picture House. 

Winter Gardens, Hoylake. 

King's, Heswall. 

Queen's, Ellesmere Port. 

Rex, Prenton. 

King's, Liverpool. 

Coliseum, Litherland. 

Victoria, Liverpool. 

Atlas, Liverpool. 

Prince's, Liverpool. 

Royal, Liverpool. 

Picture House, Mere Lane, 
Liverpool. 

Garrick, Liverpool. 

Grosvenor, Liverpool. 

Homer, Liverpool. 

Regent, Warrington. 

Danilo, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Palace, Burslem. 

Palladium, Burslem. 

Rex, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Rio, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Roxy, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Ritz, Tunstall. 

Danilo, Cannock. 

Danilo, Quinton. 

Danilo, Stourbridge. 

Danilo, Brierley Hill. 

Danilo, Longbridge. 

Danilo, Redditch. 

Select, Redditch. 

Plaza, Bromsgrove. 

Regal, Bromsgrove. 

Danilo, Hinckley. 

Regal, Nantwich. 

Cosy, Nantwich. 

Palladium, Whitchurch. 

Hippodrome, Market Drayton. 

Regal, Northampton. 

Regal, Banbury. 

Regal, Watford. 

Plaza, Watford. 

Picture House, Rickmansworth. 
Luxor, Hemel Hempstead. 
Princess, Hemel Hempstead. 
Palladium, Shepherd's Bush. 
Coliseum, Ilford. 
Broadway, East Ham. 
Castle, Homerton. 
Tooting Astoria. 
Golden Domes, Camberwell. 
New Grand Hall, Camberwell. 



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Grand, Heme Hill. 

Plaza, Southfields. 

Rialto, Raynes Park. 

Star, Wandsworth Bridge Road, 

Fulham. 
Playhouse, Gerrard's Cross. 
Empire, Luton. 
Picturedrome, Luton. 
Plaza, Luton. 
Rex, Wood Green. 
Regal, Harringay. 

SMELTS THEATRES, 

125, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Tel. : 27887. 

General Manager : 

F. Murphy. 

Pavilion Theatre, Blaydon. 
Plaza, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Rex, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

SNAPE AND WARD 
CIRCUIT, 

27, Fennel St., Man- 
chester. Tel. : Deans- 
gate 3542, and Black- 
friars 2144. 

Directors : H. Ward, 

G. B. Snape. 

Coliseum, Burnley. 
New Empire Cinema, Leigh. 
Sems Picture House, Leigh. 
Ambassador Super Cinema, 
Salford. 

Carlton Super Cinema, Man- 
chester. 

College P.H., Manchester. 

Empire Cinema, Blackley, Man- 
chester. 

Four Ways Cinema, New Mos- 

ton, Manchester. 
Magnet Cinema, Newton Heath, 

Manchester. 
New Popular Picture House, 

Manchester. 
Wycliffe Cinema, Moss Side, 

Manchester. 
York Cinema, Manchester. 
Pavilion Picture House, Lees 

Oldham. 
Plaza Cinema, Stockport. 
Ellesmere Super Cinema, 

Swinton. 



SOUTH DOWNS 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

129, Victoria Rd. North, 
Southsea. Tel. : 

Portsmouth 5113. 

Directors : H. Filer, 
S. Filer, L. H. Filer. 

Palace Cinema, Bordon, Hants. 
Tower Cinema, Lee-on-Solent. 
Palladium, Littlehampton. 
Regent, Littlehampton. 
Savoy, Petersrield. 
Princes, Portsmouth 

SOUTH WALES 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Albert Hall, De-La- 
Beche St., Swansea. 
Tel. : Swansea 3597. 

Directors : A. Freed- 
man (Chairman), A. J. 
Withers, Alfred 
Withers. 

Albert Hall, Swansea. 

Carlton Cinema, Swansea. 

Windsor Cinema, Neath. 

Gnoll Hall, Neath. 

Empire, Neath. 

SOUTHERN 
CINEMAS LTD., 

Reg. Office and Film 
Booking Department: 
4, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5316-7. 

Directors : Lt-Col. F. 
C. R. Britten, J.P., 
(Chairman and Joint 
Man. Dir.) ; Major 
A. E. d'Eyncourt 
(Joint Man. Dir.) ; 
Capt. W. L. d'Eyn- 
court ; Mrs. F. Brit- 



ten ; P. E. Tickler ; 
F. Bowden. 

Secretary : L. C. 
Shergold, F.C.A. 

Booking Manager 
H. Motture. 

Playhouse, Chertsey. 
Plaza, Addlestone. 
Playhouse, Feltham. 
Playhouse, Greenford. 
Gem Cinema, Southall. 

Associated Kinemas : 
The Ryde Cinema Ltd. 
The Medina Cinema Ltd. 
The Atherley Cinema (South- 
ampton) Ltd. 

W. J. SPEAKMAN 
CIRCUIT, 

126, Bold St., Liver- 
pool 1. Tel. : Royal 
2272-3. 

Capitol Cinema, Edgehill, 

Liverpool 7. 
Cosy Cinema, Boaler Street, 

Liverpool 6. 
Grand Cinema, Bridgefoot, 

Warrington. 
Hippodrome, Ellesmere Port 

Wirral. 

Jubilee Cinema, Golborne, near 

Warrington. 
King's Cinema, Little Sutton 

Wirral. 

Majestic Ballroom, Ellesmere 

Port, Wirral. 
Pavilion, Golborne, nr. War- 

nneton 

Pavilion, Sankey Green, War- 
rington. 

Scala Cinema, Ashton-in-Maker- 

field, nr. Wigan. 
Tivoli Cinema, Roscommon 

Street, Liverpool 5. 



SPLOTT (CARDIFF) 
CINEMA CO., LTD., 

10, Museum Place, 
Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 
2901. Grams: Pab, 
Cardiff. 



RE-SEATING without losing a show 

up to 1,200 seats replaced over week-end 
C. R. HARRISON & SONS LTD. 

THEATRE AND CINEMA FURNISHERS 

CLIFTON MILLS, GOLBORNE, LANCS 

(Telephone: GOLBORNE 326-7) 



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Directors : W. Watts ; 
W. J. C. Thomas ; 
P. S. James ; A. B. 
Watts, F.S.A.A. ; W. 
A. V. James ; J. B. 
Thomas. 

Secretary : W. E. 
Watts, A.S.A.A. 

Canton Cinema, Cardiff. 
Gaiety Cinema, Cardiff. 
Ninian Cinema, Cardiff. 
Regent Cinema, Cardiff. 
Splott Cinema, Cardiff. 

In association with : — 
Gabalfa Cinema Co., Ltd. 
Plaza Cinema, Cardiff. 

Kibbor Cinemas, Ltd. 
Regal Cinema, Penarth. 
Washington Cinema, Penarth. 
Windsor Cinema, Penarth. 

Luxury Cinema Theatres, 
Ltd. 

Monico Cinema, Cardiff. 
Tivoli Cinema, Cardiff. 

Rumely Cinema Co., Ltd. 
Avenue Cinema, Cardiff. 
County Cinema, Cardiff. 



FRANK E. SPRING'S 
CIRCUIT, 

Office 32, 3, The Parson- 
age, Manchester. Tel. : 
Blackfriars 7905. 

Empire, Heywood. 
Palace, Heywood. 
Theatre Royal, Oldham. 
New Hippodrome, St. Helens 
Empire, V/igan. 



STAFFORD 
ENTERTAINMENTS, 

Picture House, Stafford. 
Tel. : Stafford 291. 

Chairman & Man. Dir. : 
S. G. Everton. 

Albert Hall, Stafford. 
Picture House, Stafford. 
Sandonia Theatre, Stafford. 



STAR CINEMAS 
(LONDON), LTD., 

Star House, Bank Street, 
Castle ford. Tel: 
Castleford 2618-9 



Directors : W. Eckart 
(Man. Dir.), A. Eckart, 
D. W. E. Eckart, 
R. S. Roberts. 

Circuit Manager : 
Steve Roberts. 

New Star, Castleford. 
Queen's, Castleford. 
Regal, Worksop. 
Savoy, Worksop. 
Pavilion, Scunthorpe. 
Majestic, Scunthorpe. 
Royal, Scunthorpe. 
Crescent, Pontefract. 
Alexandra, Pontefract. 
Regal, Moldgreen, Huddeisfield. 
Waterloo, Huddersfield. 
Empire, Wombwell. 
Pavilion, Wombwell. 
Picture House, Domestic Street, 
Leeds. 

Gainsborough, Domestic Street, 
Leeds. 

Majestic, Normanton, Yorks. 
Plaza, Fitzwilliam, 

nr. Pontefract. 
Regent, Upton, nr. Pontefract. 
Grand, Maltby, nr. Rotherham. 
Cinema House, Rotherham. 
Picturedrome, Sleaford. 
Picture House, Askern. 
Rex, Grimsby. 
Regent, Thirsk. 
Majestic, Chaddesden, Derby. 
Star, Hornsea. 
Palace, Stocksbridge. 
Palladium, Halifax. 
Empire, Airedale. 
Ritz, Woodlesford. 
Lyric, Northallerton. 
Central, Northallerton. 
Cinema de Luxe, Northallerton. 
Lyric, Darnall, Sheffield. 
Roxy, Knaresborough. 
Palace, Chapeltown. 
The Rodney, Wetherby. 
Picture House, Hebden Bridge. 
Beech Hill, Westgate, Otley. 
Picture House, K,rkgate, Otley. 
Grove, Ilkley. 
Tudor, Bourne, Lines. 
Picture House, New Ollerton, 

Notts. 



STOLL CIRCUIT, 

The Stoll Offices, Coli- 
seum Buildings, Lon- 
don, W.C.?. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 1500. 
Grams : Oswastoll, 
Lesquare, London. 

Chairman & Man, Dir. : 
Prince Littler. 

The Coliseum, London. 
Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, Lon- 
don. 

Hackney Empire, London. 



Shepherd's Bush Empire, Lon- 
don. 

Chiswick Empire, London. 
Wood Green Empire, London. 
Manchester Hippodrome, 

Ardwick. 
Coliseum Cinema, Ardwick 

Manchester. 
Bristol Hippodrome. 
New Thea.tre, Cardiff. 
Palace, Leicester. 
Opera House, Leicester. 
Grand Theatre, Derby. 
Stoll Picture Theatre, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Hippodrome, Bedminster, 

Bristol. 
Floral Hall, Leicester. 
(Films booked by A. J. Andrews 

at the Stoll Offices.) 

Associated Theatres:— 

Aldwych Theatre, London. 

Fortune, London. 

Scala, London. 

Phoenix, London. 

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 

London. 
Lyric, London. 
St. James's, London. 
His Majesty's, London. 
Apollo, London. 
Prince of Wales, Birmingham. 
Prince of Wales, Cardiff. 
New Theatre, Northampton. 
The Hippodrome, Coventry. 
Opera House, Coventry. 
King's, Edinburgh. 
Lyceum, Edinburgh. 
King's, Glasgow. 
Theatre Royal, Glasgow. 
Royal Court, Liverpool. 
Opera House, Manchester. 
Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 



RAYMOND STROSS. 
THEATRES, 

Queens House, Leicester 
Square, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 
6218. 

Man. Dir. : Raymond 
Stross. 

Regal, Norwich. 
May fair, Norwich. 
Plaza, Cadoxton. 
Palace, Gorleston. 
Tivoli, Barry. 
Thea-de-Luxe, Norwich. 
Waverley, New Milton. 
Park, Bristol. 



SUPREME CINEMAS, 
LTD., and ASSOC. 
COMPANIES, 

133, Royal Avenue, Bel- 



Leading Kinema Circuits. 



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fast. Tel. : Belfast 
22506. 

Directors : M. Logan, 
R. V. E. Walsh, T. 
J. Furey. 

Towers, Ballymena. 
Park, Belfast. 
Cinema, Randalstown. 
Cinema, Whitehead. 
Cinema, Magherafelt. 
Cinema, Maghera. 
Ideal, Carrickfergus. 
State, Ballymena. 
Astor, Dungannon. 
Castle, Dungannon. 
Sandro, Belfast. 
Adelphi, Bangor. 
Reo, Ballyclare. 
Picture House, Ballymena. 



E. TAYLOR 
(CINEMAS), LTD., 

Castle Cinema, Builth 
Wells, Brecs. Tel. : 
Builth Wells 291 and 
370. 

Castle Cinema, Builth Wells. 
Castle Cinema, Llandovery. 
Castle Cinema, Rhayader. 
Wem Cinema, Wem 
Wenlock Cinema, Much Wen- 
lock. 
Plaza, Newent. 



GEORGE TAYLOR 
CIRCUIT, 

27, Merkland Street, 
Partick,Gla sgow, W . 1 . 
Tel. : Western 2766. 

Gen. Man. : George 
Taylor, J. P. 

New Partick Picture House, 

Glasgow. . 
Kelvin Cinema, Glasgow. 
New Star Cinema, Glasgow. 
West End Cinema, Paisley. 
New Alex Cinema, Paisley. 
Picture House, Dunoon. 
Orient Kinema, Glasgow. 



THOMPSON'S 

ENTERPRISES, LTD=, 

4, Palladium Bldgs., 
Eastbourne Road, 
Middlesbrough. Tel. ; 
Linthorpe 88156. 



Directors : E. Thomp- 
son, W. B. Thompson, 
W. S. Gibson. 

Empire, Guisborough. 

Empire, Loftus. 

Central, Redcar. 

Regent, Redcar. 
And in association with : — 

Regent, Darlington. 

Majestic, Durham. 

Palladium, Durham. 

Gaiety, Ferryhill. 

Royal Aquarium, Great Yar- 
mouth. 

Palladium, Hartlepool. 

Palladium, Middlesbrough. 

Regent, Middlesbrough. 

Empire, Thorne. 

Gem, North Ormesby. 

Hippodrome, Shildon. 

Palladium, South Shields. 

Regent, South Shields. 

Regent, Sunderland. 

Regent, Acomb, York. 



TUNBRIDGE WELLS 

ENTERTAINMENTS 

LTD., 

Opera House, Tunbridge 
Wells, Tel.: T.W.2300. 

Directors : C. F. Bern- 
hard, H. A. Bernhard, 
L. J. Clements, Col. 
R. F. Stapleton 
Cotton, E. T. N. 
Grove, N. D. Fitz- 
gerald. 

Secretary ; Miss J. 
Walker. 

Great Hall, Tunbridge Wells. 
Kosmos, Tunbridge Wells 
Opera House, Tunbridge Wells. 
Ritz, Tunbridge Wells 



TWENTIETH 
CENTURY 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
8863-7. 

Directors : Sol Sheck- 
man (Chairman and 
Man. Dir.) ; M. 
Sheckman ; D. P. 
Refson; W. S.Martin. 

Joint Secretaries : 
J.P. Shaw, F.L.A.A., 
F.C.I.S. ; E. Proud. 



Century, Clacton. 
Empress, Hackney. 
Kinema, Clacton. 
Ritz, Cheltenham. 
Empire, Hounslow. 



TYNE PICTURE 
HOUSES, LTD., 

2, Saville Place, New- 
castle-on-Tyne. Tel. : 
Newcastle 20544. 

Man. Dir. : James Mac- 
Hang. 

Apollo Super Cinema, Byker, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Bnnkburn Picture Theatre, 

Bykt:r, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Royal Pictures, Wallsend-on- 

Tyne. 

Tyne Picture Theatre, 

Wallsend-on-Ty ne . 
Also under this management : — - 
Shipcote Cinema, Gateshead. 
Lyric Super Cinema, Heaton, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Lyric Cinema, Howdon-on- 
Tyne. 

West Jesmond Picture House, 
Jesmond. 

Grainger Cinema, Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. 

Howard Hall, North Shields. 



UNION CINEMAS, 
LTD., and 

ASSOCIATED COYS. 

30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7887. 

Directors : Sir Philip 
Warter (Chairman) ; 
R. Clark, M.A.,LL.B.; 
E. G. M. Fletcher, 
LL.D., M.P., ; E. 
Maloney, F.C.A. : 
C. J. Latta (U.S.A.). 

Secretary : F. W. 
Adair, F.C.I.S. 

Pavilion, Abingdon (Closed). 

Regal, Abingdon. 

Ritz, Aldershot. 

Regal, Altrincham. 

Palace, Ammanford. 

Don, Ancoats. 

Tower, Ancoats. 

Empire, Ashton-under-Lyne. 

Palace, Banbury. 

Ritz, Barnsley. 

Pavilion, Barrow-in-Furness. 



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Regal, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Ritz, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Plaza, Basingstoke. 

Waldorf, Basingstoke. 

Regal, Beckenham. 

Rex, Bedminster. 

Majestic, Belfast. 

Majestic, Benwell. 

Ritz, Bexhill. 

Regal, Bexleyheath. 

Regal, Bicester. 

Regal, Bracknell 

Ritz, Brighouse 

Central, Cambridge 

Playhouse, Cambridge. 

Tivoli, Cambridge. 

City, Carlisle. 

Lonsdale, Carlisle. 

Public Hall, Carlisle 

Plaza, Catford. 

Ritz, Chatham. 

Ritz, Cleethorpes. 

Princesses, Crayford. 

Rota, Denton. 

Regal, Dewsbury. 

Capitol, Didsbury. 

Union, Dunstable. 

Luxor, Eastbourne. 

Broadway, Eccles. 

Palace, Eltham. 

Ritz, Erith. 

Grand, Falmouth. 

Ritz, Farn worth. 

Ritz, Felixstowe. 

Cosmo, Gorton. 

Super, Gravesend. 

Regal, Great Yarmouth. 

Ritz, Hastings. 

Broadway Hayward's Heath. 

Perrymount, Hayward's Heath. 

Kemble, Hereford. 

Ritz, Hereford. 

Casino, Heme Bay. 

Electric Palace, Highgate. 

Empire, Highgate. 

Capitol, Horsham. 

Ritz, Horsham. 

Grand, Huddersfield. 

Ritz, Huddersfield. 

Ritz, Hyde. 

Ritz, Hythe. 

Ritz, Ipswich. 

Ritz, Keighley. 

Majestic, King's Lynn. 

Theatre Royal, King's Lynn. 

Regal, Kingston-on-Thames. 

Kingsway, Levenshulme. 

Palace, Leyland. 

Regal, Leyland. 



Alma, Luton. 

Union, Luton. 

Plaza, Maidenhead. 

Riaito, Maidenhead. 

Central, Maidstone. 

Palace, Maidstone. 

Ritz, Maidstone. 

Ritz, Market Harborough 

Carlton, Newbury. 

Regal, Newbury. 

Olympia, Newcastle. 

Ritz, Nuneaton. 

Electra, Oxford. 

Regal, Oxford. 

Ritz, Oxford. 

Super, Oxford. 

Ritz, Penzance. 

Victoria Hall, Portsmouth. 

Ritz, Richmond 

Whitehall, Rotherham. 

Savoy, Sale. 

Ritz, Scunthorpe. 

Regal, Sidcup. 

Rivoli, Southend. 

Ritz, Stockport. 

Regal, St. Leonards. 

Empress, Urmston. 

Regal, Wallingford. 

Ritz, Warrington. 

Ritz, Wigan. 

Ritz, Winchester. 

Ritz, Woking. 

SUBSIDIARY OR 
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES. 

Gravesend Majestic 
Theatres Co., Ltd. 
Majestic, Gravesend. 
Regal, Gravesend. 

Hippodrome (Lancaster), 
Ltd. 

County, Lancaster. 
Grand, Lancaster. 
Palace, Lancaster. 

New Theatre, Cambridge, 
Ltd. 
Theatre, Cinema. 

Plaza (Gravesend), Ltd. 
Plaza, Gravesend. 

Pointer & Co., Ltd. 
Victoria, Cambridge. 

Ritz, Belfast, Ltd. 
Riaito, Londonderry. 
Ritz, Armagh. 
Ritz, Belfast. 
Ritz, Newtownards. 

Ritz (Wokingham), Ltd. 
Ritz, Wokingham. 



S. & U. Cinemas, Ltd. 
Strand, Belfast. 

Slough Playhouse, Ltd. 
Adelphi, Slough. 

Uxbridge Entertainments, 
Ltd. 
Regal, Uxbridge. 

Uxbridge Picture 
Playhouse, Ltd. 
Savoy, Uxbridge. 

Windsor Playhouse, Ltd. 
Playhouse, Windsor. 
Regal, Windsor. 
Marlborough, Yiewsley. 



UNITED ENTER- 
TAINMENTS, LTD., 

Whitefriars House, Friar 
Lane, Nottingham. 
Tel.: Nottingham 
44394-5. 

Man. Director : R. L. 
Kemp. 

Circuit Supervisor : 
J. M. Wright. 

Parade, Skegness. 
Tower, Skegness. 
Central, Skegness. 
Arcadia, Skegness. 
Winter Gardens, Skegness. 
King's Theatre, Skegness. 
Tudor, West Kirby. 
Kingsway, Hoylake. 
Plaza, Grimsby. 
Cinema House, Harworth. 
Palace, Mansfield. 
Byron, Hucknall. 
Scala, Hucknall. 
Majestic, Swadlincote. 
Empire, Swadlincote. 
Alexandra, Swadlincote. 
Futurist, Nottingham. 
Windsor, Balby, Doncaster. 
Astra, Wheatley, Doncaster. 
State, Gainsborough. 
King's, Gainsborough. 
Playhouse, Louth. 
Palace, Louth. 
Aspley, Nottingham. 



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V.E.H. CINEMAS, LTD., 

45, Dereham Road 
Norwich. Tel.: Norwich 
24894. 

Man. Dir. : V. E. Har- 
rison. 
County, Aylsham. 
Regal, Cromer. 

Town Hall Theatre, Cromer. 
Regal, North Walsham. 
Capitol, Norwich. 
Ritz, Norwich. 
Regal, Stowmarket. 



VICTORY THEATRES, 
LTD., 

Edgar St., Accrington. 
Tel. : Accrington 
2350 ; 2701. 

Gen. Man. : Coun. 
Arthur Peel. 

Empire Picture House, Accring- 
ton. 

Palace, Accrington. 

Princes Theatre, Accrington. 

Maiestic Theatre, Nelson. 



WALLAW 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Wallaw Buildings, Ash- 
ington, Northumber- 
land. Tel. : Ashington 
31. 

Man. Director : Walter 

Lawson. 
Buffalo Cinema, Ashington. 
Hippodrome, Ashington. 
Wallaw, Ashington. 
Pavilion, Ashington. 
Regal, Ashington. 
Playhouse, Morpeth. 
Wallaw, Bed.ington. 



WARDONA CIRCUIT, 

Evelyn House, 62, 
Oxford Street, W.l. 

Tel. : Museum 0597. 

Man. Dir. : Oliver 
Ward. 

Wardona (Northneet) Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Snodland) Ltd.,Kent. 
Wardona (Swanscombe) Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Maidstone), Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Strood) Ltd., Kent. 
Wardona, Rainham, Kent. 



C. E. WEST CIRCUIT, 

Evington Cinema, East 
Park Rd., Leicester. 

Tel. : Leicester 24354. 

Carlton Kinema, Leicester. 
Evington Cinema, Leicester. 
Fosse Cinema, Leicester. 
Knighton Kinema, Leicester. 
Roxy Kinema, Leicester. 
Westleigh Kinema, Leicester. 
Plaza Cinema, Melton Mowbray 
Regal, Melton Mowbray. 
Savoy Kinema, Syston, near 
Leicester. 

Aylestone Cinema, Leicester. 



G. H. WHINCUP 
CIRCUIT, 

41, Park Lane, Leeds, 
Tel. : Leeds 20972-3. 

Tower Picture House, Leeds 
Carlton Cinema, Leeds. 
Pavilion, Stanningley. L3eds. 



Capitol, Meanwood, Leeds. 
Headingley Picture House, 

Leeds. 

Hyde Park Picture House.Leeds- 
Castle Cinema, Pickering. 
Crescent Cinema, Leeds. 
Palladium, Ripon. 
Opera House, Ripon. 
Majestic, Driffield. 
Oak House Cinema, Pockling- 
ton. 

Majestic, Howden. 
Brig Cinema, Filey. 



WIGAN ENTERTAIN- 
MENTS CO., LTD., 

36, King Street, Wigan. 
Tel. : Wigan 2835-6. 
Grams. : Worswick, 
Wigan. 

Booktng Man. : F. 
Worswick. 

Embassy, Formby. 
Palace, Hindley. 
Court, Wigan. 
Pavilion, Wigan. 



WIRRAL PICTURE- 
DROMES, LTD., 

Queen's Picturedrome, 
Wallasey. Tel. : 

Wallasey 877. 

Booking Man. : R. P. 
Rutherford. 

Queen's, Ashton-in-Makerfield. 
Queen's, Seacombe, W'allasey. 
Queen's, Walton. 
Queen's, Warrington. 
Queen's Waterloo. 



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Directory of Kinemas — London 

The sound system installed is shown after the name. 
(BTP)— British Talking- Pictures, Ltd. ; (RCA)— RCA Photo- 
phone, Ltd.; (WE) — Western Electric Co., Ltd.; (BA) — 
British Acoustic; (BTH) — British Thomson - Houston. 
Other systems are indicated by name. 

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the 
particulars given in this Directory, but the publishers do 
not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies that 
may occur. 



Acton, w. 

Granada (we), High Street. Phone, Acorn 
4484. — Props., Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 3554. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

Globe Cinema, High Street, W.3. Phone, 
Acorn 1458. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Odeon, King Street. Phone, Acorn 4479. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Savoy (we), Old Oak Road, Shepherd's Bush 
4591. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone: Gerrard 7887. 1,721 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. 



BAKER STREET, N.W. 

Classic Cinema, 100, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone, Welbeck 8836. — Capital and Provin- 
cial News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker Street, 
W.i. Phone : Welbeck 0081. 

Time News Theatre (rca), Baker Street 
Station. Phone, Welbeck 9772. — Mon- 
seigneur News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 141 6. 309 
seats. Prices, is. to 3s. Continuous. Booked 
at Monseigneur, Marble Arch, W.i. 

BALHAM, S.W. 

Picture House (we). Phone, Battersea 0659. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 1,259 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 

Odeon, Cr. Malwood Road and Balham Hill, 
S.W.12. Phone, Battersea 7931. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Cafe. 

Pavilion, Balham High Road. — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 



59, New Oxford, Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4.333. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

BARNES, S.W. 

Plaza (bth). Phone, Riverside 2973.— Prop., 
Plaza (Barnes), Ltd., 8, Stratton Street, 
Piccadilly, London, W.i. Phone : Mayfair 
8961. 550 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Stage, 14 ft. 
deep, four dressing-rooms, cafe. Station, 
Barnes (B.R.). 

BATTERSEA, S.W. 

Super Palace (we), York Road. Phone, 
Battersea 8181. — Props., Supershow (Batter- 
sea), Ltd. 980 seats. Booked at H.O. Contin- 
uous. Three changes weekly. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. 

BAYSWATER, W.2. 

Queens (we). Phone, Bayswater 4149. — 
Props., Associated British' Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 7887. 1,417 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. 

BERMONDSEY, S.E. 

Rialto Cinema (bth), St. James's Road. — Prop., 
Mistlins Theatres (Westcliff -on-Sea), Ltd., 
1 1 3-1 1 7, Wardour Street, London, W.i. 840 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. and is. gd. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 

Troc-Ette, Tower Bridge Road. Phone, 
Hop 1448. — Circuits Management Association, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 

BETHNAL GREEN, E. 

Empire (btp), 62-66, Roman Road. Phone, 
Advance 3746. — Prop., Jayandar Cinemas, 
Ltd. 750 seats. Booked by Manny Jay, 
Wardour Street. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. 

Excelsior Kinema (we), Mansford Street, E.2. 
Phone, Bishopsgate 5060. — Prop., Excelsior 
Hall, Ltd. 661 seats. Continuous. Three 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. Pros- 
cenium width, 12 ft. Station, Bethnal Green. 




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Foresters' 93, Cambridge Road, E.i. Phone, 
Bishopsgate 4061 . — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to ss. 3d. 
(Temporarily closed). 

Museum, Cambridge Road. Phone,- Advance 
4040. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to is. gd. Station, Cambridge 
Heath. 

Rex (we), 281-285, Bethnal Green Road. 
Phone, Bishopsgate 1040. — Props., Essoldo 
Circuit, 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 8863-7. 814 seats. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 7 ft. 6 in. 
Two dressing-rooms. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

BLACKHEATH, S.E. 

Roxy (we), Old Dover Road. Phone, Greenwich 
2977. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.r. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,342 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Cafe. Three dressing rooms. 
BLOOMSBURY, W.C. 

Bloomsbury Super Cinema, Theobald's Road. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed). 
BOW, E. 

Regal. — Prop., Bow Cinemas, Ltd., Duke 
Street House, Duke Street, W.i. Phone, 
Mayfair 7838-9. 
BRIXTON, S.W. 

Astoria. — Stockwell Road, S.W.9. Phone, 
Brixton 5482. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s? 6d. Cafe. 

Clifton (bth), Brixton Hill. Phone, Tulse Hill 
3425. — Props., Clifton Cinema (Brixton Hill). 
Ltd., 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Midland 0283. 998 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, icd. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Brixton, (B.R.). 

Pavilion (btp). Phone, Brixton 1649. — Props., 
Brixton Pavilion, Ltd. 800 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, 6d. to 2s. 

Palladium Cinema (rca). Phone, Brixton 
4663. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,200 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. 

BROGKLEY, S.E. 

Ritz (bth), Coulgate Street. Phone, Tideway 
2095. — Prop., F. E. Lockwood, 348, Brockley 
Road, S.E. 4. 715 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous, three changes weekly. Pro- 
scenium width, 40 ft. Booked at Rivoli 
Cinema, Crofton Park. Station, Brockley 
Cross. 

Rivoli (we), Brockley Road. Phone, Tideway 
2165. — Prop., F. E. Lockwood, 348, Brockley 
Road, S.E. 4. 725 seats. Continuous, two 
changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Booked 
at Hall. Prcscenium width, 30 ft. Station, 
Crofton Park, (B.R.). 

Cameerwell, S.E. 

Coronet (btk), Wells Way. — Props., The Albert 
Graham Productions, Ltd., Broadmead 
House, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone, White- 
hall 1992. 405 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, Den- 
mark Hill (B.R.). 



Golden Domes (we), 28, Denmark Hill, S.E.5. 
Phone, Brixton 2128. — S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris. 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whi. 3242. 765 seats. 

New Grand Hall Cinema (ba), Camberwell 
New Road. Phone, Rodney 4335. — Prop., 
S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir. W. 
Southan Morris, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whi. 3242. 842 seats. 

Odeon, Corner Denmark Hill and Coldharbour 
•Lane, S.E. 5. Phone, Brixton 3590. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Continuous. 

Regal (rca), Corner Medlar Street. Phone, 
Rodney 3666. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,016 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Loughborough Tunction. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

CAMDEN TOWN, N.W. 

Gaumont Palace, Parkway. Phone, Gulliver 
2446. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Continuous. Cafe. Station, Camden Town. 
F.T.S., Ltd., Charing Cross Road. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Plaza, High Street, N.W.i. Phone, Gulliver 
2443.— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333- Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

CANNING TOWN, E. 

Cinema, 317, Barking Road. Phone, Albert 
Dock 1382. — Circuits Management Association 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 

Grand Cinema, Barking Road. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333 i (Closed.) 

New Imperial Cinema (we), Barking Road. 
Phone, Albert Dock 2752.— Prop., Albert 
Dock Theatres, Ltd., 26, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C. 2. Phone, Tern 7201/2. 1,846 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Pictures and Variety. Proscenium 
width, 31 ft. Stage, 13 ft. deep ; 4 dressing- 
rooms. Station, Canning Town (B.R.). 

Odeon, Barking Road. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333- (Closed.) 

CATFORD, S.E. 

Plaza (rca). Phone, Hither Green 3306. — 
Prop., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31. 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Continuous. 1,165 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Catford Bridge (B.R.). 

Queen's Hall (rca), Rushey Green— Circuits 
. Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 9d. 

CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C.2. 

Astoria. Phone, Gerrard 5528— Circuits Man- 
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59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333- Prices, is. gd. to 4s. 6d. 
Continuous. Stage, ft. 

Cameo (we), 35-37, Charing Cross Road. 
Phone, Whitehall 6915-6.— Props., Rialto 
Cinemas, Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W.i. Phone, 
Regent, 1 146. 418 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
is. and is. 9d. Booked at Hall. 

Mon seigneur, Charing Cross. Phone, White- 
hall 1 143. — Props, Monseigneur News Theatres 
Ltd., 147, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Tatler Theatre. Phone, Gerrard 4815. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 4s. 6d. and 5s. 6d. 

CHELSEA, S.W. 

Classic (we), 148, King's Road, S.W.3. Phone, 
Flaxman 4388. — Prop., Lou Morris, 52, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 
1668. Booked at H.O. 380 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. and is. 9d. Proscenium 
width, 20 ft. 

Gaumont Palace, King's Road and Manor 
Street, Chelsea. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe 
attached. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Ritz (we), 279, King's Road, S.W.3. — Phone : 
Flaxman 7488. 1,000 seats. Props., Essoldo 
Circuit. Booked at 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.i. Phone: Gerrard 8863. 

CHINGFORD, E. 

Doric (rca), Station Road, E.4. Phone, 
Silverthorn 1134. — Prop., Norbert Theatres, 
Ltd., 495, Hale End Road, Highams Park, 
E.4. Phone : Larkswood 1888. 600 seats. 
Booked by Props. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 20 ft. 

Odeon, Cherrydown Avenue. Phone, Silver- 
thorn 2210. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

CLAPHAM, S.W. 

Majestic Theatre, High Street, S.W. 4. 
Phone, Macaulay 4048. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Pavilion (we), 33, High Street, S.W.4. Phone, 
Macaulay 1647. — Prop., J. V. Dobbin, 16, 
St. Vincents Road, Westcliff -on-Sea. Phone, 
Southend 2906. 716 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

CLAPHAM JUNCTION, S.W. 

Globe (we), Northcote Road. Phone, Batter- 
sea 6649. — Prop., London and District 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, Clap- 
ham Junction. 

Granada (rca), St. John's Hill. Phone, 
Battersea 7444. — Prop., The Granada Theatres. 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 3554. 



Grand Theatre (we), St. John's Hill, S.W.n. 
— Props., Essoldo Circuit. Booked at 52, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
8863. 1,528 seats. 

Imperial Theatre (we), St. John's Hill, S.W. 11. 
Phone, Battersea 0275. — Prop., Art Cinemas, 
Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 721 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Station, Clapham Junction. 

Shakespeare, Lavender Hill, S.W.n. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

CLAPTON, E. 

Rink Cinema, Lower Clapton Road. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

Kenning Hall, 229, Lower Clapton Road. 
Phone, Amherst 1344. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 3d. Station, Clapton (B.R.). 

Ritz (rca), Lower Clapton Road. Phone, 
Amherst 5295. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London. 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 
1,884 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

COLINDALE, N.W. 

Odeon, Edgware Road. Phone. Colindale 7643. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

COMMERCIAL ROAD, E. 

Palaseum (ba), 226, Commercial Road, E. 
Phone, Stepney Green 4152.— Prop., Associa- 
ated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 919 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Film 
Transport. 

COVENTRY STREET, W.1. 

The Rialto (we). Phone, Gerrard 3488. — 
Props., London Film Productions, Ltd. (Sir 
Alexander Korda). 660 seats. Prices, 3s. 
to 9s. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 

CRICKLEWOOD, N.W. 

Queen's, Phone, Gladstone 5996. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Station, Willesden Green. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Dalston, e. 

Classic (we), High Street, Kingsland. Phone, 
Clissold 6677. — Props., Capital and Provincial 
News Theatres, Ltd., 96-98, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone, Wei. 0081. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Station, 
Dalston Junction (B.R.). 

Odeon, Stamford Road. Phone, Clissold 4649. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Picture House, Dalston Lane, E.8. Phone, 
Clissold 3568. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Station, 
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Plaza (bth), 538-40, Kiagslaad Road, E.8. 
Phone, Clissold 1399. — Prop., Kingsland 
Pictures, Ltd., 31, Stoke Newington Road, 
N.16. Phone, Clissold 1844-5. 9°° seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices is. to 
2s. 3d. Road Transport. 

DEPTFORD, S.E. 

Broadway (btp), Deptford Broadway. Phone, 
Tideway 4386. — Props., The Granada Theatres, 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 3554. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 

Electric Palace (we), High Street. Phone, 
Tideway 1538. — Prop., Midland Super Cine- 
mas, Ltd., Duke Street House, Duke Street, 
W.i. Phone, Mayfair 7838-9. 625 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 50 ft. Station, Deptford High Street. 
(B.R.). 

Odeon, Church Street, and The Broadway. 
■ — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. (Temp, 
closed.) 



Ealing, w. 

Palladium, 22, Broadway, W.5. Phone, 
Ealing 1276. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Stage, 32 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. 
Dance Hall. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Station, Ealing Broadway (B.R.). 

Forum (we), Uxbridge Eoad. Phone, Ealing 
1333. Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. 2,175 seats. Continu- 
ous. Booked at H.O. Station, Ealing Broad- 
way (B.R.) 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Lido (we), Northheld Avenue, West Ealing. 
Phone, Ealing 0934. — Props., D. and S. 
Cinemas, Ltd. 1,402 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Pros- 
cenium width, 30 ft. Stage, 15 ft. deep ; 
two dressing-rooms. Station, West Ealing, 
(B.R.), and Road Transport. 

Odeon, Northfield Avenue. Phone, Ealing 
3939- — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Walpole, Bond Street, W.5. Phone, Ealing 
3396. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

EARLSFIELD, S.W. 

Supershow (we), 47, Garratt Lane, S.W.18. 
Phone, Battersea 1481. | Prop., Supershows 
(Earlsfield), Ltd., 32, York Road, Battersea. 
Phone, Battersea 1810. 800 seats. 

EAST DULWICH, S.E. 

Odeon. Phone, New Cross 2704. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

EAST HAM, E. 

Broadway Cinema (we), High Street South. 
Phone, Grangewood 4924. — S. M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris. 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whi 3242. 746 seats. 



Coliseum, High Street North. — Props., H. and 
G. Enterprises (London), Ltd., Broadmead 
House, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whi. 
1992. (Closed.) 

Granada (we), Barking. Road, E.6. Phone, 
Gra. 3000.— Prop., Denman (London) Cinemas, 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
3554- 

Odeon, Barking Road. Phone, Grangewood 
3559. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Premier Super Cinema, High Street North. 
Phone, Grangewood 0227.— Circuits Manage- 
ment Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

EAST SHEEN, S.W. 

Odeon, Sheen Lane. Phone, Prospect 4123. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Cafe. Station, 
Mortlake (B.R.). 

EDGWARE ROAD, W. 

Blue Hall (we). Phone, Paddington 7188 — 
Prop., Blue Halls, Ltd., 194/6, Edgware 
Road, W.2. 1,200 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Station, 
Edgware Road (Tube). 

Connaught Cinema (rca), 164, Edgware Road, 
W.2. — Prop., Dees Cinemas, Ltd. Phone, 
Pad. 2612. 387 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous ; two changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. by 
18 ft. Phone, Paddington 2612. 

Grand Kinema. Phone, Paddington 6313. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Odeon. Phone, Langham 1014.— Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Cafe. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Royal Cinema (rca). Phone v Amb. 2345. — 
Props., Gillan Corporation, Ltd., 43, Upper 
Berkeley Street, W.i. 420 seats. Prices, is. 
9d. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

EDMONTON, N. 

Empire (we), New Road. Phone, Tottenham 
5200. — Prop., Denman (London)- Cinemas, 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
3554. Continuous. Station, Lower Edmonton. 

Hippodrome (we), Angel Road. Phone, 
Tottenham 1489. — Prop., Mark Fineberg. 
650 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 
Proscenium width, 18 ft. 

Regal, Silver Street. Phone, Tottenham 5222. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe and Dance Hall 
attached. 

ELEPHANT & CASTLE, S.E. 

Elephant and Castle Theatre (we), 26-28, 
New Kent Road, S.E.i. Phone, Rodney 
4968. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,905 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Station, 
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ELEPHANT AND CASTLE— continued. 

Trocadero. Phone, Hop 1344-6. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

ELTHAM, S.E.9. 

Odeok, Well Hall Road, Well Hall. Phone, 
Eltham 3351. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Odeon, Eltham Hill. Phone, Eltham Hill 3767. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London. 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Palace (bth), High Street, S.E.9. Phone, 
Eltham 1311. — Prop., L'nion Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. 1,243 seats. Cafe attached. 
Station, Well Hall, Eltham. 



FlNCHLEY, N. 

Gaumont. — Circuits Management Association, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street. 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. — Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

New Bohemia Cinema, Church End, N.3. 
Phone, Finchley 2300. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Station, Church End (B.R.). 

Odeon, High Street, N.12. Phone, Hillside 
1698. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Rex Cinema (rca), High Road. Phone, Tudor 
2233. — Props., Rex (Finchley), Ltd., 108, 
Great Russell Street, W.C.i. Phone, Museum 
7957- 548 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Contin- 
uous. Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 
25 ft. Station, East Finchley. 

FINSBURY PARK, N. 

Astoria. Phone, Archway 2224. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Station, Finsbury 
Park (B.R.), or Underground. 

Finsbury Park Rink Cinema, Seven Sisters 
Road, N.4., Phone, Stamford Hill 2676 — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

FOREST GATE, E. 

Odeon, Romford Road. Phone, Maryland 4665. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 



FOREST HILL, S.E. 

Astoria Cinema (we), Wastdale Road. S.E. 

Phone, Forest Hill 6264. — Prop., F. E. 

Lockwood, 34S, Brockley Road, S.E.4. 

Phone, Tideway 2165. Booked at Brockle> 

Road. 820 seats. Continuous. Three changes 

weekly. Proscenium width, 35 ft. Prices, is. 

to 2s. 3d. Station, Forest Hill (B.R.). 
Capitol Cinema (we). Phone, Forest Hill 2188. 

■ — Attractive Cinema (Forest Hill), Ltd. 

Controlled by Associated British Cinemas. 

Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 

Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,701 seats. Booked at 

H.O. Continuous. 

FULHAM, S.W. 

Forum Theatre (we), Fulham Road, S.W. 10. 
Phone, Kensington 5234. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,179 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Star Kinema (we), Wandsworth Bridge Road. 
Phone, Fulham 0436. — Props., Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris. 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 3242. 



GoLDERS GREEN, N.W. 

Hippodrome, North End Road, Golders Green. 

Ionic Picture Theatre (bth), Finchley Road. 
N.W.i 1. Phone, Speedwell 1724. — Prop.. 
Ionic Theatre, Ltd., 1,000 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Lido Picture House (we), Golders Green 
Road, N.W.n. Phone, Speedwell 6161. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 1,953 
seats. Cafe. Station, Golders Green (Tube), 
Road Transport. 

Regal, Finchley Road. Phone, Speedwell 
9724.— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Ballroom. 
Station, Golders Green. 

GREAT WINDMILL STREET, W.1. 

Cameo (we). Phone, Gerrard 1653. — Prop., 
P. C. C, Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W. Phone, 
Reg. 1 146. 247 seats. Booked at 199, 
Piccadilly. Continuous. Two changes weekly 
Prices, is. and is. gd. 

GREENWICH, S.E. 

Granada (rca), Trafalgar Road. Phone, 
Greenwich 2772. — Props., The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. 

Hippodrome, 1, Stockwell Street, S.E. 10. (Closed.) 

Odeon, 82, Trafalgar Road, S.E.10. Phone, 
Greenwich 3000. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Station, Maze Hill (B.R.). 

Hackney, e. 

Empress Electric Theatre (rca), Mare Street, 
E.8. Phone, Amherst 2351. — Props., Twen- 
tieth Century Cinemas, Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, London, W.i. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 16 ft. Phone, Gerrard 
8863. 1,050 seats. Continuous daily from 
1 p.m. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. Station, 
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Pavilion", 290, Mare Street, E.8. Phone, 
Amherst 2681. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. 

Odeon, Hackney Road. Phone, Bishopsgate 
5108. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Regal (we), Mare Street. Phone, Amherst 
3036. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,797 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Station, Cambridge Heath or 
Hackney. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

South Hackney Picture House, Well Street, 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

HAMMERSMITH, W. 

Broadway Super Cinema (rg), 8 to 14, Queen 
Caroline Street, W.6. Phone, Riverside 6120. 
— Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
1,172 seats. Booked at H.O. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. Continuous. 

Classic (we), King Street. Phone, Riverside 
3344. — Props., Cinema Centres, Ltd. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at 100, Baker Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Welbeck 0081. Station 
Hammersmith Broadway. 

Commodore (we), King Street (Young's Corner). 
Phone, Riverside 2896. — Controlled by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 2,883 seats. Continuous. Cafe, 
attached. Station, Stamford Brook. Films 
by Transport. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Gaumont, Queen Caroline Street, W.6. Phone, 
Riverside 4081. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Restau- 
rant attached. Station, Hammersmith. Film 
Transport. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Palace, King Street. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. (Closed.) 

Regal (we), King Street. Phone Riverside 
2388. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 2,277 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

HAMPSTEAD, N.W. 

Everyman Theatre (we), Holly Bush Vale, 
N.W. 3. Phone, Hampstead 1525. — Lessee, 
Repertory Entertainments, Ltd., 243 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. 9d. to 3s. 6d. 

Tolmer Cinema (we). — Props., New Tolmer 
(1944), Ltd., Tolmer Square, N.W.i. Booked 
at 137, Mile End Road, E.i. Continuous. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. 

HANWELL, W.7. 

CtJRZON (we), Broadway. Phone, Ealing 1106. 
— Prop., Cherington Entertainments, Ltd., 
975 seats. Continuous. Booked in London. 
Prices, iod. and is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
34 ft. Stage, 30 ft. deep. Phone, Ealing 
1 106. Station, Hanwell, (B.R.). 



HARLESDEN, N.W. 

Coliseum (we), Manor Park Road, N.W. 10. 
Phone, Elgar 4957. — Prop., H. J. Morgen- 
stern, Astoria, Purley, Surrey. 766 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. 9d. Station, Willesden Junction. 

Odeon, Corner of St. Albans Road and Craven 
Park Road. Phone, Elgar 5071. — Circuits 
Management Association', Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Picardy Cinema (rca), High Street, N.W. 10. 
Phone, Elgar 5627. — Prop., N. Essex, 14, 
Roedean Crescent, Roedean, Brighton. Phone, 
Brighton 2349. 600 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 9d. Station, 
Willesden Junction (B.R.), and Film Trans- 
port. 

HARRINGAY.N. 

Coliseum (rca), Green Lanes, N.8. Phone, 
Stamford Hill 2664. — Prop., Mrs. F. Blumen- 
thal and Messrs. B. and H. Harris. 641 seats. 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Proscenium width, 29 ft. Station, 
Harringay. 

Regal Cinema (rca), Frobisher Road, Har- 
ringay. Phone, Mountview 1070. — Props., 
S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., 
W. Southan Morris, Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. 650 seats. 

Ritz, Turnpike Parade. Phone, Bowes Park 
2519. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1,838 seats. 
Booked at H.O. 

HARROW ROAD, W.9. 

Coliseum (rca), 324, Harrow Road. Phone, 
Cunningham 1460. — Prop., Woodfield 
Cinemas, Ltd., 4, Sutherland Avenue, Maida 
Vale, W.9. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, is. and is. 6d. 
800 seats. Station, Royal Oak, (Met.). 

Prince of Wales' Cinema (we). Phone, 
Cunningham 3303. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,570 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, West- 
bourne Park (Met.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aid. 
See page 106 

Regal (rca), 35-51, Harrow Road. Phone, 
Paddington 5901. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,960 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Paddington (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

HAVERSTOCK HILL, N.W.3. 

Odeon. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

HAYMARKET, S.W. 

Carlton Theatre (we). Phone, Whitehall 371 i. 
—Props., The Carlton Theatre Co., Ltd., 166, 
Wardour Street, W.i. 1,128 seats. Prices, 
4s. 6d. to us. 6d. Proscenium width, 37 ft. 
Stage, 70 ft. deep ; 14 dressing-rooms. Tea 
lounge. 

Gaumont. Phone, Whitehall 6655. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 



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HAYMARKET— continued. 

59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 

Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Mats, daily. 

Prices, 3s. to ns. 6d. Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 

See page 106 

HENDON, N.W. 

Ambassador. Phone, Hendon 1137. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. Road Transport. Hendon 
Central Station. 

Classic (we), Belle Vue Road, Brent Street, 
N.W.4. Phone, Hendon 6631. — Props., 
Capital and Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 
100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone, Wei. 0081. 
606 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Two changes weekly. Station, Hendon. 

Odeon, Corner Church Road and Parson 
Street. Phones, Hendon 3535. — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

HERNE HILL, S.E. 

Grand (we), Railton Road, S.E. Phone, Brixton 
3153. — Props., S.M. Associated Cinemas, 
Ltd., Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris, Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street. Phone, Whitehall 
3242. 535 seats. 

HIGHAMS PARK, E. 

Regal Cinema (rca). Phone, Larkswood 1888.— 
Prop., Norbert Theatres and Associated 
Companies. 615 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at Hall. Cafe. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Station, 
Highams Park (B.R.). 



HIGHBURY, N. 

Imperial Picture Theatre, 2, Holloway 
Road, N.7. Phone, North 2887. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Station, High- 
bury (B.R.). 

HIGHGATE, N. 

Electric Palace (we), Highgate Hill, N.19. 
Phone, Archway 1821. — Props., Union Cine- 
mas, Ltd., Managed by Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. 730 
seats. Continuous. 

Empire (we), Holloway Road. Phone, Arch- 
way 2003. — U:uDn Cinemas, Ltd., Managed 
by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
Booked at H.O. 644 seats. Continuous. 

Odeon. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albijn House, 59, New Oxford Street, Lon- 
don, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
(Under construction.) 

HITHER GREEN, S.E. 

Park Cinema (we). — Props., Park Picture 
Theatres, Ltd., 59, Woodland Rise, Muswell 
Hill, N.io. Phone, Tudor 2132. 500 seats. 



Booked at 108, Great Russell Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Museum 7957. Continuous. Three 
changes weekly. Prices, is. to is. 9d. 

HOLLOWAY, N. 

Marlborough, HollowayRoad. Phone, North 
1903. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Regent Cinema, 196, Holloway Road, N.7. — 
(Closed.) 

Savoy (rca), 338, Holloway Road, N.7. Phone, 
North 4470. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,826 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

H0MERT0N, E. 

Castle Cinema (rca), 64, Brooksby's Walk. 
Phone, Amherst 2811. — Props., S.M. Asso- 
ciated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan 
Morris, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 

H0XT0N, N. 

Cinema. Phone, Clerkenwell 5966. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. and is. 6d. 



Islington, n. 

Angel Cinema, 7, High Street, N.i. Phone, 
Terminus 3738. — Circuit Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Ter. 2738. F.T.S. 

Blue Hall, Upper Street, N.i. Phone, Canon- 
bury 3674. — Circuits Management Association, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, 
Angel. 

Carlton Cinema (we). Phone, Canonbury 
2986. — Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
7887. 2,248 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. 

Empire (we). Phone, Terminus 6063. — Prop.' 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31 
Golden Square, W.i. 1,030 seats. Continu- 
ous. Booked at H.O. 

Empress Picture Theatre (we), 83-86, Upper- 
Street, N.i. Phone, Canbury 3520. — Prop., 
A. Cliff. 514 seats. Booked at Hall and at 
Wardour Street. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. 

Odeon, Upper Street, N.i. Phone, Canonbury 
2443. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Victoria Cinema (we), 272-280, New North 
Road, N.i. Phone, Clissold 2206. — Prop., 
Members Cinemas (1943), Ltd., 32, Shaftesbury 



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Avenue, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 9*57- 73* 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
iod. to is. gd. Station, Essex Road. 

Kennington, S.E. 

Granada (we), Kennington Road, S.E., n. 
Phone, Reliance 1394. — Props., The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. 
Booked at H.O. 

KENSAL RISE, N.W. 

Palace (we), Chamberlayne Road, N.W. 10. 
Phone, Ladbroke 3731. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,526 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Odeon, Chamberlayne Road. Phone, Lad- 
broke 3786. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

KENSINGTON, W. 

Odeon, Kensington High Street, W.8. Phone, 
Western 0131. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. 
Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDElNTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

KENTISH TOWN, N.W. 

Court Cinema (rca), Maiden Road, N.W.5. 
Phone, Gulliver 2461.— Prop., M. and J. 
Cinemas, Ltd., 160A, Maiden Road, Kentish 
Town, N.W.5. 446 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 15 ft. 
Station, Kentish Town (B.R.). 

Forum (we). Phone, Gulliver 4221. — Props., 
Associated Cinema Properties, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. 2,158 seats. Continu- 
ous. Booked at H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

Gaisford, Gaisford Street. Phone, Gulliver 
1892. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i.. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Station, Kentish 
Town. 

Gaumont, Kentish Town Road, N.W.5. Phone, 
Gulliver 3g43- — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, 
Kentish Town. 

KILBURN, N.W. 

Envoy Cinema (ba), 405, Kilburn High Road, 
N.W. Phone, Maida Vale 6767. — Props., 
Kilburn Envoy, Ltd., 338 seats. Prices, 

• is. 6d. to 3s. Continuous. 

Grange. Cinema, High Road, N.W.6. Phone, 
Maida Vale 1664. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd. Albion House, sg, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 



Gaumont State. Phone, Maida Vale 8081. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., Albion 
House, sg, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

KINGSBURY, N.W. 

Odeon (bth) Kingsbury Road, N.W.9. Phone, 
Colindale 8237. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

KING'S CROSS, N. 

King's Cross Cinema (baf), Pentonville Road, 
N.i. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Station, King's Cross. 

Mayfair Cinema (we), Caledonian Road, N.7. 
Phone, North 3100. — Prop., Sol. Sheckman, 
42, Westgate Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
1,836 seats. Prices, iod., to 2s. 3d. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe and Dance 
Hall. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Regent Theatre (we). Phone, Terminus 
6331. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,188 seats. Continu- 
ous. Phone, Terminus 6321. Booked at 
H.O. 

KINGSWAY, W.C. 

Stoll Theatre (we). — Prop., Stoll Theatre, 
Kingsway, Ltd., Stoll Offices, Coliseum 
Buildings, W.C.2. 2,374 seats. 



Lee, s.e. 

Savoy Cinema (we), Lee Green. Phone, Lee 
Green 0848. — Props., Members Cinemas (1943), 
Ltd., 32, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 9157. 780 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Station, Lewisham Junction. 



LEICESTER SQUARE, W.C.2. 

Empire Theatre (we), Leicester Square, 
W.C. 2. Phone, Gerrard 1234'. — Props., The 
New Empire, Ltd. 3,09g seats. Prices, 3s. 
to ns. 6d. Continuous. 

Leicester Square Theatre. Phone, Whitehall 
5252. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Continuous. 
Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Monseigneur. Phone, Gerrard 2001. — Mon- 
seigneur News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 141 6. 

Odeon. Phone, Whitehall 6111. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Cafe. 

Ritz (we).— Lessees, The New Empire, Ltd. 
432 seats. Prices, 3s. to 11s. 6d. Phone : 
Gerrard 1234. 



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LEICESTER SQUARE— continued. 

Warner Theatre (rca), Cranbourn Street. 
Leicester Square, W.C.2. Phone, Gerrard 
3423. — Props., Warner Theatre, Ltd., 135- 
141, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
5600. Continuous. 1,735 seats. Prices, 3s. 
to us. 6d. Proscenium width, 40 ft. One 
dressing-room. Tea lounge. 

LEWISH AM, S.E. 

Gaumont Palace, Loampit Vale, S.E.13. 
Phone, Lee Green 5938. — Circuit Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- — Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Cafe. Phone, Station, Lewisham Junction 
(B.R.). 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Prince of Wales' (we), 210, High Street. 
Phone, Lee Green 0609. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,347 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Lewisham Junction. 

LEYTON, E. 

Astoria Cinema, 80, High Road, Leyton, E.15. 
— Prop., Harry Madenburgh. Phone, Mary- 
land 1941. Station, Leyton. (Closed.). 

King's Cinema (we), High Road. Phone, 
Leytonstone 3522. — Prop., Amusements (Ley- 
ton), Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, London, W.i. 
Phone, Regent 1146. 965 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Picture House (rca), High Road. Phone, 
Leytonstone 4591. — Prop., Essoldo Circuit 
(Control), Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 8863. 610 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Leyton (B.R.). 

Plaza (rca), Hoe Street. Phone, Leytonstone 
2703. — Props., Amusement (Leyton), Ltd., 
199, Piccadilly, W.i. Phone, Regent 1146. 
830 seats. Prices, is. to is. 6d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Hoe Street (B.R.). 

Ritz (rca), High Road. Phone, Leyton 3796. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 2,370 seats. Continuous. Booked at 

H. O. Station, Leyton (B.R.) and London and 
Southend F.T. Co. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Savoy, Lea Bridge Road. Phone, Leytonstone 
3211. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

LEYTONSTONE, E. 

Academy Cinema (rca), Harrow Green. Phone, 
Mar. 1817. Props., H. and G. Enterprises 
(London), Ltd., 21, Panton Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 1992. Booked at H.O. 

I, 180 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Station, Leytonstone. 

Plaza. 

Rex (we), High Road. Phone, Leytonstone 
2309. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 



Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,952 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Proscenium width. 42 ft. 
Station, Levtonstone (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Rialto (we), High Road, and Kirkdale Road 
E. Phone, Leytonstone 1425. — Prop., Denman 
(London) Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

State, High Road. Phone, Leytonstone 3523. — 
Props., H. & G. Enterprises (London), Ltd., 
Broadmead House, Panton Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 1992. 



MaIDA VALE, W.9. 

Picture House. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed.) 

MANOR PARK, E. 

Coliseum (we), Romford Road, E. — Props., 
S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., 
W. Southan Morris. Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whi 3242. 

Coronation Cinema (we), High Street North 
E.12. Phone, Grangewood 0357. — Prop. 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,920 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Station, Manor Park (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

MARBLE ARCH, W. 

Marble Arch Pavilion, 531, Oxford Street, 
W.i. Phone, Mayfair 5112. — Circuits Manage- 
ment Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59 
New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 2s. 3d. to 5s. 6d. 
Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Monseigneur (rca). Phone, Mayfair 6396/ — 
Monseigneur News Theatre Circuit, 147, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1416. 
Continuous. Prices, is. gd. to 3s. Booked 
at Hall. Cafe attached. 

Odeon. Phone, Paddington Son. — Circuits- 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4.333 Cafe. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

MAYFAIR, W. 

Curzon Cinema (rca), Curzon Street. Phone, 
Grosvenor 3737. — Props., G.C.T. (Mavfair), 
Ltd., 8, Chesterfield Street, Piccadilly. 
Phone, Mayfair 8961. 500 seats. Prices, 
4s. 6d. to us. 6d. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 33 ft. 

MILE END, E. 

Empire Cinema (we . Phone, Stepney Green 
2041. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 



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Gerrard 7887. Continuous. i,974 seats. 
Booked at H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Odeon, Mile End Road. Phone, Advance 2034. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

People's Palace (bth), Mile End Road, E.i. — 
Props, The Governors of The People's Palace. 
1,600 seats. Prices, 6d. to 5s. Only used at 
present for special film presentations. Width 
of proscenium, 46 ft. Stage, 32 ft. Seven 
dressing-rooms. Cafe and Dance Hall. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

Vogue Cinema. — Props., Capitol and Provincial 
News Theatre, 100, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone, Welbeck 6081 (Closed.) 

MILL HILL, N.W.7. 

Capitol.— Lion Cinematograph Co., Ltd. 
Booked at 43, Whitcomb Street, W.C.2. 
Continuous. 

MUSWELL HILL, N.10. 

Odeon, Muswell Hill Road. Phone, Tudor 1001. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Ritz (rca). Phone, Tudor 6018. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,992 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Muswell Hill. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 



Neasden, N.W. 

Ritz (we). Phone, Gladstone 1124. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Continuous. 1,872 seats. Booked at 
H.O. 

NEW CROSS, S.E. 

Kinema. Phone, Tideway 1336. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Dance Hall and Cafe. Continuous. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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NEW SOUTHGATE, N. 

Coronation Cinema (we), High Road, N.11. 
Phone, Enterprise 1084. — Prop., Maybert 
Theatres, Ltd. 845 seats. Booked at 32, 
York Road, S.W.11. Continuous. Prices, 
gd. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 28 ft. 
Stage, 7 ft. Three dressing-rooms. 

Ritz (we), Bowes Road. Phone, Bowes Park, 
4163. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1,870 
seats. Booked at H.O. 



NORBURY, S.W.16. 

Rex (rca). Phone, Pollards 4324. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887, 
1,506 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Norbury. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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NORTH KENSINGTON, W.11. 

Royalty Cinema (rca), 105-9, Lancaster 
Road, W.n. Phone, Park 6714. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,288 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Film Transport. 



NORWOOD, S.E. 

Albany Cinema (we), Upper Norwood. — Prop., 
Excelsior Super Cinemas, Ltd., Walmar 
House, 288, Regent Street, W.i. Phone, 
Langham 2677. 970 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

Astoria Cinema (rca), High Street, S.E. 25. 
Phone, Livingstone 2644. — Prop., Rosette 
Lever, Regency House, Warwick Street, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 21 18. 750 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Station, Norwood 
Junction. 

Central Cinema (Ernemann), Portland Road, 
South Norwood. Phone, Add. 2118. — Prop., 
Miss R. Lever, Regency House, Warwick 
Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 21 z 8. 529 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width, 21ft. Station, Norwood Junction. 

Odeon Theatre, Station Road, S.E. 25. Phone, 
Livingstone 1440. — Circuits Management As- 
sociation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. 

Regal (we). Phone, Gipsy Hill 141 1. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Station, West Norwood. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Rialto (we), Upper Norwood. Phone, Living- 
stone 2244. — Prop., Excelsior, Super Cinemas, 
Ltd., Walmar House, 288, Regent Street 
W.i. 1,450 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Cafe attached. 
Station, Crystal Palace (B.R.). 

Royal (Kine Technic Services, Ltd.). — Props., 
C.M.H. Cinemas, Ltd., 76, Knight's Hill, S.E. 
303 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, is. to is. gd. 
Proscenium width, 16 ft. 



NOTTING HILL, W. 

Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill Gate, W.n. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 3s. 6d. 

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NOTTING HILL— continued. 

Embassy Cinema (bth), Notting Hill. Phone, 
Park 5750. Props., Capital and Provincial 
News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone, Welbeck 0081-4. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is., before 5 p.m. ; 
after 5 p.m., is. gd. 320 seats. Films' by 
F.T.S. Station, Notting Hill, Central London. 

Imperial Playhouse (rca), Portobello Road, 
Notting Hill, W.11.— Prop., H. and G. 
Enterprises (London), Ltd., Broadmead House, 
Panton Street, S.W.i. 550 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. 
Film Transport. 



O-D FORD, E. 

The Ritz (kamm), St. Stephen's Road, E.3. 
Phone, Advance 1977. — Prop., Francis- 
Russell Entertainments, Ltd., 6, Station 
Parade, S.W.12. Continuous. Prices, iod. 
to is. iod. Booked at H.O. Transport. 
Bow Road. 



OLD KENT ROAD, S.E. 

Astoria. Phone, New Cross 1527. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street. London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Cafe. 

Globe Electric Theatre (we). Phone, Ber- 
mondsey 3120. — Prop., Globe Electric Thea- 
tres, Ltd., 59-61, Old Kent Road, S.E.i. 
1,240 seats. Booked at G.B. Continuous. 
Stage, 16 ft. deep ; three dressing-rooms. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, Elephant. 

Picture House, 42-44, Old Kent Road, S.E.i. 
Phone, Rodney 3459. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Regal (we). Phone, New Cross 2784. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone. Gerrard 7887. 
2,485 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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OXFORD STREET, W.I. 

Academy Cinema (we), 165, Oxford Street. 
Phone, Gerrard g425-7 — Props.,. Academy 
Cinema, Ltd., 167, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 2g8i. 528 seats. Prices, 
2s. gd. to us. 6d. Continuous. Booked 
through H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Studio One (we). — Props., Amalgamated Pic- 
ture Theatres, Ltd., 225, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3300. 600 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, 2s. 3d. to 8s. 6d. Cafe 
attached. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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studio Two (we). — Props., Amalgamated Pic- 
ture Theatres, Ltd., 225, Oxford Street, W.i. 



Phone, Gerrard 3300. 370 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Price, is. Cafe 
attached. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Paddington, w. 

World's News Theatre (rca), 5, Praed Street. 
Phone, Paddington 5716. — Props.. Capital and 
Provincial News Theatres, Lt~d., 100, Baker 
Street, London, W.i. Phone, Welbeck 
0081. 440 seats. Price, is. Station, Pad- 
dington (B.R.) ; Praed Street. Tube and 
Met. 



PALMER'S GREEN, N. 

Palmadium [we), Palmer's Green, N.13. Phone ' 
Palmer's Green 0700. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Station, Palmer's Green. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Queen's Hall Cinema (rca), Green Lanes. 

~ Phone, Palmer's Green 0860. — Props., Moss 
Harris. 1,050 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Station, 
Palmer's Green (B.R.). 

PARK ROYAL. 

Odeon, Western Avenue. Phone, Perivale 
1726. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, sg, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, Park 
Royal (Tube). . 



PECKH AM, S.E. 

Gaumont Palace. High Street. Phone, New 
Cross 1302. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Odeon, High Street. Phone, New Cross 1722. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Tower Cinema, 116, Rye Lane, S.E. 15. Phone, 
New Cross 2527. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Station, Peckham Rye. 

Tower Annexe Cinema, Rye Lane, S.E. 15. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, sg, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333- (Closed.) 

PENGE, S.E. 

King's Hall, High Street, S.E. 20. Phone; 
Sydenham i5g6. — Circuits Management Asso- 



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ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.I. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. — 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. ' 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Odeon, High Street. Phone, Sydenham 5694. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Station, Kent House 
(B.R.). 



PICCADILLY CIRCUS, W.1. 

Eros News Theatre. — Capital and Provincial 
News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone, Welbeck 008 1 . 

London 7 Pavilion (we), 3, Piccadilly, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 2982. — Prop., United Artists 
Corporation, Ltd., Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 5084. 1,217 
seats. Continuous. Prices, 3s. to 11s. 6d. 
Cafe attached. 

Monseigneur News Theatre (we). Phone, 
Regent 1449. — Monseigneur News Theatre 
Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 1416. 280 seats. Booked at Mon- 
seigneur News Theatre, Marble Arch, W.i. 
Price, is. ad. Cafe attached. 

Plaza Theatre (we). Phone, Whitehall 8944. 
Prop., Plaza Theatre Co., Ltd. 1,902 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, before 1 p.m. 3s. to 9s. ; 
after 1 p.m., 4s. 6d. to us. 6d. Stage. Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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PLAISTOW, E. 

Greengate. Phone, Grangewood 5253. — Props., 
Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326, Cheetham Hill 
. Road, Manchester. Phone, Collyhurst 2133. 
550 seats. Booked at H.O. 



PLUMSTEAD, S.E. 

Globe (we), 113, Plumstead Common Road, 
S.E. 18. Phone, Woolwich 2143. — Props., 
H. and G. Enterprises (London), Ltd., 
21, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 
1992. 663 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Station, Woolwich. 

Kinema (rca), High Street, S.E. 18. Phone, 
Woolwich 0524. — Prop., Denman (London) 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Continuous. Station, 
Plumstead (B.R.). 

Plaza (we), 144, High Street. Phone, Wool- 
wich 0521. — Prop., London and District 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Station, 
Plumstead (B.R.). 



POPLAR, E. 

New Pavilion (we), East India Dock Road, 
E. Phone, East 2748. — Props., New Pavilion 



(Poplar), Ltd., 26, Charing Cross Road, W.C.2 . 
Phone, Temple Bar 7201-2. 1,478 seats. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
rs. to 2s. gd. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Poplar and F.T.S. 



PUTNEY, S.W. 

Globe Ktnema (we), 169-171, Upper Richmond 
Road. Phone, Putney C032. — Prop., R. 
T. Davies. 380 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous, Stage. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Station, Putney (B.R.). 

Putney Bridge Kinema, Putney Bridge 
Approach, S.W.6. — Circuit Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. (Closed.). 

Hippodrome, Felsham Road. Phone, Putney 
2738. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Palace, High Street. Phone, Putney 4756. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Regal (we), High Street. Phone, Putney 3730. 
— Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 



W.i. Phone, 
2,540 seats, 



30 and 31, Golden Square 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous 
booked at H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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KEGENT STREET, W.1. 

New Gallery Kinema. Phone, Regent 2255. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd.. 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i, 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Cameo (we), Regent Street, W.i. Phone, 
Langham 1744. — Props., Rialto Cinemas, 
Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W.i. Phone, Regent 
1 146. 619 seats. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Booked at H.O. Prices, is. and is. 9d. 



OHAFTESBURY AVENUE, W.I. 

Palace Theatre (we). Phone, Gerrard 6834. — 
Props., London Palace (192 1), Ltd. Three 
shows daily, while showing films.' 1,350 seats. 
Prices, 3s. to 16s. Proscenium width, 42 ft. 



SHEPHERD'S BUSH, W. 

Palladium (we), 57A, Shepherd's Bush Green, 
W.12. Phone, Shepherd's Bush 1646. — Props. ; 
S.M. Associated Cinemas,' Ltd. Man. Dir., W. 



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SHEPHERL'S BUSH— continued. 

Southan Morris. Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, S.W.i. Phone, -Whitehall 3242. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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SOUTHFIELDS, S.W. 

Plaza (rca), Wimbledon Park Road. — Props., 
S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., 
W. Southan Morris. Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 



SOUTHGATE, N.14. 

Odeon, The Bourne, Old Southgate. Phone, 
Palmers Green 5893. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Cafe. 



STAMFORD HILL, E. 

Super Cinema (ba), Clapton Common. Phone, 
Stamford Hill 6032. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. 1,780 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Station, Stamford Hill (B.R.). 



STAMFORD HILL, N. 

Mayfair Cinema (bth), High Road. Phone, 
Stamford Hill 1721. — Prop., A. Goldstine, 
230, Whitechapel Road, E.i. Phone, Bishops- 
gate 7287. 500 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at Hall. Station, 
Stamford Hill (B.R.). 

Regent Theatre. Phone, Stamford Hill 
1504. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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STEPNEY, E. 

Mayfair, Brick Lane. Phone, Bishopsgate 
6000. — Circuits Management Association,Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Palaceadium (we), 137A, Whitehorse Road, 
Stepney. E.i. Phone, Stepney Green 1145. — 
Prop., Ben Hur, 46, Preston Drive, Wanstead, 
E.n. Phone, Wanstead 6482. 540 seats. 
Prices, gd. to is. 9d. Continuous. Booked at 
Hall. Station, Stepney (B.R.). 

Popular Cinema (ba), 516, Commercial Road, 
E.i. Phone, Stepney Green 1331. — Prop., 
H. & G. (Stepney), Ltd., 111, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 3202. Booked 
at H.O. 545 seats. Continuous. Three 
changes weekly. Prices 7d. to is. 6d. 

Stepney Central Hall (Kalee), 583, Com^ 
mercial Road, E.i. Phone, Stepney Green 
3366. — Prop., Rev. Ronald F. W. Bollon, 
East-End Mission, 583, Commercial Road, 
E.i. 1,000 seats. 



Troxy, Commercial Road. Phone, Stepney 
Green 4216. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Station, 
Stepney (B.R.). 



STOCKWELL, S.W. 

Ritz Cinema (rca), 211, Clapham Road, S.W.9. 
Phone, Brixton 2513. — Prop., Lou Morris, 
52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 1668. 600 seats. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Price, is. and is. 6d. Booked 
at H.O. 



STOKE NEWINGTON, N.16. 

Albion Cinema, 4, Albion Parade. Phone, 
Clissold 3833. — Prop., E. W. Druce. 450 
seats. 



Alexandra Theatre (we). Phone, Clissold 
1156. — -Prop., Harry Dubens. 1,462 seats. 

Ambassadors (we). Phone, Clissold 5251. — 
Stoke Newington Road, N.16. Prop., Erles- 
mere Cinemas, Ltd., 150, Regent Street, W.i. 
1,180 seats. Continuous. Prices, 9d. to is. 6d. 

Coliseum (bth), Stoke Newington Road, N.16. 
Phone, Clissold 1844. — Prop., Kingsland 
Pictures, Ltd., 31, Stoke Newington Road, 
N.16. 600 seats. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Films by Road Transport. 

Savoy (we). Phone, Clissold 2415. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7788. 
1,892 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Vogue Cinema (bth), High Street, N.16. 
Phone, Clissold 3322. — Props.,' Capital and 
Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker 
Street, W.i. Phone, Welbeck 0081-3. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous pictures. Two changes 
weekly. 



STRAND, W.C.2. 

Monseigneur News Theatre (rca). Phone, 
Temple Bar 3648. — J. Davis, 147, Wardour 
Street. W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1416. 284 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. and is. gd. 

News Theatre (ba), Agar Street. Phone, 
Temple Bar 9686. — Props., Capital and 
Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., ioo, Baker 
Street, W.i. Phone, Welbeck 0081. 200 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. and is. gd. Booked 
at H.O. Station, Charing Cross (B.R.). 

Tivoli Theatre, Strand. Phone, Temple Bar 
5625. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd. 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 2s. 3d. to 9s. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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STRATFORD, E. 

Broadway Super Cinema, Tramway Avenue. 
Phone, Maryland 2186. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Cafe. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Imperial Playhouse.— Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. (Closed.) 

Kinema (ba), West Ham Lane, E.15. Phone, 
Maryland 1208. — Prop., Denman (London 
Cinemas), Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3554. Continuous. 

Rex (rca), High Street. Phone, Maryland 
2022. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1898 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

STREATHAM, S.W. 

Astoria. Phone, Streatham 8610. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Station, Streatham 
Hill (B.R.). 

Gaumokt Palace (ba), Streatham Hill. Phone, 
Tulse Hill 5251. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed.) 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Regal (rca). Phone, Streatham 1928. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 
7887. Continuous. 1,968 seats. Booked at 
H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 



I EMPLE FORTUNE, N.W.11. 

Odeon, Finchley Road. Phone, Speedwell 
9741. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333- Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 



TOOTING, S.W. 

Astoria (we), Mitcham Road. — Props., S.M., 
Associated Cinemas, Ltd., Man. Dir., W. 
Southan Morris, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, S.W.i. Phone, Whi. 3242. 

Classic. — Capital and Provincial News Theatres, 
Ltd., 100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone, 
Welbeck -0081-3. 

Granada (we), 58, Mitcham Road. Phone, 
Balham 6601. — Props., The Granada Theatres, 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 3554. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Cafe attached. Booked at H.O" 
Films per F.T.S. 

Mayfair (we). Phone, Streatham 1000. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 1839 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Vogue Cinema (bth), i6a, High Street. Phone, 
Balham 6788. — Props., Capital and Provincial 
News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Wei. 0081. 469 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Price, is. 
Stations, Balham and Tooting (B.R.). 



TOTTENHAM, N. 

Bruce Grove Cinema (we). Phone, Tottenham 
3232. — Prop., Tottenham Cinema and Enter- 
tainment Co., Ltd., 1,791 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Proscenium width, 45 ft. Dance Hall and 
Cafe attached. Road Transport. 



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SWISS COTTAGE, N.W.3. 

Odeon, Finchley Road and Avenue Road. 
Phone, Primrose 5905. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 



SYDENHAM, S.E. 

Naborhood. — Props., Marks Circuit Cinemas, 
326, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. 
Phone, Collyhurst 2133. (Closed.) 

State Cinema (we), Sydenham, S.E. 26. Phone, 
Sydenham 8696. — Prop., Excelsior Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., Walmer House, 288, Regent 
Street, W.i. Phone, Langham 2677. 1,428 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Film Transport. 

Sydenham Rink Cinema. Silverdale, S.E. 26. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 



Corner (rca), Seven Sisters Corner. Phone, 
Stamford Hill 2746. — Prop., Davies Cinemas, 
Ltd., 26-27, D'Arblay Street, W.i. 493 
seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, gd. to is. 9d. Booked at H.O. 

Florida (we), 678, High Road, N.17. Phone, 
Tottenham 1724. — Prop., Davies Cinemas, 
Ltd., 26-27, D'Arblay Street, W.i. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Imperial Cinema (we), West Green . Road. 
Phone, Bowes Park, 2394.— Prop. Sol. 
Sheckman, 42, Westgate Road, Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. 472 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, gd. 
to is. gd. 

Palace, High Road. Phone, Tottenham 2141. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 



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TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, W. 

Berkeley (we), 30, Tottenham Court Road. 
Phone, Museum 8150. — Props., Carlton and 
Majestic Cinemas and Dance Halls, Ltd. 
602 seats. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 
Prices, is. gd. to 4s. 6d. 

Dominion Theatre. Phone, Museum 2176. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. gd. to 5s. 6d. Cafe attached. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

La Continentale (we), 36, Tottenham Court 
Road. Phone, Museum 4193. — Props., Carlton 
and Majestic Cinemas and Dance Halls, Ltd. 
638 seats. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 20 ft. Prices, 2s. 6d. to 
5.s. 6d. 

Odeon. Phone, Euston 4175- — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 9<i 
to 4s. 6d. Cafe. Phone, Euston 4175. 

Sphere News Theatre (rca). — Monseigneur 
News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1416. (Closed.) 



Victoria, s.w. 

Biograph Cinema (we), 47, Wilton Road, 
S.W.i. Phone, Victoria 1624. — Props., Wil- 
ton Cinema, Ltd., 9, Idol Lane, Eastcheap, 
E.C.3. Phone, Mansion House, 6947. 700 
seats. Booked at 111, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 32 ft. 
Stage, 20 ft. deep. Station, Victoria. 

Cameo (we), Victoria Street. Phone, Victoria 
6588. — Props., Clavering and Rose (Victoria), 
Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, London, W.i. Phone, 
Regent 1146. 640 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to is. 9d. Pros- 
cenium width, approx. 35 ft. 

Metropole. Phone, Victoria 4673. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. gd. to 
4s. 6d. Restaurant. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

New Victoria. Phone, Victoria 2544. — Cir- 
cuits Management Association, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. gd. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Victoria Station News Theatre (bth), 
Buckingham Palace Road, S.W.i. — Props., 
Capital and Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 
100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone, Welbeck 
0081. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 



Walham green, S.W. 

Broadway (we), Station Approach, S.W.6. 
Phone, Fulham 6336. — Props., Clifton Cinema 
(Walham Green), Ltd., 6, Corporation Street, 
Birmingham. 816 seats. Prices, iod. to 
is. gd. Continuous daily from 1.30 p.m. 
Suns, from 4.30 p.m. Booked at H.O. 
F.T.S. 

Granville Theatre. Phone, Fulham 3447. — 
Prop., A. A. Shenburn, The Broadway, 
Walham Green. 

Red Hall Picture Palace, Vanston Place. 
Phone, Fulham 4181. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Station, Walham Green (Tube). 

Regal (rca). Phone, Fulham 6050. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
i,92g seats. Station, Walham Green. 



WALTHAMSTOW, E. 

Carlton Cinema (we), High Street, E.17. 
Phone, Larkswood 3582. — Prop., T. H. F. 
Theatres, Ltd., 52, Dean Street, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 8802. 1,406 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. One change weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. 

Crown Cinema. — (Closed). 

Dominion (we), Buxton Road. Phone, Larks- 
wood 4410. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
1,685 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Two dressing-rooms. Phone, Larkswood 4410. 

Empire (rca), Bell Corner. — Props., Amuse- 
ments (Leyton), Ltd., igg, Piccadilly, W.i. 
880 seats. Prices, is. to is. 6d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Hoe Street Station. 

Granada (we), Hoe Street. Phone, Larkswood 
3177. — Props., The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 
36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
3554. Restaurant attached. 



WANDSWORTH, S.W. 

Palace, High Street. Phone, Battersea 4507. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 

Savoy (we), York Road. Phone, Battersea 
2801. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 2,162 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Two dressing-rooms. 



WANSTEAD, E. 

Kinema (bth), High Street. Phone, Wanstead 
4264. — Props., Mark Fineberg. 500 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Booked 
at Hall. Station, Snaresbrook. 



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WATERLOO, S.E. 

News Theatre (bth), Waterloo Station. 
Phone, Waterloo 4323. — Prop., Capital and 
Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 100, Baker 
Street,' W.i. Phone, Welbeck 0081. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Proscenium width, 
24 ft. 



WESTBOURNE GROVE, W. 

Odeon. — Circuits Management Association,Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. (Under 
reconstruction.) 

Roxy (we), 90-92, Westbourne Grove, W.2. — 
Phone, Bay 2345. — Prop., Deo Securities, 
Ltd., 43, Upper Berkeley Street, W. Phone, 
Amb. 1544. 330 seats. Booked at H.O. 



WILLESDEN, N.W. 

Granada (we), Church Road, N.W.— Phone, 
Willesden 2917. — Prop., Denman (London) 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. 

Savoy Cinema (rca), 298, High Road. Phone, 
Willesden 0288.— Prop., H. and G. Enterprises 
(London), Ltd., 21, Panton Street, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 1992. 357 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. 



WIMBLEDON, S.W. 

Elite (we), Merton Road, S.W. 19. Phone, 
Liberty 2082. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
1,288 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

King's Palace Cinema, The Broadway. Phone, 
Liberty 4711. — Prop., V. Beecham. 750 seats. 
Prices, is. to is. gd. Continuous. Booked at 
Hall. 

Odeon, Worple Road. Phone, Wimbledon 
4577. — Circuits Management Association,Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Regal, The Broadway. Phone, Liberty 2277. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 4s. 6d. Cafe. 

Town Hall Kinema. — Prop., Wimbledon 
Borough Council. Phone, Wimbledon 6263. 
1,394 seats. Proscenium width, 35 ft. Stage, 
35 ft. deep by 25 ft. ; six dressing-rooms. 



WINCHMORE HILL, N. 

Capitol (we). Phone, Laburnum 1582. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,929 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Cafe. Road Transport. 



WOODFORD, E. 

Majestic (rca). Phone, Wanstead 3463. — 
1,728 seats. Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 106 

Plaza Cinema (bth), George Lane. Phone, 
Wanstead 0788. — Prop., F. Okin, Astoria, 
Boscombe, Hants. Phone, Southbourne 1425. 
612 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, George Lane, 
South Woodford. 



WOOD GREEN, N. 

Gaumont Palace. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Cafe. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Rex Cinema (rca), Station Road. Phone, 
Bowes Park, i860. Props., S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris. 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 700 seats. 



WOOLWICH, S.E. 

Cinema (we), Beresford Square. Phone, 
Woolwich 0225. — Prop., H. P. Selwyn. goo 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 6d. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 
Station, Woolwich Arsenal (B.R.). 

Granada (rca), Powis Street. Phone, Woolwich 
2678. Cafe attached. Props., The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. 

Odeon. Phone, Woolwich 2255. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
5g, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Palace, New Road.— Prop., S. J. Huff (Closed). 

Premier Electric Theatre, Powis Street. 
(Closed.) 



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AbERBARGOED (Most.)— Pop. 6,000. 

Roy's Kinema (Kamm), Commercial Street. — 
Prop., Brynell, Ltd. Phone. Newport 4716. — ■ 
242 seats. Prices gd. to is. 6d. Once nightly. 
Booked at Cardiff. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Dance hall attached. Station, Bargoed 
(B.R.). Film Trailers by F.T.S. 

ABERCARN (MoN.), Pop. 20,122. 

Cinema. — Phone, 46. Prop., Mrs. E. A. Jones, 
" The Firs," Abercarn, Phone 32. 

ABERGAVENNY (Mon.), Pop. 8,870. 
Coliseum (we), Lion Street. Phone, Aber- 
gavenny 33. — Props., Abergavenny Coliseum 
Co., Ltd. 688 seats. Booked at Cardiff. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Pros- 
cenium width, 25 ft. Station, Abergavennv 
(B.R.). 

Pavilion" (we), Monk Street. Phone, Aber- 
gavenny 33. — Props., Abergavenny Coliseum 
Co., Ltd., Lion Street. 556 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 6d. Continuous. Booked at 
Cardiff. Station, Abergavenny (B.R.). 

ABERSYCHAN (Mon ), Pop. 25,627. 

Capitol (ba) (late Empire). Phone, Pontypool 
24. — Prop., Pontvpool Theatres, Ltd., Deau- 
ville, Rumney Hill, Cardiff. Phone, St. 
Mellons, 341. 338 seats. Booked at H.O., 
Cardiff. Continuous.' Prices, gd. to is. 6d. 
Station, Abersychan (B.R.). 

ABERTILLERY (Mon.), Pop. 31,799. 

Empress Cinema (Sound, Ltd.). — Prop., Aber- 
tillery Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 
955 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Gaiety (Sound, Ltd.). — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatfes, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 1,200 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Abertillery 3. Station, Abertillery (B.R.). 

Metropole (Kamm). — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillerv. 800 
seats. Booked at H.O. (Closed). 

Palace (Sound, Ltd.). — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatres, Ltd. Booked at H.O. 1,263 seats. 

Pavilion Theatre (Sound, Ltd.). Phone, 
Abertillery 3. — Prop., Abertillery Theatres, 
Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery*. 974 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Station, Abertillery. 

ABINGDON (Berks), Pop. 7,240. 
Regal (rca). Phone, Abingdon 322. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 893 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

ACCRINGTON (Lancs), Pop. 42,973. 

Empire (we), Edgar Street. Phone, Accring- 

ton 2350. — Prop., Victory Theatres, Ltd. 

Gen. Man., Arthur Peel. 728 seats. Three 

shows daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Station, 

Accrington (B.R.). 
King's Hall (G-B Kalee), Whalley Road. Phone, 

Accrington 2431. Prop., John Hamer. 

426 seats. Two shows nightly. Mat., Sat. 

Prices, 7d. and 9d. Two changes weekly. 
Palace (we). — Prop., Victory Theatres 

(Accrington), Ltd. 803 seats. Three shows 

daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 



Princes Theatre (we), Edgar Street. Phone, 
Accrington 2701. — Prop., Victory Theatres, 
Ltd. Gen. Man., Arthur Peel. 840 seats. 
Three shows daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 

Odeon, Broadway. Phone, Accrington 3231. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd,, 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 6d. Continuous. Cafe. 

Ritz (btp). Phone, Accrington 2464. — Prop., 
Wilson and Barlow, Church Street, Accrington. 
775 seats. Booked at Commercial Works, 
Church, near Accrington. Phone, 2576. 
Twice nightly. Prices, 7d. to 9d. Pros- 
cenium width, 17 ft. Cafe. Station, Accring- 
ton (B.R.). 

ADDLESTONE (Surrey), Pop. 8,098. 
Plaza (we), Station Road. Phone, Weybridge 
I373-- — Props., Southern Cinemas, Ltd., 4, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 5316. 
314 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous 
from 4.30 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Station, Addlestone '(B.R.). 

ADLINGTON (Lancs), Pop. 4,179. 
Rex (we), Railway Road. Phone, Adlington 
320. — Prop., Rex Theatres (Bolton). 400 
seats. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Mon. to Fri. 
at 7.30 p.m. Three shows Sat. Three 
changes weekly. Booked at Hall. Station, 
Adlington (B.R.). 

ALCESTER (Warwick), Pop. 2,259. 
Regent Cinema (ba Duosonic), High Street. 
Phone, Alcester 60. — Props., Alcester Picture 
House, Co., Ltd., Midland Bank Chambers, 
West Bromwich. Phone, 1048. 294 seats. 
Booked at Plaza, Pershore, Worcs. Con- 
tinuous. Mat., Sat. Prices, 6d. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 16 ft. Station, Alcester 
(B.R.) and road Transport. 

ALDEBURGH (Suffolk). Pop. 2,480. 
Picture House, High Street. Phone, Alde- 
burgh 37. — Prop., Aldeburgh Cinema and 
Amusements, Ltd. 400 seats. One show 
nightlv. Two changes weekly. Station, 
Aldeburgh (B.R.). 

ALDERLEY EDGE (Cheshire), Pop. 2,500. 
Regal Cinema (btp). Phone, Alderley Edge 
2216. — Props., Cowley Entertainments, Ltd., 
L'ansdowne House, Swadlincote. Burton-on- 
Trent. Phone, Swadlincote 7298. 500 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Manchester. 
Continuous. Station, Alderley Edge. 

ALDERNEY (C.I.). See Channel Isles, 
page 417. 

ALDERSHOT (Hants ), Pop. 34,281. 

Alexandra. Phone, Aldershot 356. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333- Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Station, Aldershot 
Town (B.R.). 

Empire. Phone, Aldershot 760. — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London. W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Station, AlJershot (B.R.). 



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ALDERSHOT— continued. 

Garrison Theatre (we), Queen's Avenue. 
Phone, Aldershot 482. — Lessee, Chas. Darby. 
500 seats. Booked at Scala Theatre, Farn- 
borough. Twice nightly. Prices, 6d. to 
is. Cafe attached. Station, Aldershot Town 

Pavilion, High Street. Phone, Aldershot 567. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333- Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Station, Aldershot 
(B.R.). 

Palace Picture Theatre (we), Station Road. 
Phone, Aldershot 99. — Props., Aldershot 
Picture Palace, Ltd. 708 seats. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 9d. Continuous 
daily. 

Ritz (bth). Phone, Aldershot 55. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Film Cimenas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
Continuous. i,747 seats. Cafe attached. 
Station, Aldershot (B.R.). 

ALDRIDGE (Staffordshire), Pop. 3,193. 
Avion Super Cinema (bth), Anchor Road. 
Phone, Aldridge 52312. — Props., Aldridge 
Cinema, Ltd., Dale House, Willenhall. 
Phone, Willenhall 532. 1,025 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous from 2 p.m. Mon., 
Thurs. and Sat., other days from 5 p.m. 
Booked by H. Russell at H.O. Occasional 
Variety. Stage, 30 ft. by 15 ft. ; two dressing- 
rooms. Cafe attached. 

ALFORD (Lincs.), Pop. 2,227. 
Ritz (Morrison). Phone, Alford 75. — Prop., 
Ritz (Alford), Ltd. Booked in London. 240 
seats. Once nightly Tues., Wed., Thurs., 
Twice Mon., Fri and Sat. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 13 ft. Station, Alford 
Town (B.R.). 

ALFRETON (Derbyshire), Pop. 21,232. 

Empire (we). Phone, Alfreton 146. — 700 seats. 
Occasional Variety. Booked at H.O., Com- 
merce Chambers, Elite Bldgs., Nottingham. 
Phone, Nottingham 2273 \\. Continuous. 
Two shows Sat. Station, Alfreton. 

Metro Cinema (bth), Newton. Phone, Tibshelf 
258— Prop., G. S. Clark, 66, High Street, 
Tibshelf. Phone 261. Continuous. 300 seats. 
Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Booked at Hall. Film Transport. 

Odeon, High Street. Phone, Alfreton 44. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 

ALLENDALE (Northumberland) , Pop. 3,01 2 
The Cinema (Imperial). Phone, 260. — Prop., 
Dales Cinema Co. 202 seats. One show Mon., 
Tues., Wed. and Fri., two on Sat. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 3d. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Allendale (B.R.). 

ALNWICK (Northumberland), Pop. 6,882. 
Corn Exchange (we). Phone, Alnwick 51. — 

Prop, and Res. Man., J. H. Sanderson. 670 

seats. Booked at Newcastle. Twice nightlv. 

Station, Alnwick (B.R.). 
Playhouse (we). Phone, Alnwick 122. — Prop., 

Alnwick Playhouse, Ltd., Falcon Place, 

Workington. 1,078 seats. Booked at H.O. 

Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 22 ft. 

Stage, 18 jf.. deep; four dressing-rooms. 



ALRESFORD (Hants ), Pop. 2,000. 

Civic Cinema (Kalee), Station Road. — Props., 
Summit Cinemas, Ltd., 66, Marlborough Road, 
Harrow, Middx. Phone, Harrow 0475. 240 
seats. Separate shows. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Booked by W. Zealey at H.O. Station, 
Alresford. 

ALSTON (Cumberland), Pop. 3,300. 
Cinema (Gyrotone), King's Arms Lane. — 
Prop., Alston Cinema Co., 280 seats. Booked 
at " Oranmore," Alston. One show nightly 
Mon. to Fri., two on Sat. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, 5d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 18 ft. Station, Alston. 

ALTON (Hants ), Pop. 6,172. 

Palace (we). Phone, Alton 103. — Prop., B. and 
R. Hyman. 825 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 

ALTRINCHAM (Cheshire), Pop. 21,356. 

Cinema House (we), Willowtree Road. Phone, 
Altrincham 2118. — Prop., Hale Pictures, 
Ltd., 74, Corporation Street, Manchester. 
Phone, Blackfriars 2708. 890 seats. Booked 
at Warwick, Sale. Continuous. Prices, is. 3d 
to 2s. 3d. Cafe attached. Cheshire Lines 
Hale. 

Hippodrome (rca). Phone, Altrincham 0331. — 
Props., T. Hargreaves (Altrincham), Ltd. 
1,000 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. Proscenium width, 27 ft. 

Picture Theatre (we), Stamford New Road. 
Phone, Altrincham 0800. — Prop., Altrincham 
Picture Theatre, Ltd., Imperial Buildings, 
7, Oxford Road, Manchester. Phone, Ardwick 
2226. 979 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Altrincham (B.R.). 

Regal Super Cinema (bth). Phone, Altrincham 
2626.— Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed 
by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Booked at H.O. 1,786 seats. Continu- 
ous. Cafe attached. Stations, Broadheath, 
Navigation Road, Altrincham. 

AMBLESIDE (Westmorland), Pop. 2,343. 
The Cinema (rca). Phone, Ambleside 295. — 
Prop, and Man., Frank Townson, Millans 
Terrace. 400 seats. Booked at Hall. Twice 
nightly. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Station, 
Windermere (B.R.). Films by Film Transport 
Service. 

AMERSHAM (nr. Chesham), (Bucks), 
Pop. 4,220. 

Regent (we). Phone, Amersham 470. — Prop., 
Shipman & King Cinemas, Ltd., Wellington 
House, Strand, London, W.C. Phone, Temple 
Bar 5077. Booked at H.O. Stage, 30 ft. deep, 
Proscenium width, 27 ft. 

AMESBURY (Wilts ), Pop. 2,832. 

Plaza Theatre (awh). Phone, Amesbury 2254. 
— Prop., Duncan and Co. 500 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous nightly. Mat., Sat. Occa- 
sional Variety. Prices, iod. to 2s. 7d. Pros- 
cenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 16 ft. deep. Cafe. 
Station, Amesbury (B.R.). 

AMPTHILL (Beds ), Pop., 2,167. 

Zonita Cinema (ba), Bedford Street. Phone, 
Ampthill 18. — Props., Cox Cinema Co., Ltd., 
Regal House, Biggleswade. Phone, 2230. 
660 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Evenings 
continuous ; Mat. Sat. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Station, Ampthill 
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ANDOVER (Hants.), Pop. 9,692. 

Odeon, Junction Road. Phone, Andover 2808. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. 

Savoy (rca), London Street. Phone, Andover 
2624. — Props., Savoy (Andover), Ltd. 1,004 
seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous from 
2 p.m. Bocked by M. Overmass, at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 36 ft. Cafe attached. 
Station, Andover (B.R.). 

Rex (rca), West Street. Phone, Andover 2092. — 
Prop., Andover Cinema Theatre Co., Ltd. 
500 seats. Booked by M. Overmass, Savoy, 
Andover. Continuous from 2 p.m. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 
approximately 30 ft. deep. Three dressing- 
rooms. Station, Andover Junction (B.R.) 

ANNFIELD PLAIN (Co. Durham), Pop. 
15,922. 

King's Pavilion (w t e). Phone, Annfield Plain 
220. — Prop., Craven Bros. Phone, Whitley 
Bay 1786. 800 seats. Continuous. Three 
changes weekly. Prices, 4d. to is. 6d. Booked 
at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Station, Annfield Plain 
(B.R.). 

ANNITSFORD (Northumberland), Pop. 
1,200. 

Cora Cinema (we). Phone, Dudley 221. — 
Props., Reno Cinemas, Ltd., 2, Prudhoe . 
Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 405 seats. One 
show nightly. Two on Sat. Prices, 9d. to 
is. 6d. Booked at Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Station, Annitsford (B.R.). 

ANSTEY (Leics), Pop. 3,500. 

Coronet (Imperial), Cropston Road. Phone, 
Anstey 279. — Prop., H. Miller. 320 seats, 
Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Nightly. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Station, 
Anstey (B.R.). 

Regent Cinema (iss), Forest Gate. Phone, 
Anstey in. — Prop., L. Rodwell, 2, Ellis 
Street, Anstey. Phone, Anstey in. Once 
nightly. Continuous Sat. from 5 p.m. Mat., 
Mon. and Sat. 304 seats. Prices, 9d. to 
is. gd. Booked at Hall. Proscenium width, 
24 ft. Station, Leicester. Films per transport. 

APPLEBY (Westmorland), Pop. 1,618. 
Cosy Kinema (awh). — Props., Teesdale Cinemas, 
Ltd., Royal George Chambers, Victoria Street, 
Bishop Auckland. 450 seats. One show 
nightly, two Sat. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Appleby. 

APPLEDORE (N. Devon), Pop. 3,000. 
Gaiety Cinema (Gyrotone). — Prop., C. G. 
Horton. 300 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. id. Proscenium 
width, 17 ft. Station, Bideford. 

ARLESEY (Beds ), Pop. 2,170. 

Cosy Cinema (Gyrotone). — Prop., T. Cooper, 
3, Garden Road, Buntingford, Herts. Once 
nightly, three shows Sat. 180 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. Booked at Buntingford. Road 
Transport. Cambs. and District Transport Co. 

Premier Cinema (Morrison). — (Closed.) 

ARLEY (Warwick), Pop. 6,000. 
Grand Cinema (awh). Phone, Fillongley 249. — 
Prop., Mrs. F. R. Hunt, " Woodhayes," 
Hinckley Road, Kirby Muxloe. Phone, 
Kirby Muxloe 528. 340 seats. Prices, 7d. to 
2s. 3d. One show nightly. Mats. Tues., Thurs., 
Sat. Booked at H.O. 



ARNOLD (Notts ), Pop. 14,470. 

Bonington Theatre (bth). — Prop., Jos. 

Wardle, Bentwell House, Arnold. Phone, 

No. 68145. 900 seats. Booked at H.O. 

Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. 3d. Station, 

Daybrook (B.R.). 
King's Theatre (bth). — Props., Jos. Wardle, 

Bentwell House, Arnold, Notts. Phone, Arnold 

68145. 600 seats. Continuous. Booked at 

H.O. Prices, 7d. to is. 

ARUNDEL (Sussex), Pop. 2,742. 
Arun Cinema (rca). Phone, Arundel 2237. — 
Prop., Rickenya, Ltd., The Hippodrome, 
Tidworth, Hants. Phone, 3197. 458 seats. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Station, Arundel (B.R.). 

ASCOT (Berks.), Pop. 4,000. 
Hermitage Cinema (bth), High Street. Phone, 
Ascot 448. 528 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 
Continuous. Station, Ascot (B.R.). 

ASHBOURNE (Derby), Pop. 4,507. 

Elite Cinema (ba), Market Place. Phone, 
Ashbourne 121. — Prop., Frank S. Bromwich. 
550 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Mat. Mon., Thurs and Sat. Prices, 7d. to 
~2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 21 ft. Station, 
(B.R.), and Film Transport. 

Empire (ba). Phone, Ashbourne 121. — Frank S. 
Bromwich. Elite Cinema, Ashbourne. 400 
seats. Once nightly, Mon. to Fri. ; Mat. Sat., 
and continuous from 6 p.m. Prices, 7d. to 
is. gd. Booked at Elite Cinema, Ashbourne. 
Proscenium width, 18 ft. Station (B.R.), and 
Film Transport. 

ASH BURTON (Devon), Pop. 2,362. 
Cinema (ba). — Prop., E. L. Honour, Polhawn 
Fort, Cawsand, Cornwall. Phone, Millbrook. 
341. 260 seats. Not continuous. Prices, is 
to 2S. 3d. Booked at Millbrook. Films, F.T.S. 

ASH BY (nr. Scunthorpe), (Lincs.), Pop,6,000 
Globe Cinema (ba duosonic). Phone, 3318. — 
Prop., W. H. Webster, Grand Theatre, Brigg, 
Lincs. Phone, Brigg 213 1. 700 seats. Booked 
at Brigg Office. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Station, Scunthorpe (B.R.). 

ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH (Leics), Pop. 5,093 
Savoy, Bath Street. — Prop., Ilkeston Cinema 
Co., Ltd., Bath Street, Ilkeston. Phone, 
Ilkeston 17. 750 seats. (Under construction). 
Picture House (we). Phone, Ashby-de-la- 
Zouch in. — Prop., Ilkeston Cinema Co., Ltd. 
King's P.H., Bath Street, Ilkeston, Derby- 
shire. Phone, Ilkeston 17. 471 seats. Booked 
at King's P.H., Ilkeston. Twice nightly. 
Mat. Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, is. to 
is. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 

ASHFORD (Kent), Pop. 12,000. 

Cinema (we). Phone, Ashford 124. — Prop., The 
Cinema (Ashford), Ltd. 1,000 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Prices, gd. to 2s. 6d. 
Proscenium width, 35 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep. 
Three dressing rooms. 

Odeon. Phone, Ashford 496. — Circuits Manage- 
ments Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Station, Ashford (B.R.). 

ASHFORD (Middx.), Pop. 12,000. 

Astoria (rca), Church Road. Phone, Ashford 
2571- — Props., Shipman and King Cinemas, 
Ltd., Wellington House, Strand, London. 
W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 5077. Continuous, 



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ASHFORD— continued. 

Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 48 ft, 
Cafe and Dance Hall attached. Station. 
Ashford (B.R.). 



ASHINGTON (Northumberland). Pop. 
29,418. 

Buffalo Cinema (bth), Station Road. Phone, 
Ashington 31. — Prop., Wallaw Pictures, Ltd. 
Man. Dir., W. Lawson. Continuous, once on 
Sunday. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. 

Hippodrome (Duosontc), Newbiggin Road. 
Phone, Ashington 122. — Prop., Wallah- 
Pictures, Ltd., Wallaw Buildings, Woodhorn 
Road, Ashington. Phone, 31. 790 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Twice nightly. One show 
Sundav. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width," 26 ft. Station, North Seaton (B.R.). 

Pavilion" Theatre (bth). Phone, Ashington 6. — 
Prop., Wallaw Pictures, Ltd. Man. Dir., 
W. Lawson. Continuous. 1,100 seats. Prices 
7d. to is. od. Station, Ashington (B.R.). 

Regal Theatre (we), Station Road. — Props., 
Wallaw Pictures, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Lawson. 
1,422 seats. Booked at H.O., Woodhorn 
Road. Twice nightly, once on Sun. Prices, 
gd. to is. 9d. 

Wallaw Cinema. Phone, Ashington 31. — 
Prop., Wallaw Pictures, Ltd., Wallaw Build- 
ings, Ashington, Northumberland. 1,000 
seats. 

ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD (Lancs.), Pop. 
20,541. 

Palace (btp), Bryn Street. Phone, Ashton-in- 
Makerfield 7304. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30 '31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 483 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. 

Queen's Picture House (we). Phone, Ashton- 
in-Makerfield 7166. — Prop.-, Ashton-in-Maker- 
field Picture House Co., Ltd. 868 seats. 
Continuous Mon. to Fri. Twice nightly. 
Sats. Two changes weekly. 

Scala Cinema (we), Heath Road. Phone. 
Ashton-in-Makerfield 7337. — Props., Doman 
Enterprises, Ltd., 11 13, Victoria Street, 
Liverpool. 550 seats. Twee nightly. Mat., 
Mon. and Thurs. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Booked by W. J. Speakman, 126, Bold Street, 
Liverpool. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Stage, 
10 ft. Three dressing-rooms. 



ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (Lancs). Pep. 
51,573. 

Empire Super Cinema (rca). Phone, Ashtcn- 
under-Lyne 2095. — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. 1,543 seats. Phone, Ashton- 
under-Lyne 2095. 

Gaumont," Old Street. Phone, Ashton igg3. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., Albion 
House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous even- 
ings. Mats., daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

Picture Pavilion (we), Old Street. Phone, 
Ashton 1895. — Props., Pavilion (Ashton- 
under-Lyne), Ltd. 1,300 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. Pro- 
scenium width, 35 ft. 

Queen's Electric Theatre (we), Wellington 
Road. Phone, Ashton 2375. — Prop., Queen's 
Cinema (Ashton-under-Lyne), Ltd. 905 seats. 
Seventeen shows weekly. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 4d. to is. 



Roxy (bth). Phone, Ashton 1511. — Props.. 
Roxy Cinema (Ashton), Ltd. 1,154 seats. 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Continuous. Mats.. 
Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. Booked at 
Mayfair Cinema. . Whitefield, Manchester. 
Proscenium width, 36 ft. Two dressing- 
rooms. Charleston Station. 

Star Picture Theatre, Church Street. Prop., 
W. G. Stansfield. 

Theatre Royal (btp). — Lessees, The Theatre 
Royal (Ashton-under-Lyne). 1,300 seats. 

ASKERN, nr, Doncaster (Yorksj. Pop. 
6,000. 

Picture House (we). Phone, Askern 276. — 
Prop., Star Cinemas (London), Ltd., Star 
House, Bank Street, Castleford. Phone. 
2618 , 26ig. 784 seats. Twice nightlv. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Films bv 
Motor Transport. 

ASPATRIA (Cumberland), Pop. 3,239. 
Palace Cinema (ba). Phone, Aspatria 15. — 
Props., C. H. Over & Sons, Market Square, 
Aspatria. 500 seats. Booked at Newcastle. 
Picture and Variety. Twice nightly. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. Stage, 
16 ft. deep. Two dressing-rooms. 

ASTLEY (Lancs.), Pop. 3,900. 
The Kinema (btp). Phone, Atherton 2gg. — 
Props., Vickers Kinema Astley, Ltd., 23, 
King Street, Wigan. Phone, Wigan 44513. 
501 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 25 ft. Station, Tvldeslev, 
(B.R.). 

ATHERSTONE (Warwick . Pop. 5,700. 

Picturedrome (awh). Phone, Athersione 
3210. — Prop.. R. W, F. Sankey, " Bucks 
Cross," Fenny Drayton, nr. Nuneaton. 
Phone, Ath. 3202. 38g seats. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to is. gd. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 26 ft. Station, Ather- 
stone (B.R.). 

Regal Cinema (rca). Phone, Atherstone 
2220. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 744 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Phone, Atherstone 2220. 
Station, Atherstone (B.R.). 

ATHERTON (lancs.), Pop. 19,985. 

Palace (btp), Market Street. Phone, Atherton, 
57- — Prop., Eagle Picturedromes, Ltd. County 
Playhouse, King Street, Wigan. Phone, 3476. 
477 seats. Twice daily. Mon. to Fri. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, gd. to is. gd. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Atherton Central. 

Savoy (we), Market Street. Phone, Atherton 
57. — Props., Eagle Picturedromes, Ltd., 
County Playhouse, King Street, Wigan. 
Phone, 3476. 814 seats. Prices, gd. to 
is. gd. Three shows, Mon. Two shows, 
Tues. to Sat. Booked at H.O. 

ATTLEBOROUGH (Norfolk), Pop. 2,513. 
Regal Cinema. — Prop., Bostock Cinema Circuit, 
193, Norwich Road, Ipswich. 258 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Once nightly, two shows 
Sat. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

AUDENSHAW (lancs.), Pop. 12,000. 

Stamford Cinema (btp), Denton Road. Phone, 
Denton 2550. — Prop., L. Collumbine. 481 
seats. Continuous nightly. Mat., Sat. Prices, 
gd. to is. 9d. Booked at Hall. Station, 

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AUDLEY (Staffs ), Pop. 5,000. 

The Palace (btp), Hall Street. — Prop., 
E. M. Plant, "The Laurels," King's Avenue, 
Wolstanton. Phone, Newcastle 67166. 350 
seats. Booked at "The Laurels," King's 
Avenue, Wolstanton. Continuous. Prices, 
5d. to is. gd. Films by Road Transport. 
Station, Longport. 

AXMINSTER (Devon), Pop. 2,320. 
Plaza (ba). Phone, Axminster 2123. — Prop., 
Dorchester Cinema Co., Ltd., Plaza, Dor- 
chester. Phone, 488. 514 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous 
week-days and Sat. One show Sun. Stage, 
26 ft. Two dressing-rooms. Dance Hall. 
Station, Axminster (B.R.). 

AYLESBURY (Bucks), Pop. 13,382. 

Odeon, Cambridge Street. Phone, Aylesbury 
660. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. 

Granada (rca), High Street. Phone, Ayles- 
bury 242. — Prop., London and District 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. 

AYLESHAM (Kent). 
New Cinema (kalee). Phone, Nonington 262. 
— Prop., A. A. B. Chipper. 480 seats. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Once nightly, except 
Wed. Sunday opening. Booked at Hall. 
Station, Aylesham Halt. 

AYLSHAM (Norfolk), Pop. 2,266. 
County Cinema (bth). Phone, Aylsham 266. — 
Props., Aylsham Cinema Co., Ltd.. 45, 
Dereham Road, Norwich. Phone, 248g4. 
443 seats. Booked at H.O. Films per 
N. & D. Transport. 

BaCUP (Lancs.), Pop. 20,000. 

Empire (we). Phone, Bacup i5g. — Prop., 
Jackson's Amusements, Ltd., Newgate Cham- 
bers, Rochdale. Phone, 4451. 927 seats. 
Continuous from 6 p.m. Twice nightly Sat. 
Mats., Mon., Tues., Thur. and Sat. Prices, 
is. to is. gd. Booked at Rochdale. Stage 
and seven dressing-rooms. 

Regal Super Cinema (we), Burnley Road. 
Phone, Bacup 104. — Prop., The Valley Enter- 
tainments (Waterfoot), Ltd. g6o seats. 
Twice nightly. Prices, is. to 2s. Pros- 
cenium, 45 ft. 

BACKWORTH (Northumberland), Pop. 
2,350. 

Miners Theatre (awh). — Props., A. & R. 
Henderson, 33, Front Street, Annetsford, 
Dudley, R.S.O. 400 seats. Prices, 4d. to 
zod. Films and occasional Variety. Booked 
at Hall and Newcastle. Proscenium width, 
16 ft. Stage, 12 ft. Two dressing-rooms. 

BAGS HOT (Surrey), Pop. 5,000. 
Prince Cinema (bth), High Street. Phone, 
Bagshot ig5. — Prop., Border (Berks.) Cinemas, 
Ltd. 355 seats. Booked at 53, West Hill, 
Wembley Park, Middlx. Continuous. Prices, 
gd. to 2s. 3d. Station, Bagshot (B.R.). 

BAILDON (Yorks), Pop. 6,528. 
Cinema, Northgate. Phone, Shipley 54794— - 
Props., Baildon Cinema Co., Ltd., Central 
Chambers, Briggate. Phone, Shipley 52974- 
550 seats. Prices, is. to is. 8d. Con- 
tinuous. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Booked 
atH.O. Station, Shiple (B.R.K 



BAKEWELL (Derby), Pop. 3,012. 
Picture House (we), Haddon Road. Phone, 
Bakewell 144. — Prop., Holmewood Picture 
Palace Co., Ltd. 655 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Pros- 
cenium width, 38 ft. 

BALDOCK (Herts), Pop. 3,171. 
Astonia (rca). Phone, Baldock 66. — Prop., 
N. A. Ayres. 810 seats. Continuous. Price?, 
is. 6d. to 2S. gd. Cafe attached. Static n, 
Baldock. Films by Herts, and Beds. Trans- 
port. 

BAMBER BRIDGE (Lancs). 
Empire Cinema (ba), Clayton Street. Phone, 
Bamber Bridge 85365. — Prop., T. Aspden, 
Kenmuir, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, 
nr. Blackburn. 400 seats. Once nightly. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Bamber Bridge. 

BANBURY (Oxford), Pop. 13,953. 

Grand Theatre (Imperial), Broad Street. 
Phone, Banbury 2i5g. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 837 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Station, 
Banbury, 

Palace Theatre (rca), Market Square. Phone, 
Banbury 2154. — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 7g4 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Station, Ban- 
bury, (B.R.) and Film Transport. 

Regal (rca), Horsefair. Phone, Banbury 2071. 
• — Props., S. M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. 
Man. Dir., W. Southan Morris, Morris House, 
1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. 8g7 seats. 

BARKING (Essex), Pop. 51,277. 

Broadway Theatre (bth), Broadway. — 
Props., Broadway Cinema (Barking), Ltd., 
c/o 230, Whitechapel Road, E.i. Phone, 
Stamford Hill 1721. (Closed.) 

Capitol (we). Phone, Rippleway 2702. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. i,24g seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. 

Electric Theatre (we), Ripple Road. Phone, 
Rippleway 2654. — Props., Rose and Bockner. 
750 seats. Continuous from 1 p.m. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 

Odeon. Phone, Rippleway 2goo. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
5g, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 

BARLESTONE (Leics), Pop. 1,137. 
Cosy Cinema. — Thur. and Sat. only. Prices, 
4d. to is. 

BARNARD CASTLE (Co. Durham), Pop. 
3,883. 

Scala Cinema (we), 13, Galgate. Phone, 

Barnard Castle 50. Prop., M.B.C. Cinemas, 

Ltd. 500 seats. Booked at Hippodrome. 
Workington. Phone, ig4. Twice nightly. 
Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Cafe attached. Pros- 
cenium width, 25 ft. Station, Barnard Castle. 
(B.R.). 

Victoria Hall (we), Birch Road, Phone, 
Barnard Castle 50. — Props., M.B.C. Cinemas, 
Ltd., The Hippodrome, Workington. 500 
seats. Prices, is. and is. 9d. Booked at 
H.O. Twice nightly. Proscenium width, 
26 ft. Phone 50. Two dressing-rooms, 
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BARNET (Herts), Pop. 14,721. 

Barnet Cinema, High Street. Phone, Barnet 
0677. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Stage. 

Dominion (we). Phone, Barnet 4450.— Props., 
Essoldo Circuit. 1,006 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at 52, Shaftes- 
bury Avenue, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
8863-7. 

Odeon, Great North Road. Phone, Barnet 
4147. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. 

Regal Cinema (rca), Lytton Road. Phone, 
Barnet 3010. — Props., M. Myers. 500 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at Hall. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage and 
two dressingrrooms. Station, New Barnet 
(B.R.). Films by Road Transport. 

BARNOLDSWICK (Yorks), Pop. 11,915. 

Majestic Picture House (Duosonic). Phone, 
Barnoldswick 122.— Props., Matthew Hartley 
and Sons, Ltd., Market Buildings. 700 seats. 
One show nightly. Two on Sat. Mat. Tues and 
Sat. Prices, gd. to is. gd. Booked at Leeds. 
Dance hall attached. 

Palace (we). Phone, Barnoldswick g8. — Props., 
Matthew Hartley and Sons, Ltd., Market 
Buildings, Barnoldswick. 666 seats. Booked 
at Leeds. ■ Once nightly. Two shows Sat. 
Mat. Tues. and Sat. Occasional Variety. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 
20 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. 
Station, Barnoldswick (B.R.). 

BARNSLEY (Yorks.), Pop. 71,522. 

Alhambra, Doncaster Road. Phone, Barnsley 

3736. — -Circuits Management Association,Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 

Empire Cinema, Eldon Street.- — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. 

Globe Picture House (we), New Street. 
Phone, Barnsley 3467. — Prop., Globe Picture 
House (Barnsley), Ltd. 850 seats. Prices, 6d. 
to 2S. 3d. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Daily Mat. Station, Barnsley (B.R.). 

Pavilion Picture Theatre (we). Phone, 
Barnsley 2588. — Props., Mid-Yorkshire Enter- 
tainments, Ltd., 58, Street Lane, Leeds. 
Phone, Leeds 64352. 1,452 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. 

Princess Cinema, Town End. Phone, Barnsley 

3737. — Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous 
evenings. Mat. Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, 
Barnsley 3737. 

Ritz (we). Phone, Barnsley 2567. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,007 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Barnsley (B.R.). 

Savoy Cinema (bth), Lundwood. Phone, 
Barnsley 2963. — Props., Lundwood Cinemas, 
Ltd., Standcliffe House, Grimethorpe. Phone, 
Brierley 242. 682 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Continuous Sat. Pros- 
cenium width, 45 ft. Station, Cudworth 
(B.R.). 



Star Picture House (ba), Britannia Street. 
Phone, Barnsley 3360. — Props., Savoy Cinema 
Co., High Street, Sutton-on-Sea. Phone, 
Sutton-on-Sea 307. 450 seats. Prices, 5d. to 
iod. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Station, 
Barnsley (B.R.). 

BARNSTAPLE (Devon), Pop. 14,693. 

Gaumont Palace, Boutport Street. Phone, 
Barnstaple 25501 1. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, sg, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous from 2 p.m. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Station, Barnstaple 
(B.R.). 

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Regal, The Strand (bth). Phone, Barnstaple 
2002. — Props., Regal (Barnstaple), Ltd. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 9d. Booked at 
Regal Cinema Offices, Theatre Lane, Barn- 
staple. Proscenium width, 30 ft. ; stage, 
20 ft. ; six dressing-rooms. 

BARROW-IN-FURNESS (Lancs), Pop. 
70,000. 

Coliseum (we), Abbey Road. Phone, Barrow 
598. — Props., Essoldo Circuit, 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle. 1,070 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Barrow Central. 

Electric Theatre (bth), Dalton Road. Phone, 
Barrow 184. — Props., Furness Electric Theatre 
Co., Ltd. 740 seats. Booked at Hall. Twice 
nightly. Mat. Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 5d. to is. 8d. Station, Central (B.R.). 

Gaiety (we), Abbey Road. Phone, Barrow 375. 
— Props., Essoldo Circuit, 42, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle. 1,000 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Central (B.R.). 

Odeon, Cavendish Street. Phone, Barrow 228. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. 

Palace Theatre (we), Duke Street. Phone, 
Barrow 418. — Props., Essoldo Circuit, 42, 
Westgate Road, Newcastle. 1,335 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Barrow-in-Furness 
(Central) (B.R.). 

Pavilion Cinema (we). Phone, Barrow 515. — 
Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. g44 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Central (B.R.). 

Regal (we), 47, Forshaw Street. Phone, 
Barrow 54g. — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887.. g37 seats. Continuous. 

Ritz (we). Phone, Barrow ggg. — Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. 
i,735 seats. Evenings, 5.30 to 10.30. Mats. 
2.30 to 4.45 daily. 

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Walney Theatre (bth), Natal Road, Walney 
Island. Phone, Barrow 422. — Props., Essoldo 
Circuit, 42, Westgate Road, Newcastle. 
797 seats. Booked at H.O. Station, Barrow- 
in-Furness (Central) (B.R.). 

BARTON-ON-HUMBER (Lincs), Pop. 6,330 
Oxford Picture Theatre (bth). — Prop., Cecil 
Whiteley. 540 seats. Booked at Hall. Once 
Dightly, twice Saturday. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. 3d. 



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Star Cinema (bth). Phone, Barton 31 10. — 
350 seats. Once nightly, twice Saturday. 
Booked at Hall. Prices, 6d. to is. Station, 
Barton-on-Humber (B.R.). 

HARWELL (Leics ), Pop. 3,098. 

Empire (awh), 14, The Hallow, Earl Shilton. 
Phone, Earl Shilton 3237. — Props., Cooper's 
Cinemas, Ltd. 330 seats. Once nightly, 
Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. Prices, iod. to 
is. od. Booked at Hall. Proscenium width, 
18 ft. 

BASINGSTOKE (Hants ), Pop. 13,862. 

Plaza (we). Phone, Basingstoke 257.— Prop., 
Union Cinemas. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 670 
seats. Booked at H.O. 

Savoy Theatre (ba), Wote Street. Phone, 
Basingstoke 133. — Props., Basingham Thea- 
tres, Ltd., 75-77, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 1970. 710 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Station, Basingstoke (B.R.). 

Waldorf (we). Phone, Basingstoke 257. — 
Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W. 1 . Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 863 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. 

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BASLOW WITH BUBNELL (Derby). 
Pop. 866. 

Stockwell Hall (Metropolitan). — 200 seats. 

BATH (Somerset), Pop. 72,000. 

Beau Nash Picture House (we), Westgate 
Street. Phone, Bath 4330. — Props., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,084 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Station, Bath. 

Forum (we), Southgate Street. Phone, Bath 
4962. — Props., Avon Cinema Co., Ltd., 9, 
Windsor Place, Cardiff. Phone, Cardiff 225. 
2,000 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuoi s. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium width, 
50 ft. Cafe attached and Dance Hall. 
F.T.S. 

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Little Theatre (we). Phone, Bath 3822. — 
Props., Little Theatre (Bath), Ltd., 2, The 
Gables, Vale of Health, Hampstead, N.W.3. 
Booked at Hampstead. Continuous. 220 
seats. Prices, is. to 2s. Proscenium width, 
16 ft. Station (B.R.), and Road Transport. 

Odeon, Southgate Street. Phone, Bath 3533. — ■ 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Palace Theatre. Phone, Bath 2161. — Prop., 
W. S. Pearce. 800 seats. Variety. 

Scala Cinema (we), Oldfield Park. — Props., 
Messrs. Beckett & Plank, Ltd., Barclays 
Bank Chambers, Pewsey, Wilts. Phone, 5020. 
808 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Station, Oldfield Park 
(B.R.). 

BATLEY (Yorks.), Pop. 40,000. 

Collins Cinema (we), Victoria Street, Batley 
Carr. Phone, Dewsbury 267. — Props., Bickler 
Cinemas, Ltd., 21 ia, Harrogate Road, Leeds. 
Phone, 63986. Occasional Variety. Booked 
at Leeds. Continuous. Prices, 5d. to is. 6d. 
Stage. Station, Batley Carr (B.R.). 



Empire Cinema (we), St. James Street. Phone, 
Batley 412— Props., H.R.H. Pictures, Ltd., 
Central Chambers, Briggate, Shipley. Phone, 
2974. 927 seats. Booked at H.O. Continu- 
ous, Mon. to Fri. Two shows on Sat. Mats., 
Mon. and Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
7d. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 21 ft. 6 in. 
Station, Batley. 

Plaza (we), Well Lane. Phone, Batley 308.— 
Props., J.O.G.S. Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, 
Leeds. Phone, Leeds 20691-2. 612 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Booked 
at H.O. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Station, 
Batley (B.R.) 

Regent Picture House (we), Bradford Road. 
Phone, Batley 449. — Props., H. J. H. Pictures, 
Ltd. 780 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. 
Booked at Glenroyal Cinema, Shipley. 
Continuous, from 6 p.m. Two shows Sat. 
Mats., Tues. and Sat. Proscenium width,, 
22 ft. Station, Batley (B.R.). F.T.S. 

Victoria Cinema (bth), Branch Road.— Props., 
J.O.G.S. Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, Leeds. 
Phone, 20691-2. 539 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Batley (B.R.). 

BATTLE (Sussex), Pop. 6,000. 
Hollywood Luxury Theatre (rca), Lower 
Lake, Battle. Phone, Battle 302. — Prop., 
Willford Anderson. 500 seats. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 33 ft. Con- 
tinuous from 4.20 p.m. Sat. from 1.45 p.m. 
Mats., Sat. Booked at Hall. Cafe attached. 
Station, Battle. 



BAWTRY (Yorks.), Pop. 1,220. 
Palace Cinema (ba). Phone, Bawtry 281. — 
Props., Palace Cinema (Bawtry), Ltd., 4, 
Tickhill Road, Doncaster. Phone, 53166. 
561 seats. Continuous. Booked at Leeds. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Station, Bawtry 
(B.R.). 

BEACONSFIELD (Bucks), Pop. 4,843. 
Picture House (rca). Phone, Beaconsfield 
248.- — Prop., Picture House (Beaconsfield), 
Ltd., 2, The Gables, Vale of Health, Hamp- 
stead, N.W.3. Phone, Hampstead 4071. 
500 seats. Continuous. Sun., from 4.30 
p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Booked at 
Empire, Windsor. Station, Beaconsfield 
(B.R.). 

BEBINGTON (Cheshire), Pop. 26,740. 

Rialto (we), Bebington Road. Phone, Rock 
Ferry 1383. — Props., Bedford Cinemas (1928), 
Ltd., 19, Castle Street, Liverpool, 2. Phone, 
Central 1544. 1,271 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d, 

BECCLES (Suffolk), Pop. 6,544. 
Cinema (we), Saltgate. Phone, Beccles 2166. — 
Props., Beccles Cinema Co., Ltd., Regal 
Theatre, Beccles. 400 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous, Sat. and Wed. Once 
nightly rest of week. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 12 ft. 
deep : two dressing-rooms. Station, Beccles 
(B.R.). 

Regal Theatre (we), Ballygate. Phone, 
Beccles 3133.- — Props., Beccles Cinema Co., 
Ltd. 680 seats. Booked at Hall. Continu- 
ous. Twice on Sat. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 9d. 
Proscenium width, 36 ft. Station, Beccles 
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BECKENHAM (Kent), Pop. 43,834. 

Odeon, Croydon Road, Elmers End. Phone, 
Beckenham 5081. — Circuits Management As- 
sociation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Regal (we) High Street. Phone, Beckenham 
1171. — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Man- 
aged by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,933 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Cafe and Dance Hall 
attached. Stations, Clock House or Becken- 
ham Junction (B.R.). 

BECONTREE (Essex), Pop. (including 
Dagenham) estimated 130,000. 

Odeon, Green Lane, Chadwell Heath. Phone, 
Seven Kings 2302. — Circuits Management 
Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 9d. Station, Chadwell Heath. 

BEDALE (Yorks.), Pop. 1,400. 
Cinema (imperial). Assembly Rooms, Market 
Place. — Props., L. Y. and G. E. Dobson, 
Pengarth, Leyburn. Phone, 2152. 250 seats. 
Separate shows. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Elite, 
Leyburn. 

BEDFORD (Beds ), Pop. 40,573. 

Empire (we), Midland Road. Phone, Bedford- 
3848. — Props., Granada (Bedford), Ltd., 36, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 3554- 
Station, Bedford. 

Granada (rca), St. Peters. Phone, Bedford 
3848— Props., Granada (Bedford), Ltd., 36, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 3554- 
Cafe attached. 

Picturedrome (we). Phone, Bedford 3331- — 
Prop., R. Chetham. 600 seats. Continuous. 

Plaza (we). Phone, Bedford 2345. — Prop., R. 
Chetham. 1,052 seats. Continuous. Pros- 
cenium width, 40 ft. 

BEDLINGTON (Northumberland), Pop. 
6,625. 

Prince of Wales (we), Glebe Road, West End. 
Phone, Bedlington 3223. — Prop., Emily 
Hastwell, c/o C. N. Walton, 53, Westlands 
Road, Darlington. 725 seats. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is.^d. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Booked at New- 
castle. Station, Bedlington. 

Wallaw Cinema (we). Phone, Bedlington 
2259. — Prop., Wallaw Picture, Ltd., Ashing- 
ton, Northumberland. Booked at H.O. 
1,356 seats. Two shows nightly. Prices, 
7d. to is. 9d. Phone, Bedlington 2259. 

BEDWAS AND MACHEN (Monmouth), 
Pop. 6,800. 

Workmen's Hall (rca). Phone, Bedwas 23. — 
Props., Bedwas Workmen's Hall Institute. 
Booked at Hall. 732 seats. Two shows, 
Mon. and Sat. One, Tues., Wed. and Fri. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Stations, Bedwas 
and Caerphilly (B.R.). 

BEDWORTH (Warwick), Pop. 12,058. 

Palace (we), Leicester Road. Phone, Bed- 
worth 2286. — Props., Palace (Bedworth), 
Ltd., 687, Stratford Road, Birmingham. 
Phone, Springfield 21 11. 515 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous, Evenings. Mats., Wed. 
and Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. 
to 2s. 3d. Station, Bedworth. 



Plaza (we), King Street. Phone, Bedworth 
3296. — Props., Plaza (Bedworth), Ltd., 687, 
Stratford Road, Birmingham. Phone, Spring- 
field 2111. 352 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous, Evenings from 6 p.m. Prices, 
7d. to is. 9d. Station, Bedworth (B.R.). 

BEESTON (Notts ), Pop. 16,016. 

Astoria (btp), Lenton Abbey, Beeston. Phone, 
Beeston 54758. — Props., Lenton Abbey 
Astoria, Ltd., 42, Tyne Street, Nottingham. 
1,200 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. by H. Goodman. 
Phone, Nottingham 2968. Proscenium width, 
38 ft. Station, Beeston (B.R.). 

Majestic Cinema (bth), Queen's Road and 
Station Road. Phone, 55123. — Props., Hen- 
ton (Midlands), Ltd., 42, Tyne Street, Not- 
tingham. 1,040 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at 42, Tyne Street, 
Nottingham. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Station, Beeston (B.R.). 

Palladium Super Cinema (bth), High Road. 
Phone, Beeston 54619. — Props., Palladium 
(Beeston, Notts), Ltd., Burton Buildings, 
Parliament Street, Nottingham. Phone, Not- 
tingham 42081. 750 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Twice nightly. Mats., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. 
Two shows Sun. Occasional Variety. Stage, 
15 ft. deep. Prices, is. to 2s. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. 

Picture Palace (we), High Road. Phone, 
Beeston 54087— Prop., J. J. H. Allsop. 700 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Station, 
Beeston (B.R.) and Road Transport. 

BEIGHTON (Derby), Pop. 5,500. 
Central Cinema (bth), High Street. Phone, 
Woodhouse 40589. — 589 seats. Once nightly. 
Twice Sat. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Booked at 
Leeds. Station, Beighton (B.R.). 

BELL1NGHAM (Northumberland), Pop. 
2,583. 

The Town Hall Kinema (imperial). — Prop., 
Dales Cinema Co., Chayston, Chatsworth 
Avenue, Bishop Auckland. 230 seats. Two 
programmes weekly. Thurs. and Sat. 

BELPER (Derby), Pop. 13,500. 

Palace (we), King Street. Phone, Belper 153. 
Prop., Exors. of Thos. P. Moorley. 738 seats. 
One show nightly ; twice Sat. Mat., Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Booked by J. Pollard, 
Bentinck Chambers, Mansfield. Prices, 6d. 
to 2s. Width of proscenium, 24 ft. Stage, 
18 ft. Three dressing-rooms. Station, Bel- 
per (B.R.). 

Ritz (bth), King Street. — Props., Belper 
Public Hall Co., Ltd. Booked by J. Pollard, 
Bentinck Chambers, Mansfield. 666 seats. 
Once nightly, twice Sat. Prices, 6d. to 2s. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Station, Belper, 
(B.R.). 

BELTON, nr. Doncaster (Litres), Pop. 1528. 
Public Hall, Grey Green. — Prop., Trustees. 
Occasional shows. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 

BENTHAM (Yorks), Pop. 2,300. 
Picture House (imperial). — Prop., S. Wilkin- 
son. 299 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Not 
continuous. Booked at Leeds. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Station, Bentham (B.R.). 

BENTLEY with ARKSEY, near Doncaster 
(Yorks), Pop. 16,458. 

Coliseum (we). — 900 seats. 



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BERKELEY (Glos), Pop. 793. 

The Berkeley (ba), Station Road. — Prop., 
Lieut. -Col. A. G. Mason, High Street. Phone, 
Berkeley 35. 275 seats. Booked by Prop. 
Continuous, Mon. to Fri. Twice on Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. to 2s. 6d. 
Station, Berkeley (B.R.). Films by Road 
Transport. 

BERKHAMSTED (Herts), Pop. 8,053. 

Court Theatre (we), High Street. Phone, 
Berkhamsted 154. — Props., Shipman and 
King Cinemas, Ltd., Wellington House, 
Strand, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 5077. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 34 ft. 
Station, Berkhamsted (B.R.). 

Rex (rca). Phone, Berkhampsted 154. — Props., 
Shipman & King Cinemas, Ltd., Wellington 
House, Strand, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 
5077- Booked at H.O. Cafe. Station, Berk- 
hampsted (B.R.). 

BERWICK-ON-TWEED (Northumb.), Pop. 
11,290. 

Berwick Theatre (we). Phone, Berwick 268. — 
Props., Berwick Theatre Ltd., 3, Bridge 
Street, Berwick. Phone 203. 1,050 seats. 
Booked in Newcastle. Continuous. Prices, 
7d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 33 ft. 
Stage, 28 ft. deep. Six dressing-rooms. Cafe, 
and Dance Hall. Station, Berwick (B.R.). 

Playhouse (we). Phone, Berwick 6055. — 
Props., Alnwick Playhouse, Ltd. 952 seats. 
Booked at Hippodrome, Workington. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Stage, four 
dressing-rooms. Station, Berwick (B.R.). 

BEVERLEY (Yorks), Pop. 11,000. 

Marble Arch Palace (we), Butcher Row. 
Phone, Beverley 168. — Props., Marble Arch 
Picture Palace Co. (Beverley), Ltd. Phone, 
Hull 38036. 1,000 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Continuous from 6 p.m., Mat. Mon., Thurs,, 
Sat., from 1.30 p.m. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Stage, 14 ft. deep. 
Two dressing-rooms. Station, Beverley (B.R.). 

Picture Playhouse (Wired), Corn Exchange, 
Beverley. Phone, Beverley 15. — Prop., E. F. 
Symmons, 5, Eastgate. 450 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Two shows Sat. Mat. Mon. 
and Thurs. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

Regal (we), Norwood. Phone, Beverley 368. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
946 seats. Station, Beverley (B.R.) and Road 
Transport. 

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BEWDLEY (Worcs), Pop. 2,868. 
Garden Cinema (ba). Phone, Bewdley 26. — 
Prop., N. H. Pointon, Ingleside, 4, Mount 
Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent. Booked 
at H.O. 500 seats. Continuous Mon. to Fri., 
Mat. Sat. Prices, gd. to. 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Stage, 10 ft. deep. Two dressing- 
rooms. Station, Bewdley (B.R.). 

BEXHILL-ON-SEA (Sussex), Pop. 27,000 
Carlton Cinema (we), Town Hall Square. 
Phone, Bexhill .423. — Props., Mark's Cinema 
Circuit, 326, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. 
Phone, Collyhurst 2133. 437 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Station, Bexhill Central (B.R.) (from Charing 
Cross and Victoria). 



Gaiety (we). — Props., Gaiety (Bexhill), Ltd. 
Man. Dir. Randolph E. Richards, Picture- 
drome, Eastbourne. Phone, Eastbourne 144 1. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Bexhill Central 
(B.R.). 

Playhouse (we), Western Road. Phone. 
Bexhill 78. — Props., Kinema Playhouses, Ltd. 
Man. Dir., Randolph E. Richards. Booked at 
Picturedrome, Eastbourne. Phone 1441. 
898 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. 
Station, Bexhill (B.R.). 

Ritz (we), Buckhurst Road. Phone, Bexhill 600. 
— Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,142 seats. Booked at H.O. Contin- 
uous. 

BEXLEY AND BEXLEYHEATH (Kent) 
Pop. 47,677. 

Broadway Cinema (we), Broadway. — Prop., 
Harry Quinton, The Palace, Bexleyheath. 
Phone, 1999. 713 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 
Continuous. Booked at Palace. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Station, Bexleyheath (B.R.). 

Palace (btp). Phone, Bexley 1999. — Prop., 
Harry Quinton. 775 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at Hall. Prices, is. to 3s. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. Station, Bexleyheath. 

Regal (we), Broadway. Phone, Bexley 1680. — 
Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, 30-31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,928 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Bexleyheath (B.R.). Films by Road Trans- 
port. 

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BICESTER (Oxon), Pop. 3,109. 
Regal Cinema (btp), London Road. Phone, 
Bicester 169. — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
504 seats. 

BEDDULPH (Staffs ), Pop. 7,936. 

Palace (Vitavox), King Street. — Props., Palace 
Cinemas (Biddulph), Ltd. 500 seats. Booked 
at Hall. One show nightly. Prices, 3d. to 
is. 6d. Station, Tunstall (B.R.), and F.T.S. 

BIDEFORD (Devon), Pop. 8,782. 

Palace Theatre (bth). Phone, Bideford 213. — 
Props., Palace Theatre (Bideford), Ltd. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 9d. Booked at 
Regal Cinema Offices, Theatre Lane, Barn- 
staple. Proscenium width, 21 ft. 9 in. Stage, 
20 ft. deep. Station, Bideford (B.R.). 

Strand Cinema (bth). Phone, Bideford 70. — 
Props., Bideford Entertainments, Ltd. 800 
seats. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. 
Booked at Regal, Cinema Offices, Theatre 
Lane, Barnstaple. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Station, Bideford (B.R.). 

BIGGLESWADE (Beds), Pop. 5,844. 

Empire (ba), Hitchin Street. Phone, Biggles- 
wade 2297. — Props., Cox Cinema Co., Ltd. 
425 seats. Booked at Regal House, Biggles- 
wade. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Station, Biggleswade (B.R.). 

Regal (btp), Station Road. Phone, Biggleswade 
2230. — Props., Cox Cinema Co., Ltd., Regal 
House. Booked at H.O. 736 seats. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 



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BILLERICAY (Essex), Pop. 4,530. 
Ritz (btp), Chapen Street. Phone, Billericay 
259. — Props., J. H. L. Theatres, Ltd. Direc- 
tion, B. E. Fortesque, 27, Newman Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Museum 7237. 648 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 
Station, Billericay (B.R.). Films by Road 
Transport. 

BILLINGBOROUGH (Lixcs), Pop. 989. 
Foresters Hall (Imperial), 100 Vere Road. — 
Prop., P. J. Lintott, "Exeter," Southampton 
Road, West Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants. 
One show on Tues. ; Thur. and Fri. 198 seats. 
Prices, 8d. to is. 6d. Booked at 9, Geneva 
Street, Peterborough. Station, Peterborough, 
North. 

BILLINGE (Laxcs ), Pop. 5,000. 

Empress (wenzell). Main Street. Phone, 
Billinge 232. — Prop., W. Severn, 39, Charlotte 
Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Phone, 
Calthorpe 1323. 650 seats. Once nightly at 
7.30 p.m. Prices, 7d. to is. Booked at Liver- 
pool. Station, Orrell (B.R.). 

BILLINGHAM-ON-TEES (Durham), Pop. 
17,972. 

Picture House (we). Phone, Stockton 53311. — 
Props., Picture House (Billingham), Ltd. 700 
seats. Booked at Newcastle. Continuous. 
Prices, i^d. 'o is. od. Station, Billingham. 

BILLINGHAY (Lincoln), Pop. 1,500. 
Cosy Cinema (Gyrotone), Billinghay. — Prop., 
R. Gaskill. 240 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Once nightly. Two shows Sat. Proscenium 
width, 12 ft. Prices, 8d. to 2s. Station, 
Tattershall. 

BILSTON (Staffs), Pop. 31,248. 

Alhambra (we), High Street. Phone, Bilston 
41400. — Props., Magnet Entertainments, Ltd. 
Broadlands, Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton. 
Phone, Penn 36176. 530 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, is. and is. 9d. Booked by C. Hutchin, 

37, John Bright Street, Birmingham, 1. 
Variety booked by C. Roylatt. Proscenium 
width,~28 ft. Three dressing-rooms. Station, 
Bilston (B.R.). 

Coseley Picture House (Gyrotone), near 
Bilston. Phone, Sedgley 3256. — Prop., W. J. 
Page, "The Bungalow," Ivy House Lane, 
Coseley, near Bilston. 400 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous nightly. Mats., Mon., 
Thurs., Sat. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Pro- 
scenium width, 20 ft. Station, Coseley (B.R.). 

Odeon, Lichfield Street. Phone, Bilston 41025. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.I. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. 

Savoy (bth). Phone, Bilston 41398. — Props., 
Astel Pictures, Ltd., C. S. Joseph Circuit, 

38, John Bright Street, Birmingham, 1. Phone, 
Mid. 1933. 720 seats. Continuous. Mats., 
Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Prices, 9d. to is. gd. 
Station, Bilston (B.R.). 

Theatre Royal (bth). Phone, Bilston 41001. — 
Props., Astel Pictures, Ltd., C. S. Joseph 
Circuit, 38, John Bright Street, Birmingham, r. 
Phone, Mid 1933. 700 seats. Once nightly, 
Mon. to Fri. Two shows Sat. Prices, is. to 
3s. Proscenium width, 26 ft. ; stage, 25 ft. 
deep. Six dressing-rooms. 

BINGLEY (Yorks ), Pop. 20,553. 

Hippodrome (we), Main Street. Phone, Bingley 
174. — Props., Bingley Hippodrome, Ltd., Old 
Bank Chambers, Ke'ighley. Phone, Keighley 



2264. 739 seats. Booked at Leeds. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. 
to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 26 ft. Station, 
Bingley. 

Myrtle Cinema (we). Phone, Bingley 211. — 
Props., Bingley Cinema, Ltd., 9, Henry 
Street, Keighley. Phone, 3771. 900 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2S. 6d. 

BIRCHINGTON (Kent). 
Ritz Cinema (rca). Phone, Birchington 86. — 
Props., H. & T. Cinemas, Ltd. Prices, is. to 
2S. 3d. Station, Birchington-on-Sea (B.R.). 

BIRKENHEAD (Cheshire), Pop. 147,946. 

Claughton Picture House (bth), Claughton, 
Road. Phone, Birkenhead 2029. — Prop., 
Claughton Picture House Co., Ltd., 20, 
Castle Street. Phone, Central 3401. 800 
seats. Booked at Liverpool Cinema Feature 
Film Co., Ltd., 92A, Bold Street, Liverpool. 
Continuous evenings ; daily mat. 

Coliseum Picture House (we), Tranmere. — 
Props., S.M. Associated Cinemas, Ltd. 
Man. Dir., Southan Morris, Morris House, 
1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. 

Empire Cinema (we), Conway Street. Phone, 
Birkenhead 1815. — Props., S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan Morris, 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 

Gaumont, Park Road East. — Circuits Man- 
agement Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Continuous from 1 p.m. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Plaza Theatre (we), Borough Road. Phone, 
Birkenhead 11 19. — Props., Bedford Cinemas 
(1928), Ltd., 19, Castle Street, Liverpool. 
Phone, Central 1544. 2,293 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous from 2.30 p.m. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 3d. Stage, 18 ft. deep ; four 
dressing-rooms. 

Queen's Hall, Claughton Road. Phone, 
Birkenhead 1498. — Circuits Management As- 
sociation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous evenings ; 
daily mat. ; Sun. opening. Prices, 6d. to 
iod. 

Regal (we), Bebington Road. — Props., S. M. 
Associated Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan 
Morris, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 

Regent Picture House (we), Church Road, 
Tranmere. Phone, Rock Ferry 611. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. 1,086 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Mat., daily. Station, Central, 
Mersey R. 

Rex (we). — Props., S.M. Associated Cinemas, 
Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan Morris, Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 3242. In course of con- 
struction. 

Rio (bth), Price Street. Phone, Birkenhead 
2093. — Props., S.M. Associated Cinemas, 
Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan Morris, Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 3242. 

Ritz, Claughton Road. — Props., S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan Morris. 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 



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Roxy (bth), Charing Cross. Phone, Birken- 
head 1911. — Props., S.M. Associated Cinemas, 
Ltd. Man. Dir., Southan Morris, Morris House, 
1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. 

Savoy (rca), Argyle Street. Phone, Birkenhead 
2738. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 2,000 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Station, Woodside, Birken- 
head, Mersey R. 

Super Cinema, Conway Street. Phone, Birken- 
head 2211. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous from 1.30 p.m. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Central Station (B.R.). 

BIRMINGHAM (Warwick), Pop. 1,002,413. 

Adelphi Super Cinema (bth), Hay Mills. 
Phone, Victoria 1208. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,248 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Albion Picture Theatre (we), Holyhead 
Road. Phone, Northern 0433. — Props., Albion 
Picture Theatres, Ltd. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. . 1,200 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. 

Alhambra (rca), Moseley Road. Phone, Victoria 
2000. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,348 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. 

Apollo Picture Playhouse (bth), Tyburn 
Road. Phone, Erdington 0834. — Props., Apollo 
Picture Playhouse, Ltd., 8, Waterloo Street, 
Birmingham. Phone, Mid. 4173. 1,225 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Stations, New Street, and Snow 
Hill (B.R.). Films by Road Transport. 

Ashted Row Picture House (we). Phone, 
Aston Cross 3432. — Props., Ashted Row Pic- 
tures, Ltd. 772 seats. Booked at Lombard 
House, Great Charles Street, Birmingham. 
Continuous from 2 p.m. daily. Sunday, 
from 4 p.m. Prices, 7d. to is. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Road Transport. 

Aston Cross Picture House (rca), Lichfield 
Road. Phone, East 0430. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 891 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
East 0430. Stations, New Street, Snow Hill 
(B.R.). 

Astoria Cinema (rca). Phone, Aston Cross 
2384. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone j 
Gerrard 7887. 930 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Stations, New Street , Snow Hill 
(B.R.). 

Atlas Cinema (we), Flaxley Road, Stechford. 
Phone, Stechford 2206. — Props., Atlas Picture 
House, Ltd., 962, Alum Rock Road, Birming- 
ham. 1,378 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous, Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Sat., 
from 2 p.m., Tues. and Fri., from 5 p.m. 
Sun., from 4 p.m. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 

Beacon Cinema (bth), Clifton Circuit, Great 
Barr. Phone, Great Barr 1415. — Props., 
Beacon Cinema (Great Barr), Ltd. 1,228 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous 
from 2.15 p.m. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 6in. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Great Barr (B.R.). 

Beacon. Phone, Smethwick 1045. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
962 sea,ts. 



Beaufort Cinema (we), Coleshill Road, Ward 
End. — (Clifton Circuit). Props., Beaufort 
Cinema (Birmingham), Ltd. Licensee, John 
T. Jackson. 1,584 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 
35 ft. 

Birchfield Picture House (rca), Perry Barr. 
Phone, 4333. — Props., Birchfield Picture 
House, Ltd. 920 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous from' 2 o'clock daily. Sun. from 
4 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 

Bristol Cinema (bth), Bristol Road, Birming- 
ham, 5. Phone, Calthorpe 1904. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. 1,714 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Stations, New Street, Snow 
Hill, and F.T.S. 

Broadway Cinema (bth), Bristol Street. Phone, 
Midland 1761.— Prop., Mrs. N. C. Smith. 
880 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. F.T.S. 

Capitol Cinema (we), Ward End. Phone, East 
0528. — Props., Capitol Cinema (Ward End), 
Ltd. 1,410 seats. Booked by B. T. Davis, 
Lombard House, Gt. Charles Street, Birm- 
ingham. Res. Man. and Licensee, Wm. 
Moseley. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Station, Stechford. 

Carlton (bth), Taunton Road, Sparkbroek 
Phone, South 0861. — Props., Victoria Play- 
house (Birmingham), Ltd., Victoria Road, 
Birmingham. Phone, East 0479. 1,504 seats 
Continuous from 6 p.m. Mats., Mon., Thurs. 
and Sat. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Staticn, 
New Street (B.R.). 

Clifton Cinema (bth), Walsall Road, Great 
Barr. Phone, Great Barr 1288. — Props., 
Clifton Cinema (Great Barr), Ltd., Rosum- 
court, Bloxwich Road, Leamore, Walsall. 
Phone, Bloxwich 66170. 1,282 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous daily from 2 p.m. 
Booked at Cinema Accessories, Ltd., 6, Cor- 
poration Street, Birmingham. Proscenium 
width, 48 ft. Station, Great Barr (B.R.). 

Coronet Cinema (we), Coventry Road, Small 
Heath. Phone, Victoria 0420. — Props., Coro- 
net Cinema (Small Heath), Ltd. 1,155 seats. 
Booked at Kingston Cinema. Continuous 
from 2 p.m. Fri., from 5 p.m. Prices, iod. 
to is. gd. Station, New Street (B.R.). 
Film Transport. 

Crown Theatre (we), Icknield Port Road. 
Phone, Edgbaston 1122. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,326 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Stations, New Street, 
and Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Danilo (rca), Bristol Road, South Longbridge. 
Phone, Priory 2470. — Props., S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan 
Morris. Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
1,417 seats. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Danilo (rca), Quinton. — Props., S.M. Associated 
Cinemas, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Southan 
Morris, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
1,598 seats. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Elite Picture House (bth), Soho Road, 
Handsworth. Phone, Northern 0665. — Props., 
Elite (Soho Road), Picture House, Ltd. 900 
seats. Booked at Hall. Evenings. Con- 



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tinuous. Mats., Mon., Wed., Thurs. Con- 
tinuous. Sat. and Sim. Proscenium width, 
30 ft. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Stations, New 
Street and Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Empress Cinema (Gyrotone), Witton- Phone, 
East 0804. — Props., Suburban Halls, Ltd. 
550 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, 5d. to is. gd. Station, Witton (B.R.). 

Era Cinema (bth), Bordesley Green. Phone, 
Victoria 0543. — Prop., N. C. Smith, 70, New- 
hall Street, Birmingham. Phone, Central 
1641. 653 seats. Continuous, except Tues. 
and Fri. at 5 p.m. Prices, iod. to is. 6d. 
Booked at Warwick Cinema, Acocks Green. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. 

Forum (we). Phone, Midland 4549. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7S87. 
1,259 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Station, New Street (B.R.). 

Futurist Theatre (we), John Bright Street. 
Phone, Midland 0292. — Props., Greater 
Scala (Birmingham), Ltd., 21, Bennett's 
Hill, Birmingham. Phone, Mid. 0347. 1,209 
seats. Continuous. Cafe attached. Booked 
by Liverpool Cinema Feature Film Co., Ltd., 
92a, Bold Street, Liverpool. Station, New 
^Street (B.R.). 

Gaiety (rca). Phone, Central 6649. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,487 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Gaumont Cinema, Steelhouse Lane. Phone, 
Central 3014. — Circuits Management Associa- 
tion, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. gd. to 3s. 6d. 
Cafe attached. Station, Snow Hill (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Globe Electric Palace (rca), High Street, 
Aston. Phone, Aston Cross 0652. — Prop., 
Lyons Estate, 117, Colmore Row, Birmingham. 
700 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Mat. 
daily. Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. and 
iod. 

Grand Picture House (bth), Alum Rock 
Road. Phone, East 0471. — Props., Saltley 
Grand Picture House Co., Ltd., 84, Colmore 
Row, Birmingham. Phone, Central 3843- 
806 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Station, New Street (B.R.). Films per F.T. Co. 

Grand Picture Palace (btp), Soho Road, 
Handsworth. Phone, Northern 0595. — Prop., 
C. G. H. S. Cinema Co., Ltd., 84, Colmore 
Road, Birmingham. Phone, Central 3843. 
728 seats. Continuous from 2.30 p.m. Mon. 
and Wed., 5.30 p.m. Tues., Thur., Fri. and Sat. 
4 p.m. Sun. Two changes weekly. Prices, 9d. 
to is. 6d. Booked at Hall. Road Transport. 

Grange Super Cinema (we), Coventry Road, 
Small Heath. Phone, Victoria 0434. — Props., 
Coronet Cinema (Small Heath), Ltd., 75, New 
Street. Phone, Mid. 5707- 1,31° seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous daily from 2.30 
p.m. ; Fri. from 5 p.m. ; Sun. from 4 p.m. 
Prices, iod. to is. gd. Stations, Snow Hill 
and New Street (B.R.). 

Green Lane Picture House (rca), Green Lane, 
Small Heath. Phone, Victoria 0504. — Props., 
G. L. Cinemas, Ltd., Lombard House, Gt. 
Charles Street, Birmingham. Phone, Central 
3656. 772 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous 
from 5,30 p.m. Mats. Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 
Children's Mat. Sat. Two changes weekly. 



Prices, iod. to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 
25 ft. Stations, New Street or Snow Hill 
(B.R.). 

Grove Cinema (we) (Clifton Circuit), Dudley 
Road, Birmingham. Phone, Smethwick 0343. 
— Props., Grove Cinema (Birmingham), Ltd. 
1,609 seats. Continuous. Mon. to Fri. from 
2 p.m., Sat. from 4 p.m. Mat. at 1.30. Sun. 
at 4 p.m. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Booked at 
Cinema Accessories, Ltd., 6, Corporation 
Street, Birmingham. Stations, New Street, 
and Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Harborne Picture House. Phone, Harbome 
1281. — Circuits Management Association,Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous, 
6 to 10.30. Mats. Mon., Thurs. and Sat., at 2. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 

High gate Picture Theatre (bth), Darwin 
Street. — Prop., Jack Dean. (Closed.) 

King's Norton Cinema (we). Phone io7g. — 
Props., King's Norton Picture House Co., 
Ltd., The Green. 1,142 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous daily. Booked at Birming- 
ham. Phone, io7q. Film Transport. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Kingston cinema (we), Coventry Road, Small 
Heath. Phone, Victoria 263g. — Props., 
Coronet Cinema (Small Heath), Ltd. 1,475 
seats. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

Kingsway Cinema (we), King's Heath. Phone, 
Highbury 1352. — Props., Kingsway Cinema 
(King's Heath), Ltd., Birmingham. 1,362 seats. 
Booked at 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham. 
Continuous daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Station, Birmingham. 

Luxor (bth), Balsall Heath Road. Phone, 
Calthorpe 2008. — Props., Luxor Cinema 
(Birmingham), Ltd., Victoria Playhouse, 
Aston. Phone, East 047g. 650 seats. Prices, 
7d. to is. 6d. Continuous evenings. Mats. 
Sat. Booked at Carlton Cinema, Sparkbrook, 
Birmingham. Proscenium width, 25 ft. 
Station, Birmingham. 

Lyric Picture Playhouse (bth), Edward 
Street, Parade. Phone, Central 6630. — Props., 
Birmingham Lyric Picture Playhouse, Ltd., 
Parade, Birmingham. Phone, Central 6630. 
1,100 seats. Booked at Hall by Man. Con- 
tinuous. Daily Mat., except Fri. Prices, iod. 
to is. 9d. Stations, New Street and Snow Hill 
(B.R.). 

Mayfair Cinema (rca), College Road, Perry 
Common. Phone, Erdington 1773. — Props., 
Mayfair Cinema (Birmingham), Ltd., 117, 
Colmore Row, Birmingham. 1,606 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Daily Mat. 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 45 ft. 
F.T.S. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Maypole linema (bth), Alcester Road, South, 
King's Heath. — Props., Maypole Cinema, Ltd. 
1, iog seats. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Continuous. 
Booked at Cinema Accessories, Ltd., 6, 
Corporation Street, Birmingham. Proscenium 
width, 45 ft. 10 in. N.F.T. 

Moseley Picture House (bth), Moseley Road. 
Phone, Calthorpe 1753. — Props., Parry Amal- 
gamations, Ltd. 650 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Station, 
Camp Hill. 

New Imperial Super Cinema (we). 516, 
Moseley Road. Phone, Calthorpe 2283. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 963 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Stations, New Street and Snow 
Hill (B.R.). 



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New Regent (ba), Ledsam Street. Phone, 
Edgbaston 1113. — Props., Ladywood Pictures, 
Ltd., Lombard House, Gt. Charles Street, 
Birmingham. 700 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. Stations, New 
Street and Snow Hill (B.R1). 

News Theatre (bth), High Street. Phone, 
Midland 0260. — Props., Jacey Cinemas, Ltd. 
Continuous. Programme of News and Interest 
lasting 75 minutes. Prices, iod. and is. 8d. 

Newtown Palace (we), Newtown Row. 
Phone, Aston Cross 5379. — Props., Newtown 
Palace, Ltd. 1,362 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Full size stage ; seven dressing-rooms. 
Proscenium width, 33 ft. Continuous from 
2.30 p.m., Sun., at 3 p.m. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 

Northfield Cinema (ba), Bristol Road, South 
Northfield. Phone, Priory 1463. — Props., 
Northfield Pictures, Ltd. 1,178 seats. Even- 
ings. Continuous. Booked at Hall. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 36 ft. 
Station, Northfield (B.R.). 

Oak Cinema (we), Selly Oak. Phone, Selly 
Oak 0139. — Props., Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,506 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Selly Oak. 

Odeon, Stratford Road. Phone, Shirley 1183. 
— Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
.Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 

Odeon, Birchfield Road, Perry Barr. Phone, 
Birchfield 4453. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Station, Perry Barr (B.R.). 

Odeon, Kingstanding. Phone, Sutton 2551.— 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 

Odeon, Hagley Road, West Warley. Phone, 
Bearwood 1549. — Circuits Management Asso- 
ciation, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Odeon. Phone, Midland 6101-2. — Circuits Man- 
agement Association Ltdr, Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. gd. to 4s. 6d. Cafe. Station, 
New Street (B.R.). 

Olton Cinema (we), Warwick Road, Olton, 
near Birmingham. Phone, Aco. osg3. — Props., 
Lombard House, Great Charles Street, 
Birmingham. Phone, Cen. 3656. 1,418 seats. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Booked 'at H.O. 
Continuous. Station, Olton. 

Olympia Picture House (rca), Ladypool 
Road, Sparkbrook. Phone, Victoria 0124. — 
Props., Lyons Estate, Birmingham. 800 
seats. Continuous from 2 p.m. daily ; Sun., 
at 3 p.m. Prices, iod. and 7d. Station, 
New Street (B.R.). 

Orient (we), Six Ways, Aston. Phone, North- 
ern 1615. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,573 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. 

Palace (we), High Street, Erdington. Phone, 
Erdington 1623. Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,348 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Cafe, Ballroom and 
Tennis Courts attached. Station, Erdington, 



Palladium (we), Soho Hill, Hockley, Hands- 
worth. Phone, Northern 0380. — Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 917 seats. Continuous. Station, 
Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Pavilion (we), Stirchley. Phone, King's 
Norton 1241. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,010 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe\ 

Pavilion (we), Wylde Green. Phone, Erdington 
0224. — Props., Pavilion (Wylde Green), Ltd. 
Controlled by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,128 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous from 2 p.m. Station, 
Chester Road, Erdington. 

Piccadilly Super Cinema (we), Stratford 
Road. Phone Victoria 1688. — Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. i,gog seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. 

Picture House (rca), Monument Road 
Phone, Edgbaston 3273. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., i4g /151, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,660 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Picture House (we), High Street, Erdington. 
Phone, Erdington 1484. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 540 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Plaza (bth), Stockland Green. Phone, Erding- 
ton 1048. — Prop., Stockland Green Play- 
house, Ltd., 43, Cannon Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Midland 5221. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Stations, New Street and Snow Hid (B.R.). 

Regal Cinema (we), Soho Road, Handsworth. 
Phone, Northern 1801. — Prop., x\ssociated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,112 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Stations, 
Snow Hill or New Street (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Rialto (bth), Stratford Road, Hall Green. 
Phone, Springfield 1270. — Prop., Springfield 
Picture Playhouse, Ltd., Daimler House, 33, 
Paradise Street, Birmingham. Phone, Mid. 
5450. 960 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 39 ft. Station, Hall Green and F.T.S. 

Ritz Cinema (we), Bordesley Green East. 
Phone, Victoria 1070. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked at. 
HO. 1,442 seats. Continuous. Stations, 
New Street, or Stechford (B.R.). 

Robin Hood Theatre (we), Stratford Road, 
Hall Green. Phone, Springfield 2371. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,498 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Stations, Snow Hill and 
New Street. 

Rock Cinema (we), Alum Rock Road, Saltley. 
Phone, East 0476.— Prop., Regalia Cinema 
Co. (Birmingham), Ltd. 1,600 seats. Prices, 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Films by Road Transport. Station 
New Street, (B.R.). 

Rookery (we), Rookery Road, Handsworth. 
Phone, Northern 0691. — Deecee Cinemas, 
Ltd., Bishop Aukland. 600 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Mat., Mon. and Wed- 



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BIRMINGHAM— continued. 

Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Proscenium width, 18 ft. Station, Snow Hill, 
(B.R.). 

Royalty (we), High Street, Harborne. Phone, 
Harborne, 1619. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,494 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. 

Rubery Cinema (btp), New Road. Phone, 
Rubery 193. — Props., Northfield Pictures, 
Ltd., Bristol Road, South Northfield, Bir- 
mingham. Phone, Pri. 1463. 1,042 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Evenings 
only, Tues., Wed. and Fri. Mat., Sat. 
Proscenium width, 35 ft. Booked at North- 
field Cinema. Stations, Longbridge and 
Northfield and F.T.S. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Savoy (bth), Breedon Cross, King's Norton. 
Phone, King's Norton 1069. — Prop., Parry 
Amalgamations, Ltd., 28, Sheepcote Street, 
Birmingham. Phone, Midland 3843. Booked 
at Birmingham. 950 seats. Continuous daily 
from 2 p.m. ; Sun., from 3 p.m. Prices, gd. 
to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Station, 
Lifford, King's Norton. 

Scala Theatre (we), Smallbrook Street. 
Phone, Midland 0578. — Prop., Greater Scala 
(Birmingham), Ltd., 21, Bennetts Hill, Bir- 
mingham. Phone, Midland 0347. 794 seats. 
Booked by Liverpool Cinema Feature Film 
Co., Ltd., 92a, Bold Street, Liverpool. Con- 
tinuous. One change weekly. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. Station, New Street. 

Sheldon Cinema (we), Coventry Road. Phone, 
She. 2158. — Prop., Coronet Cinema (Small 
Heath), Ltd., 75, New Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Midland 5707- 1,481 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2S. 3d. Continuous, 2.30 p.m. daily. 
Booked at Kingston Cinema. Station, Bir- 
mingham (B.R.). 

Solihull Cinema (bth), High Street. Phone, 
Solihull 0398. — Prop., Solihull Picture House 
Co., Ltd., Victoria Playhouse, Victoria Road, 
Aston, Birmingham. 600 seats. Booked at 
Carlton Cinema, Taunton Road, Sparkbrook. 
Birmingham. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 
2S. 9d. Station, Solihull (B.R.). 

Springfield (we), Stratford Road, Sparkhill. 
Phone, Spr. 2396. — Props., Parry Amalgama- 
tions, Ltd., 28, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Midland 4493. 618 seats. Continu- 
ous from 2 p.m. Three changes weekly. 
Prices, is. to 2s. Booked by J. Levey, 
Moseley Picture House. Station, Hall Green 
(B.R.). 

Star Picture House (we), Slade Road, 
Phone, East 0461. — Prop., William Devey. 
19, Park Avenue, Handsworth. Phone, Nor. 
0328. 946 seats. Continuous from 2.30 
p.m., daily ; Sun, from 4.30 p.m. Prices, 
iod. to is. 9d. Booked at Hall. Proscenium 
width, 36 ft. by 32 ft. Phone, East 0461. 
Stations, New Street and Snow Hill. 

Tatler (bth), Station Street. Phone, Midland 
1556. — Prop., Jacey Cinemas, Ltd., Somerset 
House, Temple Street, Birmingham. Phone, 
Midland 2491. 385 seats. Continuous. Sun., 
from 3 p.m. Prices, iod. and is. 8d. Booked 
at H.O. Station, Birmingham (B.R.). 

Tivoli (we). Yardley. Phone, Acocks Green 
0808. — Prop., Tivoli Cinema (Yardley), Ltd., 
Coventry Road, South Yardley. 1,342 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous, daily from 2.30 
p.m. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Station, New Street. 



Triangle Cinema (rca), Gooch Street. Phone, 
Calthorpe 1060. — Props., Lyons Estate, 
King's Court, 117, Colmore Row, Birmingham. 
Phone, Central 5278. 643 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous from 5.30 p.m. Mats., 
Mon. and Thurs. Children's Mat., Sat. 
Prices, 7d. and iod. Station, New Street or 
Snow Hill. 

Tudor Theatre (rca), Haunch Lane, Yardley 
Wood (Clasitone). Phone, Highbury 11 61. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Lane, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,328 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Stations, New Street and 
Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Tyseley Cinema (we), Warwick Road, Tyseley. 
Phone, Acocks Green 0133. — Props., Cinema 
(Tyseley), Ltd., 6, Beverley Gardens, Stan- 
more, Middlesex. Phone, Harrow 6871. 
Continuous, Mon. and Thurs. only. Booked 
at H.O. 955 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 4d. 

Victoria Playhouse (bth), Victoria Road, 
Aston. Phone, East 0479. — Props., Victoria 
Playhouse (Birmingham), Ltd. 1,300 seats. 
Booked at Carlton Cinema, Sparkbrook, 
Birmingham, 12. Phone, South 0861. Mats., 
daily. Paces, iod. to 2s. 

Villa Cross Picture House, Handsworth. 
Phone, Birmingham 0607. — Circuits Manage- 
ment Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous from 2 p.m. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Stations, New Street, 
(B.R.) and Snow Hill (B.R.). 

Warwick (bth), Westley Road, Acocks Green. 
Phone, Acocks Green 0766. — Props., Broad- 
way Cinema Circuit (N. C. Smith). Gen. and 
Booking Manager, B. H. Paul. 1,260 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous daily from 
2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Station, 
Acocks Green. 

West End Cinema (baf), Suffolk Street. 
Phone, Midland 0022. — Circuits Manage- 
ment Association, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Cafe and 
Dance Hall attached. Prices, is. gd. to 3s. 6d. 
Station, New Street. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Winson Green Picture House (we), Winson 
Green Road. Phone, Northern 1790. — Prop., 
Winson Green Picture Palace Co., Ltd. 
1,160 seats. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Booked at Hall. Prices, iod. to 
is. gd. Motor Transport. 

BIRSTALL (Leics ), Pop. 796. 
Lawn Cinema (we). Phone, Leicester 89864. — ■ 
Props., Birstall Cinema Co., Ltd. Phone, 
Leicester 89864. 758 seats. Continuous from 
6 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. Booked at Magna Cinema, Wigston. 
Station, Leicester (London Road) (B.R.). 

BIRSTALL (Yorks ), Pop. 7,205. 

Low Lane Cinema (ba). Phone, Batley 275. — 
Prop., Varieties (Yorkshire), Ltd. 500 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Station, Brad- 
ford (B.R.). Films collected in Leeds. 

Princess Picture Palace (we), Market Street. 
Phone, Batley 470. — Prop., Pictures (Birstall), 
Ltd. 704 seats. Booked at Leeds. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Films by Road Transport. 

BIRTLEY (Co. Durham), Pop. 11,279. 

Apollo (we), Jones Street. Phone, Birtley 123. 
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7d. to is. Continuous. Booked at New- 
castle. Proscenium width, 32 ft. Station, 
Birtiey. 

Plaza (we). Phone, Birtiey 172. — Props., 
Birtiey Cinema, Ltd., 40, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle. Phone, 22401. 1,303 seats. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Continuous. 

Theatre Royal (bth), Orchard Street. — Prop., 
F. J. Russell, " Whiterigg," Durham Road, 
South, Low Fell, Gateshead. Phone, Low 
Fell 76862. 750 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at Newcastle. Prices, 4d. to is. Stage, 15 ft. 
deep. Three dressing-rooms. Proscenium 
width, 23 ft. Station, Birtiey. (B.R.). 

BISHOP AUCKLAND (Co. Durham), Pop. 
12,269. 

Eden. Phone, Bishop Auckland 121. — Props., 
Essoldo Circuit. 764 seats. Booked at 52, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
8863. Continuous. 

Grand Theatre (Gyrotone), West Auckland. — 
Props., Etherington Bros. 600 seats. Booked 
at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Once nightly includ- 
ing Sunday. Two shows Sat. Prices, 5d. 
to is. Proscenium width, 26 ft. Station, 
West Auckland (B.R.). 

Hippodrome Picture House (awh), Railway 
Street. Phone, Bishop Auckland 121. — 
Props., Essoldo Circuit. 900 seats. Booked 
at 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Twice 
nightly. Two changes weekly and Sunday 
programme. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. 

King's Hall (awh). Phone, Bishop Auckland 
121. — Props., Essoldo Circuit. 1,050 seats. 
Booked at 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Cafe 
and Dance Hall. Station, Bishop Auckland. 

Odeon. Phone, Bishop Auckland 552. — Circuits 
Management Association, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. 

Town Hall Cinema (kalee), St. John's Chapel. 
■ — Props., Weardale Cinemas, Ltd., St. 
John's Chapel, Bishop Auckland. 360 seats. 
Prices, 4d. to is. 6d. Booked at Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Not 
continuous. Station, St. John's Chapel 
(B.R.). 

BISHOP'S CASTLE (Salop), Pop. 1,267. 
Plaza. 

BISHOP'S STORTFORD (Herts), Pop. 
9,509. 

Phoenix (ba), South Street. Phone, Bishop's 
Stortford 1226.— Prop., E. E. Smith, The 
Regent, Bishop's Stortford. 528 seats. Booked 
at Regent. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. 
Station, Bishop's Stortford (B.R.). Cambs. 
and District Film Transport. 

Regent (ba), South Street. — Prop., E. E. Smith, 
1,000 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 3s. Phone, Bishop's Stortford, 
456. Station, Bishop's Stortford (B.R.). 
Films by Cambs. and District Transport. 

BISHOP'S WALTHAM (Hants ), Pop. 2,600. 

Palace Cinema (kalee), High Street. — Prop., 
Summit Cinemas, Ltd., 66, Marlborough 
Road, Harrow, Middlx. Phone, Harrow 
0475. 200 seats. Separate shows. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Botley. Films per Hants, and Wilts. Film 
Transport. 



BLACKBURN (Lancs.), Pop. 122,695. 

Alexandra Picture Theatre (Gramo-Radio), 
Dock Street, Eanam. Phone, Blackburn 
5748. — Prop., Ainsworth and Hudson. 450 
seats. One show nightly. Mats., Thurs. 
and Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. 
to 9d. 

Cinema Royal (we). Phone, Blackburn 6810. 
— Prop., Northern Theatres Co., Ltd., 5, 
Rawson Street, Halifax, i.soo seats. Cafe 
attached. Booked at H.O. Station, Black- 
burn (B.R.). 

Co-op. Cinema (bth), George Street, Whalley. 
Phone, Whalley 2191. — Props., Billington 
and Whalley Co-Operative Society, Whalley. 
470 seats. Once nightly. Twice, Sat. Prices, 
5d. to is. Booked at General Office. Station, 
Whalley (B.R.). 

Empire (we), Aqueduct Road, Ewood. Phone, 
Blackburn 5615. — Props., Northern Theatres 
Co., Ltd., 5, Rawson Street, Halifax. Phone, 
2267. 1,000 seats. Once nightly, Mon. to 
Fri. Two shows Sat. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Blackburn. 

King's Hall (we), Bank Top. Phone, Black- 
burn 44627.— Prop., Messrs. Cowell and Beet. 
620 seats. Booked at Hall. Once nightly. 
Twice nightly, Sat. Three mats, weekly. 
Prices, 7d. to is. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 
Station, Blackburn (B.R.). 

Majestic Cinema (we), King William Street. 
Phone, Blackburn 6433. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,519 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

New Central Hall (rca), Mincing Lane. 
Phone, Blackburn 6357. — Prop., Proprietary 
Theatres,- Ltd., Newgate Chambers, Rochdale. 
Phone, 4451. 1,319 seats. Continuous even- 
ings. Mat. daily. Three shows Sat. Prices, 
is. to is. gd. Booked at H.O. Proscenium 
width, 22 ft. Station, Blackburn (B.R.). 

Olympia (we), St. Peter's Street. Phone, 
Blackburn 6498. — Prop., Proprietary Theatres, 
Ltd., Newgate Chambers, Rochdale. Phone, 
4451. 1,360 seats. Continuous nightlv. 
Twice nightly, Sats. Mats., daily. Prices, 
is. to is. 9d. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Blackburn (B.R.). 

Palace (rca). Phone, Blackburn 5129. — 
Props., the Macnaghten Vaudeville Circuit, 
Ltd. 1,250 seats. Continuous daily. Three 
separate shows Sats. and Bank Holidays. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Cafe attached. Book- 
ing manager, Wilfred Bryan, 27, York Street, 
Sheffield. 

Palladium (we), New Chapel Street, Mill Hill, 
near Blackburn. Phone, Blackburn 6240. 
Prop., Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326. Cheetham 
Hill Road, Manchester. Phone, Collyhurst 
2133. 700 seats. One show nightly, Sats. 
two shows. Mat., Sat. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 16 ft. Prices, 7d. to is. 
Station, Mill Hill (B.R.). 

Rialto .Super Cinema and Cafe (we), Penny 
Street. Phone, Blackburn 4246. — Prop., Pro- 
prietary Theatres, Ltd., Newgate Chambers, 
Rochdale, Lancs. Phone, Rochdale 4451, 
1,878 seats. Separate shows. Prices, is. gd. 
to 2S. gd. Booked at H.O. Cafe. Station. 
Blackburn (B.R.). 

Roxy Cinema (btp), King Street. Phone, 
Blackburn 6648. — Prop., R. W. Myers, 242, 
Whalley New Road, Blackburn. 1,300 seats. 
One show nightly. Three Sat. Mat., Mon. 
and Thur. Booked at Hall. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to is, gd. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Station, Blackburn. (B.R.) 



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BLACKBURN — continued. 

Savoy Picture House (rca), Bolton Road. 
Phone, Blackburn 5233. — Props., Mac- 
naghten Vaudeville Circuit, Ltd. 1,017 seats. 
Booked at Sheffield. Continuous from 6 p.m. 
Mon. to Fri. three shows, Saturday. Mats., 
Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 
25 ft. Station, Blackburn (B.R.). 

Star Cinema (we), Plane Street. Phone, 
Blackburn 6249. — Directors, Edward Taylor 
& Sons. 750 seats. Booked at Hall. Once 
nightly. Mats., Mon., Thurs. and Sat. 
Prices, is. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 
29ft. Cafe attached. Station, Blackburn. 

Victoria Cinema (we), Victoria Hall, Eanam 
Bridge. Phone, Blackburn 5152. — Props., 
Victoria Cinema (Blackburn), Ltd., Eanam 
Bridge, Blackburn. 800 seats. One show 
nightly ; two on Sat. ; Mats., Mon., Tues., 
Thurs. and Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Booked at Manchester. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. 

BLACKHALL COLLIERY (Co. Durham). 
Regal Cinema (btp). 

BLACKHALL MILL (Co. Durham), Pop. 
5,000. 

Palace Cinema (bth), Mill Road. Phone, 
Chopwell 237. — Props., Derwent Cinemas, Ltd. 
Derwent Street, Chopwell, Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. Phone, Chopwell 246. 550 seats. 
Booked at Newcastle. Separate shows. 
Two changes. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Stage, 
22 ft. deep ; three dressing-rooms. Station, 
Rowlands Gill (B.R.). 

BLACKHEATH (Worcs), Pop. 15,926. 

Kings. 

Odeon, Long Lane. Phone, Blackbeath 1036. — 
Circuits Management Association, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Station, Black- 
heath and Rowley Regis (B.R.). 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 106 

Rex. 

BLACKHILL (Co. Durham), Pop. 5,141. 
Olympia (we). Phone, Consett 130. — Prop., 
Consett Cinemas, Ltd., 45, Heaton Road, 
Newcastle - upon - Tyne. Phone, Newcastle 
56080. 641 seats. Continuous from 5.45 
p.m. Booked at H.O. Prices, gd. to is. gd. 
Phone, Consett 130. Station, Blackhill. 

BLACKPOOL (Lancs ), Pop. 101,543. 

(Sunday evening shows at all kinemas all year 
round.) 

New Alexandra (bth), Manchester Square. 
Phone, Blackpool 2616. — Prop., Marks Cir- 
cuit Cinemas, 326, Cheetham Hill Road, 
Manchester, 8. Phone, Collyhurst 2133. 
700 seats. Prices, is. to is. . 9d., Oct. to 
April once nightly. Mat., Sat. May to 
Sept., continuous from 6 p.m. Daily Mat. 
Booked at Manchester. Station, Blackpool, 
South. 

Clifton Palace (ba), Chiurch Street. Phone, 
Blackpool 153. — Prop., Blackpool Clifton 
Palace Co., Ltd. 700 seats. Continuous 
from 6.15 p.m. Daily Mat. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
Manchester. Station, Blackpool (Talbot Rd.). 



Dominion (we), Bispham. Phone, 51143.- — 
Prop., Fylde Cinemas, Ltd., Royal Oak 
Buildings, Lytham Road, Blackpool. 1,175 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
26, Cross Street, Manchester, Proscenium 
width, 39 ft. ; stage, 12 ft. Two dressing- 
rooms. Three shows daily. Station, Black- 
pool North. 

Empire Cinema (we), Hawes Side Lane, Mar- 
ton. Phone, South Shore, 41266. — Prop.,